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The cover of the Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier featuring drawings of young boys in Montreal Canadiens jerseys
Young People's Concert

The Hockey Sweater

Sun, Feb 5, 2023 Roy Thomson Hall

The iconic Canadian story The Hockey Sweater is brought to life through the music of Abigail Richardson-Schulte in this TSO co-commissioned work. Enjoy a charming winter tale, narrated by author Roch Carrier, that will appeal to all budding hockey fans. Toronto Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concerts are perfect for ages 5-12 and fun for the whole family. 

To get the most out of this concert, take a look at our study guide, listen to our podcast, and take a shot at winning the grand prize in our Hockey Sweater Playoffs contest. (You always miss 100% of the contests you don’t enter.)


LLLLLLET’S GET READY for some hockey-themed fun! Dress in your sports jerseys and come an hour early to:

  • Meet a mascot!
  • See a famous hockey sweater from the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • Try out an instrument at the Long & McQuade Instrument Discovery Zone.
  • Buy a copy of The Hockey Sweater book or CD.

Roch Carrier will be signing books in the lobby after the 4pm concert. For those attending the 1:30pm concert wishing to get his autograph, pre-signed copies of The Hockey Sweater will be available for purchase. The composer of the Hockey Sweater, Abigail Richardson-Schulte, will be signing autographs in the lobby before both concerts.

Plus, don’t miss The Hitmen Entertainment Drumline’s pulse-pounding performance starting in the lobby at 1:00pm and 3:30pm.

The Hockey Sweater is a TSO co-commission with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Program to Include:


William Tell Overture (Finale)


“Flight of the Bumblebee”


Clarinet Concerto No. 2, Mvt. III

Guenther/Senfter/Whittaker/arr. Ford

Kernkraft 400

Claman/arr. Cable

Hockey Night in Canada

Abigail Richardson-Schulte

The Hockey Sweater

TSO Co-comission


Trevor Wilson

Trevor Wilson

RBC Resident Conductor
Roch Carter holding up a blue Toronto Maple Leafs jersey

Roch Carrier


Abigail Richardson-Schulte


Andrew Neagoe

clarinet (2021/22 TSYO Concerto Competition Winner)