Friends of the TSO

Annual gift of $100–$2,249

Friends Donor Privileges

Become a Friend of the TSO

Why become a Friend of the TSO?

Thanks to the generosity of Friends donors, the TSO is able to present a varied repertoire of exceptional live orchestral music performed by the world’s greatest artists. The Friends of the TSO provide a stable foundation of funding to support the TSO’s acclaimed concert performances and vital curriculum-based education programs. Every gift makes a difference!

Friends of the TSO enjoy a donor Open RehearsalFriends of the TSO enjoy a donor Open Rehearsal

How does being a Friend enhance my TSO experience?

Enjoy special access that will bring you closer to the music you love! In appreciation of your generous tax-deductible donation, we are pleased to offer you donor benefits* like:

  • A subscription to our exclusive donor newsletter, Noteworthy
  • Invitations to complimentary behind-the scenes experiences like donor Open Rehearsals and Backstage Tours
  • Advance ticket-purchase privileges for single-concert tickets

All donor privileges are extended to a donor household (two people) or to a donor plus one guest for a full calendar year from the time of their gift.

*Please note that additional fees apply for concert tickets. Some donor benefits depend on the level of giving.

To have the greatest impact, consider monthly giving. As a committed Music by the Month donor, you will provide a steady and reliable source of funding for the Orchestra in a way that’s convenient for you.

Minimum gift amount of $10 per month. The Friends of the TSO is an annual donor program. If paying in monthly instalments, a minimum full-year commitment is required.

Friends FAQ

What does my Friends donation support?

Your support helps the TSO deliver a varied repertoire of exceptional music performed by musicians of the highest calibre. And you play an integral role in bringing the finest guest artists to the stage, commissioning new works, developing tomorrow’s talent through the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and inspiring a passion for music through our curriculum-based School Concerts.

As a Friend of the TSO, you will receive periodic updates through our donor newsletter, Noteworthy, and other communications on how your support is helping your Orchestra make a difference in your city.

What is the tax-deductible amount of my donation?

All Friends contributions are fully tax-deductible.

Can I become a Friend at any time?

Yes. The Friends of the TSO is a rolling individual-giving program, which means that you can sign up at any time of the year and will be entitled to receive donor benefits for a full calendar year starting on the date of your donation. The TSO concert season typically runs from September to June.

Can my employer match my donation?

Yes. Double the impact of your gift at no additional cost to you! Please check with your employer to see if your gift can be matched through a corporate matching-gift program.

How will I find out about Friends donor events?

As part of your membership, you will receive communications with information about upcoming events. Many event notifications are sent via email, so please let us know if you have updated your email address.

Are there additional costs to attend donor events?

Open Rehearsals and Backstage Tours are complimentary for donors.

Tickets to TSO performances range in price depending on your age, the seat you select, and the number of tickets you purchase at one time. If you need any guidance when purchasing tickets, please contact TSO Patron Services at 416.598.3375.

Friends Donor Privileges

Become a Friend of the TSO

Upcoming Friends events

We are currently planning our slate of 2019/20 donor events, and we look forward to sharing next season’s Calendar of Events with donors in August.

For more information or further assistance, please contact:

Meaghan Duffy
Development Officer, Annual Giving

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