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The Reviews Are in for Vivaldi's Four Seasons!

The reviews are in—our patrons love Vivaldi's Four Seasons on TSO On Demand! Discover what our audiences are saying.

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"An AMAZING performance—it brought me to tears."

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra and YMCA of Greater Toronto Bring Live Music to Older Adults

As part of its ongoing partnership with the YMCA of Greater Toronto, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is offering a series of personal virtual performances for older adults. Music with the TSO is held weekly as part of the YMCA’s The Bright Spot virtual community.

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Composer Dinuk Wijeratne

The Old and the New: An Interview with Composer Dinuk Wijeratne

Pop music, Schubert, and 12th-century poems—Sri Lankan–born Canadian composer Dinuk Wijeratne's work brings together the old and the new. Listen as he talks about his unique style and myriad influences with The New Classical 96.3FM host, Kathleen Kajioka.

 

Virtual Performances
Five cartoon-style icons show chattering teeth, a hunting horn, a dog barking, a stream, and a lightning bolt—effects that can be heard in Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Vivaldi’s Musical Sound Effects

Thunderstorms, dogs barking, and murmuring streams—we've pulled out the audio clips of Vivaldi's nature sounds in The Four Seasons, in preparation for your full listening experience on TSO On Demand.

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An image from TSO On Demand: Beethoven Septet shows seven performers illuminated by spotlights on the Roy Thomson Hall Stage. An excerpt from a poem is overlaid: "Seven musicians stand on seven stars sharing their artistry to play together..."

Poet’s Corner: An Ode to Beethoven Septet on TSO On Demand!

TSO patron Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni was so moved by our recent virtual performance, she wrote this beautiful poem.

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TSO CEO Matthew Loden is pictured on stage at a TSO performance, speaking into a microphone.

One Year On: A Reflection from CEO Matthew Loden

12 months after the TSO’s last performance at Roy Thomson Hall, CEO Matthew Loden reflects on this year like no other—and shares where the Orchestra is heading.

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TSO Viola Ashley Vandiver on stage with the TSO

Working Toward Gender Equality in Orchestras: TSO Viola Ashley Vandiver

Gender inequality still exists in the orchestral world, much like other sectors. On International Women’s Day, TSO Viola Ashley Vandiver offers a personal perspective.

Virtual Performances
Yannick Bisson, who plays Inspector William Murdoch; the cast of Frankie Drake Mysteries; and TSO Associate Principal Clarinet Eric Abramovitz

On Set with Murdoch Mysteries & Frankie Drake Mysteries

How is being on stage in the concert hall different than performing on the set of a TV show?

Associate Principal Clarinet Eric Abramovitz takes us behind the scenes of two special musical episodes filmed for Murdoch Mysteries and Frankie Drake Mysteries.

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Two TSO long-time subscribers, Lorraine Kaake and Sylvia McPhee.

A Patron’s 100th Birthday & a Concert Milestone—A Celebration of Superfan Status!

The TSO is approaching its 100th season, and some of our most long-standing subscribers are approaching significant milestones, too. 

Meet two of our patrons who have journeyed alongside the TSO over the decades.

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