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TSO Performing at CAMH

What Does The Composer Do?

Oct. 31 and Nov 1, 2023 & Apr 15 and 18, 2024 Roy Thomson Hall

We hear orchestral music in movies, video games, anime, and more, but have you ever wondered how it gets made? Journey with us into the world of living composers and explore the unique creative challenges they face.

This concert lasts approximately 55 minutes with no intermission.

For more information about this concert, please consult our study guide.

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How to Book

$9 per seat (incl. HST)

To reserve your spot, please fill out our online booking form.


Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Roy Thomson Hall at 12:30pm

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Roy Thomson Hall at 10:30am

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Roy Thomson Hall at 12:30pm

Monday, April 15, 2024
Roy Thomson Hall at 11:00am

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Roy Thomson Hall at 10:30am

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Roy Thomson Hall at 12:30pm

Program to Include*:

R. Wagner

"The Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walküre


Koji Kondo/arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser

Super Marios Bros. Theme


Koji Kondo/arr. Gabriele Delfino

The Legend of Zelda Main Theme Medley


Afarin Mansouri

Mithra: Celebration Prelude


Florence Price/orch. W.G. Still

Dances in the Canebrakes: No. 1, Nimble Feet


Beyoncé/arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser

"Crazy in Love"


Joe Hisaishi

"Tonari no Totoro" from My Neighbour Totoro Orchestral Stories


Ian Cusson/auth. Marilyn Dumont

"Letter to Sir John A. Macdonald" & "The Devil's Language" from Five Songs on Poems of Marilyn Dumont


John Williams

Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


John Williams

Imperial March from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back



Finale from the Suite from The Firebird

1919 version


*Subject to change


Trevor Wilson

RBC Resident Conductor

Marion Newman

mezzo-soprano (2023 dates only)

Rebecca Cuddy

mezzo-soprano (2024 dates only)