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March 10 2014

Toronto Public Library Announces Lineup for 2014 Keep Toronto Reading Festival including 22 days of Cello Performances by Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

March 10, 2014 - Toronto Public Library has announced its programming line-up for its Keep Toronto Reading Festival, running April 1-30, 2014. This year’s city-wide celebration of reading spotlights the library’s One Book community read, The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. The themes of this bestselling novel – hope despite adversity, human resilience and artistic expression in times of conflict – will be explored at dozens of library branches throughout Toronto. 


March 06 2014

Spring at the TSO!

Richard Goode plays Mozart, Hélène Grimaud performs Brahms and Sir Andrew Davis conducts Mahler
This April the TSO Marks the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Richard Strauss, Features a Canadian Première From JUNO award-winning composer Vivian Fung, Celebrates Spring with Operatic Love Songs, and Parties Mardi Gras Style!

March 6, 2014 - A deeply respected pianist, Richard Goode has been playing Mozart with unsurpassed skill and taste for 50 years.  In April, Goode joins the TSO to perform Mozart’s delightful Piano Concerto No. 17 which showcases the composer at his most positive, lively and lyrical.  Goode shares the programme with TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow, who will be featured in Richard Strauss’s personally charged tone poem, Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), one of his most virtuosic orchestral works and a cheeky self-portrait.  The concert opens with the Canadian première of Vivian Fung’s Aqua, a striking work inspired by the architectural design of Chicago’s 82-story skyscraper Aqua Tower.  Prior to Toronto performance, the TSO will tour this programme to Maison Symphonique de Montreal (April 8) and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa (April 9).


February 07 2014

Music Director Peter Oundjian Teams up with Composer John Adams for the 10th Annual New Creations Festival

The New Creations Festival also Features Two TSO Commissions/World Premières from Canadian Composers, Five Canadian Premières, and Pre-Concert Performances and Post-Concert Parties Every Night!

February 7, 2014 - Now in its 10th season, the New Creations Festival has become a hallmark of TSO programming. Throughout the festival’s history, the TSO has welcomed artists from across Canada and the world, and premièred the works of emerging and renowned contemporary composers. 



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