The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra tells the story of a turbulent time through their program beginning with Brahms's Tragic Overture and ending triumphantly with Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra featuring soloists from each section of the orchestra. Join the TSYO as they celebrate entering their 49th season!
María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir
Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Concerto for 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.