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TSO in the News: Performances for Isolated Seniors

April 8, 2021

TSO Double Bass Tim Dawon plays for a TSOUND CONNECTIONS participant over video conferencing.

During these difficult times, TSO musicians are building personal connections with our community and offering heartwarming virtual concerts through two outreach programs—TSOUND CONNECTIONS and The Bright Spot.

CTV News, Global News Toronto, and CityNews captured seniors singing and dancing along with TSO musicians, and the joy that these virtual performances bring to them.


With over 100 virtual performances for members of the Alzheimer Society of Peel and residents of Baycrest, a long-term-care home, TSO musicians have brought joy and a sense of community to isolated seniors.

Our TSOUND CONNECTIONS program was launched as a response to the devastating impact that the pandemic has had on older adults, and journalists have been eager to tell this moving story.

A granddaughter hugs her 91-year-old grandmother, who is taking part in our TSOUND CONNECTIONS program.

“After weekly, personalized performances with the TSO, I briefly have the grandmother I knew back,” explains the granddaughter of a 91-year-old with Alzheimer’s Disease.

> CTV Toronto hears from TSOUND CONNECTIONS participants and their families, with performances from TSO Violin Yolanda Bruno.

The Bright Spot

TSO musicians also play virtual concerts for older adults as part of The Bright Spot, a shared program with the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

> TSO Flute Camille Watts explains the significance of The Bright Spot on CityNews.

TSO Flute Camille Watts plays a concert from her home as part of The Bright Spot, as reported by CityNews.

TSOUND CONNECTIONS is generously supported by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment and The Azrieli Foundation.


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