Toronto Symphony Orchestra Cancels Remaining 2019/20 Season Concerts
April 14, 2020
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 2019/20 concerts, which had been planned to go through to June 27, have been cancelled, with some programs being postponed to the 2020/21 season. Predictions from public health leaders indicate that the TSO must redirect its focus toward brighter days ahead.
“The cancellation of a third of our season is devastating in so many ways. The very thing that drives us—making exquisite music that connects us with our audience in a common journey—has been taken away by this heartbreaking health crisis,” said Matthew Loden, CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. “As distressing as the loss of our season is, we remain humbled by all those who continue to serve our community through essential services such as supporting front-line health-care workers, food banks, and isolated seniors. In our own way, we will continue to try and serve our community through the elevating power of music—virtually.”
Musicians from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra have shared musical moments online over the past several weeks. The most recent musical offering came from a collaboration between the Orchestra’s brass section and singer Measha Brueggergosman, and was dedicated to isolated seniors—“I’ll Be Seeing You”.
Subscribers and patrons will have several options for managing their tickets to cancelled concerts including donating the value as a charitable gift, receiving a credit or Gift Certificate for the 2020/21 season, or receiving a refund.
Click here for a full list of cancelled performances plus important information about the postponement of Star Wars: The Force Awakens—In Concert and FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Orchestra World Tour.