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2021/2022 Relaxed Performances and Young People’s Concerts

The TSO welcomes the next generation of music lovers back to Roy Thomson Hall for fun-filled Young People’s Concerts in this April and May
April 1, 2022

The TSO is so excited to welcome the next generation of music lovers back to fun-filled Young People’s Concerts this April and May including Peter, the Wolf & the Kiwi and mad.sad.glad at Roy Thomson Hall.

Our first YPC of the year is Peter, the Wolf & the Kiwi on Saturday, April 16; audiences will delight in a musical menagerie as the TSO and Barrett Principal Education Conductor & Community Ambassador Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser bring two animal adventures vividly to life through performance and narration. 

Prokofiev’s timeless symphonic fable, Peter and the Wolf, is paired with Kiwis Can’t Play the Violin—a World Première from TSO RBC Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel, based on an original children’s book by TSO Education Manager Pierre Rivard about the wonders encouragement can accomplish.

In mad.sad.glad on Saturday, May 15, experience all the feels as Bartholomew-Poyser leads the Orchestra in a program showcasing how a range of emotions can be expressed—and experienced—through music. Hear works by Tchaikovsky, John Williams, and more!

Both of these Young People’s Concerts are also available as Relaxed Performances and are intended to be sensitive to and welcoming of neurodiverse audiences, including patrons on the autism spectrum, those with sensory and communication disorders, people with learning disabilities, or those who simply want a more informal concert experience.

“As an advocate for all parents who have a child with challenges, having the opportunity to attend a high-calibre performance without the stress and worry about our child’s behaviour and judgment by others is very, very important,” said one patron.

Bring your family to a Young People’s Concert or Relaxed Performance!

A young patron enjoys a TSO Relaxed Performance
Jag Gundu