The TSO Chamber Soloists

Intimate pre-concert performances

Founded in 2014, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists came together with mission to create programming featuring a diverse and varied range of instruments. Acclaimed as an ensemble of distinguished virtuosi, The Chamber Soloists’ unique combination of winds, strings, keyboard, and percussion gives it the flexibility to present a wide range of unusual and infrequently performed repertoire, along with some of the best-loved works in the chamber music literature.

Comprising principal players from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The TSO Chamber Soloists have already performed around the world, from Roy Thomson Hall to the iconic Harpa Hall in Iceland, with such distinguished guest artists as Emanuel Ax, James Ehnes, Barbara Hannigan, and John Storgårds. Curated by TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow, The Chamber Soloists seek to bring audiences closer to the musicians of the Orchestra—personally and musically. As the chamber ensemble could be seen as a microcosm of the symphony orchestra, the intimate nature of chamber music invites the audience to a close encounter with the distinct personalities and talents of the TSO’s individual musicians, while the works performed offer a different perspective into a particular composer’s craft.

The TSO Chamber Soloists perform inside the Roy Thomson Hall auditorium. Doors for the pre-concert performance open 30 minutes before the performance begins. Admission is included in the price of your TSO concert ticket. Seating is limited, and latecomers will not be admitted after the performance start time.

Programs are subject to change.

2019/20 Season

Gimeno Conducts Daphnis et Chloé
Wed, October 9, 2019 at 6:45pm
Doors open at 6:15pm
No seating after 6:45pm

Ravel/arr. Skaila Kanga: Sonatine en Trio – Mvt. II
Fauré: Après un Reve
Fauré: En Prière
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp

Kelly Zimba, flute
Theresa Rudolph, viola
Heidi Elise Bearcroft, harp

All Tchaikovsky
Sun, December 1, 2019 at 1:45pm
Doors open at 1:15pm
No seating after 1:45pm

Arensky: String Quartet No. 2

Jonathan Crow, violin
Remi Pelletier, viola
Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello
Winona Zelenka, cello

Majestic Bruckner
Thu, February 20, 2020 at 6:45pm
Doors open at 6:15pm
No seating after 6:45pm

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
With special guests Krisztina Szabό, mezzo-soprano, and Donald Runnicles, piano

Oundjian Conducts Mahler
Fri, May 1, 2020 at 6:15pm
Doors open at 5:45pm
No seating after 6:15pm

Vivier: Cinq chansons pour percussion

Charles Settle, percussion
Joe Kelly, percussion
John Rudolph, percussion

All Beethoven
Sat, June 13, 2020 at 6:45pm
Doors open at 6:15
No seating after 6:45pm

Beethoven: Septet
With special guest James Ehnes, violin

James Ehnes, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Joseph Johnson, cello
Jeffrey Beecher, bass
Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet
Neil Deland, horn
Michael Sweeney, bassoon

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