TSO Ends 2015 on a High Note

December 22, 2015

December 22, 2015: The first portion of the 2015/16 season at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) was particularly successful, and excitement has been building up in a joyful crescendo. The TSO’s 2015 Christmas program wraps up with an all-time record-setting high in attendance: with 10 back-to-back sold-out performances in December (All Tchaikovsky, Cirque de la Symphonie, and Messiah), 2015 is definitely ending on a high note.

And keeping up with the tempo, the TSO embarks on a tour of Florida on January 2, 2016. The Orchestra, Music Director Peter Oundjian, and guest soloist Jan Lisiecki look forward to performing six concerts in five cities.

Tickets are on sale now for the Mozart@260 Festival, which begins January 15. The festival marks the much-anticipated return of Bernard Labadie (conductor and festival curator) to the Canadian stage after an 18-month hiatus to deal with health issues, and the TSO début of the young, sought-after Joel Ivany, who directs the inventive semi-staged version of Mozart’s poignant Requiem.

The TSO continues to strive to make culture accessible to all, embracing and promoting Canadian values through the universal language of music. May 2016 be filled with peace, music, and more unexpected, uplifting endeavours from the TSO such as TSO celebrates what Syrians bring to Canada!

The TSO Season Presenting Sponsor is BMO Financial Group.
The TSO Season Patron is The Renette and David Berman Family Foundation. 

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About the TSO: Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most important cultural institutions, recognized internationally. Music Director Peter Oundjian leads the TSO with a commitment to innovative programming and audience development through a broad range of performances that showcase the exceptional talents of the Orchestra along with a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. The TSO also serves the larger community with TSOUNDCHECK, the original under-35 ticket program; the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; and music-education programs that reach tens of thousands of students each year.

JANUARY 2016 CONCERT LISTINGS

All concerts are at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, unless otherwise noted.
Call the TSO ticket line at 416.598.3375 or order tickets online at TSO.CA.

What Makes It Great?® Mozart Symphony 40
Fri, January 15 at 7:30pm
Rob Kapilow, conductor & host
Mozart: Symphony No. 40, K. 550
TICKETS: $34.75–$83.85

Mozart Jupiter Symphony
Sat, January 16 at 8:00pm
Sun, January 17 at 3:00pm at George Weston Recital Hall

Bernard Labadie, conductor
Alexandre Tharaud, piano
Frédéric Antoun, tenor
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone

Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Mozart: “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” and “Dalla sua pace” from Don Giovanni
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271 “Jeunehomme”
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, K. 551 “Jupiter”

Jan 16 & 17: Intermission chat in the lobby.

TICKETS:
JAN 16 $33.75–$148
JAN 17 $44.25–$100.50

Mozart Requiem
Thu, January 21 at 8:00pm
Fri, January 22 at 7:30pm
Sat, January 23 at 8:00pm

Bernard Labadie, conductor
Joel Ivany, stage director
Kevin Lamotte, lighting design
Lydia Teuscher, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Frédéric Antoun, tenor
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone
Amadeus Choir & Elmer Iseler Singers (Lydia Adams, Artistic Director)
The TSO Chamber Soloists (Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; Jonathan Crow, violin; Mark Skazinetsky, violin; Teng Li, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello)

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K 58 – Mvt. II. Larghetto
Mozart/completed by Robert D. Levin: Requiem, K. 626 (semi-staged)

TICKETS: $33.75–$148

Symphonie Fantastique
Wed, January 27 at 8:00pm
Thu, January 28 at 8:00pm

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano

Sibelius: “The Swan of Tuonela” from Lemminkäinen Suite
Dutilleux: Correspondances
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

TICKETS: $33.75–$148

Symphonie Fantastique
Sat, January 30 at 7:30pm

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Neil Deland, horn

R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Post-concert party in the lobby.

TICKETS: $33.75–$107

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NATIONAL Public Relations
416.586.1939
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Alison Crocker
NATIONAL Public Relations
416.848.1624
acrocker@national.ca

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