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  • The TSO is one of Canada’s longest-standing symphonic ensembles.
  • The TSO has an esteemed roster of 88 musicians, many of whom are acclaimed solo and chamber-ensemble artists, as well as teachers in music faculties across North America.
  • When appointed Music Director in 2004, Toronto-born Peter Oundjian established festival-based programming, including the annual New Creations and Mozart Festivals.
  • In its 2015/16 season, the TSO presents 35 guest artists making their TSO débuts.
  • In its 2015/16 season, the TSO performs four world premières, one North American première, and five Canadian premières.
  • In its 2015/16 season, the TSO presents six newly commissioned works.
  • In its 2015/16 season, the TSO features 49 Canadian guest artists and performs works by nine Canadian composers.
  • In its 2015/16 season, the TSO performs 57 unique programs in 108 performances, and 19 curriculum-based Student Concerts.
  • The TSO signed a multi-disc recording contract with Chandos Records in 2014 and has since released its first recording under the label, Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade, which was nominated for a 2015 JUNO Award.
  • The TSO supports emerging artists with two resident positions: RBC Resident Conductor Earl Lee and RBC Affiliate Composer Jordan Pal.
  • Approximately 37,000 young people participate in the TSO’s curriculum-based education programs each season.
  • The TSO manages one of Canada’s largest youth orchestras, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.
  • The TSOUNDCHECK ticket program for young audiences between the ages of 15 and 35, is a pioneering audience-development initiative that has been duplicated by arts organizations around the world.
  • TSOUNDCHECK members make up more than 10% of the TSO audience.
  • The TSO is a not-for-profit, charitable organization.

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