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Why Become a Friend of the TSO?

The Friends of the TSO provide a critically important base of funding to support the TSO’s acclaimed performances, and vital community and education programs. Every gift makes a difference! All donations of $20 or more will be recognized with a charitable tax receipt. Friends donor benefits start with a gift of $100 or more annually.

Make a Friends Donation

To have the greatest impact, consider a monthly gift of $10 to become a Friend of the TSO. As a committed Music by the Month donor, you will provide a steady and reliable source of funding for the Orchestra in a way that’s convenient for you.

GIVE MONTHLY

Your monthly gifts and recognition will continue without interruption, though you can contact us at any time to cancel or adjust your gift amount. The Friends of the TSO is an annual donor membership program. A minimum full-year commitment is required to maintain access to donor benefits.

A Special Message and Performance from TSO Principal Flute Kelly Zimba Lukić

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Friends Donor Benefits

In appreciation of your support, we are pleased to offer donor benefits designed to engage, inspire, and deepen your connection with the music you love.

We are incredibly grateful for every gift to the TSO. All donations of $20 or more receive a charitable tax receipt, as well as:

  • A subscription to our donor e-newsletter, including curated digital content.
  • Digital access to Noteworthy donor magazine.
  • Invitations to view live-streamed Donor Open Rehearsals.

View All Donor Benefits

All donor benefits are extended to a donor household (two people) or to a donor and their guest (max. two people) for one full calendar year from the time of their gift.

Strings $100–$249

Benefits include:

  • Advanced access to purchase single tickets for TSO concerts.
  • Access to a Friends priority ticketing phone line.
  • An invitation for two people to attend an in-person Donor Open Rehearsal.

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Woodwinds $250–$499

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two people to attend two in-person Donor Open Rehearsals.
  • An invitation for two people to attend a Donor Backstage Tour.
  • A print copy of Noteworthy donor magazine.

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Brass $500–$999

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two people to attend three in-person Donor Open Rehearsals.
  • An invitation for two people to attend a Donor Library Tour.
  • A guest pass to experience the Maestro’s Club Lounge during one of your TSO concerts at Roy Thomson Hall (admits two people).*
  • Recognition of your support in the TSO Annual Report.

*Advanced reservation required. Some restrictions may apply due to capacity limitations in the Lounge. 

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Percussion $1,000–$1,499

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two people to attend all of our in-person Donor Open Rehearsals.
  • Guest passes to experience the Maestro’s Club Lounge during two of your TSO concerts at Roy Thomson Hall (admits two people).*
  • Recognition of your support in our online donor listings on TSO.CA.

*Advanced reservation required. Some restrictions may apply due to capacity limitations in the Lounge. 

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Concertmaster $1,500–$2,499

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to bring up to two additional guests to a Donor Open Rehearsal.
  • Guest passes to experience the Maestro’s Club Lounge during three of your TSO concerts at Roy Thomson Hall (admits two people).*
  • Invitations to select Maestro’s Club events.

*Advanced reservation required. Some restrictions may apply due to capacity limitations in the Lounge. 

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Looking for more? Enjoy access to the members-only Maestro’s Club Lounge for all of your TSO concerts at Roy Thomson Hall, invitations to exclusive events, and personalized concierge service for all of your ticketing needs when you join the Maestro’s Club with a gift of $2,500 or more. View full Maestro’s Club program details.

Your Gift at Work

Philanthropy is a significant source of funding for the TSO every year, and now more than ever as we celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Your support will help fund:

  • Our exceptional concert programming on the main stage.
  • The artistic growth and engagement of our talented musicians.
  • The commissioning of new works to expand the orchestral repertoire.
  • Music-education programs like School Concerts for grades K-12 and Digital Teacher Resources.
  • The development of next-generation artists through the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO), our Resident Conductor and Affiliate Composer positions, and our partnership with Women in Musical Leadership.
  • Relaxed Performances designed specifically 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 relaxed concert experience.
  • Health and wellbeing programs like TSOUND Connections—which uses music and technology to connect seniors in case with TSO musicians to reduce social isolation and support positive mental health—as well as our burgeoning partnerships with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the YMCA of Greater Toronto, and CAMH.

Contact Us

To make a donation, or for more information, please contact:

Alexandra LeBlanc, Development Coordinator, Annual Fund

friends@TSO.CA
416.598.5311

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