Although the TSO has returned to a full schedule of in-person concerts, the Education and Community Engagement team continues to deliver meaningful programming for older and isolated people, developed during the early stages of the pandemic.
Building on the initial success of the TSOUND Connections program, the TSO has worked with community partner, the Alzheimer Society of Peel (ASP), this season to offer virtual music programs that engage and entertain while promoting health and wellbeing, reducing social isolation, and enriching the lives of participants.
For ASP, this has meant 30-minute Google Meet calls with music and conversation between a senior and a TSO musician. In partnership with ASP, this season culminated in the TSO’s first-ever in-person TSOUND Connections sessions.
On May 2, Clare Semes (Violin) and Kelly Zimba Lukić (Principal Flute) brought their charming program of nostalgic songs and well-known orchestral favourites to participants at the Brampton Day Centre.
And, on June 2, 2022, a TSO string quartet of Amanda Goodburn (Violin), Jenny Thompson (Violin), Ivan Ivanovich (Viola), and Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron (Associate Principal Cello) performed at ASP’s Sam McCallion Day Centre.