The TSO does Noël like no other! Our annual holiday extravaganza will see members of the Orchestra at their festive finest under the merry baton of RBC Resident Conductor Simon Rivard. Your host, TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, will guide you through timeless carols and other wassail-worthy works—including seasonal songs written and performed by celebrated Métis singer Andrea Menard and Canadian guitarist Robert Walsh. A special at-home audience sing-along and a virtual visit from you-know-who will put a bow on this holly jolly good time!
This concert is approximately 60 minutes in length and will feature 25 musicians from the Orchestra.
Steven Reineke's appearance is generously supported by Ross and Sarah Kerr.
Available Friday, December 18, 2020–Sunday, January 3, 2021
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Traditional/arr. Jeff Tyzik: The Wexford Carol/Christmas Eve Reel
Traditional/arr. Jeff Tyzik: Greensleeves
Andrea Menard & Robert Walsh/arr. John Welsman: “Sparkle”
Traditional/arr. Jeff Tyzik: Mis zeh Hidlik (Behold the Lights)
Herbert/arr. Lucas Waldin: “March of the Toys” from Babes in Toyland
Traditional/arr. Jeff Tyzik: Gesù bambino
Tchaikovsky/arr. Lucas Waldin: Excerpts from The Nutcracker: Spanish Dance
Russian Dance Andrea Menard & Robert Walsh/arr. Lucas Waldin: “Gather Round”
Holst/arr. Andrea Menard & Robert Walsh: “In the Bleak Midwinter”
Robert Walsh, Darcy Phillips & Rhonda Metszies/arr. Robert Walsh: “Northern Lights”
Andrea Menard & Robert Walsh/arr. Robert Walsh: “My Winter Song”
Various/arr. Steven Reineke: Christmas Sing-Along: “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
“Joy to the World”
Simon Rivard, RBC Resident Conductor
Steven Reineke, host
Andrea Menard, vocalist
Robert Walsh, guitar
Introducing Gustavo Gimeno!
In 2020/21, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra welcomes its 11th Music Director. Critically acclaimed for his ability to elicit fresh and vibrant performances, Maestro Gimeno has conducted leading orchestras in Europe, North America, and Japan.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GUSTAVO