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.)
PRE-CONCERT LOBBY ACTIVITIES
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
Hockey Night in Canada
The Hockey Sweater