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Principal Cello Joseph Johnson and Chief Executive Officer Mark Williams during a Q&A in the lobby of Roy Thomson Hall

Attending the Free TSO Open House

Sat, Sep 24, 2022 Roy Thomson Hall

Enjoy a range of activities for all ages in our FREE Open House, celebrating our 100th anniversary. Doors open at 10am and no registration is required to attend.

Children's Storytime: Kiwis Can't Play the Violin

10:00am, 10:50am*

Hear the much-loved children’s story Kiwis Can’t Play the Violin by TSO Education Manager Pierre Rivard and narrated by TSO Principal Education Conductor and Community Ambassador Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and featuring your TSO musicians.

Free Performances

Experience short performances throughout the day by a diversity of artists from across our city, including:

Musicians of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO)

Hear the musicians of the TSYO perform works by Mozart, Dvořák, and more


Musicians of the TSO


Musicians of the TSYO


Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto

Bridging Canadian and Iranian culture through music and art, ICOT performs intriguing and melodic piano works by Persian composers


Winston “Pappy” Frederick

Trinidadian-born steelpan artist, music producer, and teacher, Winston “Pappy” Frederick shares his talent and passion for this amazing instrument



This all-female, chamber folk ensemble intertwines the sounds of Scandinavian, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Celtic music to create something entirely new


Winston “Pappy” Frederick


Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto




*Schedule of events is subject to change without notice

Family Activities

Design an instrument, create your own sheet music, go on a scavenger hunt, or learn more about music in a range of family activity stations.

Instrument Discovery Zone

Always wanted to pluck a cello? Dying to try out the trumpet? Children (and adults!) get an opportunity to interact with orchestral instruments in this engaging and hands-on station.

Activities for All Ages

Test your music trivia knowledge for a chance to win some coveted prizes, enjoy a beverage at the colouring station geared towards adults, or learn the history of TSO’s 100 years in our digital historical exhibit from the TSO archives.

Food and Drink

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the Roy Thomson Hall bar. Guests who bring their own food can enjoy it in David Pecaut Square on the west side of Roy Thomson Hall.

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