Young-professionals donor program from $120/year ($10/month)
Why join the Impresarios Club?
The Impresarios Club is a dynamic community of young professionals who share a passion for the TSO. As an Impresarios Club donor, you will make connections with other like-minded music lovers and TSO musicians at post-concert socials and special events—all while providing vital support for your Orchestra’s acclaimed concert performances and music-education programs.
In the words of Rachel Spiar, Co-Chair, Young Leadership Council:
"I’m happy to support the Orchestra because classical music is something I care about deeply. What makes supporting the TSO through my membership in the Impresarios Club so special—and what makes it truly meaningful—is that it becomes more than just a donation. By coming to events, befriending other young professionals, and getting to know TSO staff and musicians, I feel like I’m part of the TSO family."
Pianist Lukas Geniušas (centre) and members of the Impresarios Club at an IC Concert Social
How does being an Impresario 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:
- Opportunities to mix and mingle with TSO musicians and special guests
- Networking with the TSO’s Young Leadership Council and other young professionals
- Invitations to Impresarios Club Concert Socials and specially curated Impresarios Club Salons
- Access to complimentary behind-the scenes experiences like donor Open Rehearsals and Backstage Tours
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 and select events. 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 Impresarios Club is an annual donor program. If paying in monthly instalments, a minimum full-year commitment is required.
Impresarios Club FAQ
What does my Impresarios Club 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 an Impresarios Club donor, you will receive periodic updates through an e-newsletter 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?
Impresarios Club donations under $1,000 are fully tax-deductible. Donations over $1,000 grant you access to the Maestro's Club Lounge at all TSO concerts at Roy Thomson Hall, so the Canada Revenue Agency requires that we deduct $250 from your tax receipt for the fair-market value of Maestro's Club Lounge hospitality. You may choose to decline use of the Maestro’s Club Lounge and receive a full tax receipt.
What do you mean by “young” professional?
The Impresarios Club is targeted to young professionals in their 20s and 30s, with a goal of fostering philanthropic support among younger patrons. All Impresarios Club events are 19+.
If you are in your 40s, you are welcome to join at your discretion or consider becoming a Friend of the TSO.
Can I become an Impresarios Club donor at any time?
Yes. The Impresarios Club 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 events and special offers for Impresarios Club members?
As part of your membership, you will receive e-newsletters with information about upcoming events. All event notifications are sent via email, so please let us know if you have updated your email address. You can also like the Impresarios Club Facebook page for regular updates!
Are there additional costs to attend Impresarios Club events?
Impresarios Club Concert Socials, Open Rehearsals, and Backstage Tours are complimentary for donors. Additional fees apply for special ticketed events like Impresarios Club Salons.
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.
What if I only want to attend a few Impresarios Club events?
You are welcome to attend as many or as few events as you’d like. Some donor events such as Open Rehearsals and Backstage Tours are complimentary and only require that you RSVP (space is limited). Other donor events such as Impresarios Club Salons have an additional cost; however, you need only pay if you decide to go. No matter how many events you make it to in a season, your donation will remain an important source of support for the TSO, and we will keep you up to date on Impresarios Club activities.
Upcoming Impresarios Club events
IC Fall Salon: TSO Brass in the Distillery
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 7:00–10:00pm
Spirit of York Distillery Co.
Donor Open Rehearsal: Thaïs Grand Opera in Concert
Mon, Nov 4, 2019 7:30–10:00pm
IC Concert Social: All Tchaikovsky
Sat, Nov 30, 2019 8:00pm
Please note that all IC Concert Socials are 19+ events.
Browse photos from previous Impresarios Club events on the Impresarios Club Facebook page.
To make a donation, RSVP for an event, or for more information please contact:
Development Officer, Annual Giving
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