TSYO Conductor, Simon Rivard, conducts Lera Auerbach’s scintillating Icarus where myth becomes music. Followed by two concertos featuring winners of the TSYO's 2021/2022 Concerto Competition. Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 performed by Ian Ye and Rossini's Introduction Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra performed by Eugene Jung will have you in awe of their young talent! Finally, you're sure to be on the edge of your seat listening to the curious Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances with its energetic rhythms with shifting harmonies. Come watch the TSYO 49th season's finale concert and support our rising stars!
Fast Vibe in a Short Machine
Clyne Masquerade (2013)
Violin Concerto No. 1 – Mvts. I & II
Introduction, Theme, and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
Simon Rivard is one of the most sought-after conductors on the Canadian music scene.
Since 2018, he has been the conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. In 2022–23, he will make his debut with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre classique de Montréal. In addition, he will conduct the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, and the Edmonton Opera in Puccini’s Tosca.
About the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
For nearly 50 seasons, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO) has been dedicated to providing a high-level orchestral experience for talented young musicians aged 22 and under. The tuition-free TSYO program delivers a unique, powerful, and life-enriching opportunity that encourages significant achievement, regardless of participants' chosen career paths. The TSYO is closely affiliated with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO): TSO musicians serve as coaches through the season, TSO guest artists lead masterclasses for TSYO members, and the TSYO performs annually with the TSO in a side-by-side concert.
The Youth Orchestra has toured extensively within Canada and abroad. Tour destinations have included Banff, British Columbia, the Canadian Arctic, Quebec, Texas, Massachusetts, California, Japan, and Europe.