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May 2017

Chan Ka Nin: Sesquie for Canada 150

26 May - 7:30pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Image of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Witness the première of Canadian composer Chan Ka Nin's Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and Sinfonia Toronto.

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June 2017

Luc Martin: Sesquie for Canada 150

2 June - 7:30pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Image of Jonathan Crow

Witness the première of Canadian composer Luc Martin's Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and Timmins Symphony Orchestra.

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CA-NA-DA!

10 June - 7:30pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Green Gables, PEI, Canada

From The Log Driver’s Waltz to “The Hockey Theme” (from Hockey Night in Canada), this must-see program of popular music from Canadian stage and screen will have you smiling from ear to ear! Conducted by Canadian Lucas Waldin. Additional Partner Orchestras Ontario Pops Orchestra—October 21, 2017 Windsor Symphony Orchestra—October 28–29, 2017

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CA-NA-DA!

11 June - 3:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Green Gables, PEI, Canada

From The Log Driver’s Waltz to “The Hockey Theme” (from Hockey Night in Canada), this must-see program of popular music from Canadian stage and screen will have you smiling from ear to ear! Conducted by Canadian Lucas Waldin. Additional Partner Orchestras Ontario Pops Orchestra—October 21, 2017 Windsor Symphony Orchestra—October 28–29, 2017

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Andrew Balfour: Sesquie for Canada 150

14 June - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Image of Wallis Giunta

Witness the première of Canadian composer Andrew Balfour's Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

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Carly Rae Jepsen

17 June - 7:30pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Carly Rae Jepsen

with Live Orchestra One night only! Three-time JUNO Award–winning and GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen makes her must-see TSO début. Hear Carly Rae Jepsen perform her iconic hits with full Orchestra, plus intimate sets featuring guitar and string quartet. This collaboration, in celebration of Canada 150, is not to be missed!

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Pierre Simard: Sesquie for Canada 150

21 June - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Image of Nicola Benedetti

Witness the première of Canadian composer Pierre Simard's Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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September 2017

Opening Night: Life of Pi

19 September - 7:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Life of Pi

Canadian composer Mychael Danna’s Academy Award–winning film score to Life of Pi, based on the novel of the same title by Canadian author Yann Martel, makes its World Première on the TSO stage as a new orchestral suite. Canadian violinist James Ehnes demonstrates versatile mastery in Chausson’s dreamy Poème and Saint-Saëns’s dynamic Rondo Capriccioso. Order a subscription from only $79 and add on this concert at a subscriber discount! Single tickets go on sale July 2017.

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A Tribute to Glenn Gould

22 September - 7:30pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Glenn Gould

Genius. Innovator. International superstar. The TSO pays tribute to the life and legacy of legendary pianist Glenn Gould in a must-see concert including music that defined his career. Plus, witness the World Première of Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy’s new orchestral work inspired by Gould. Jan Lisiecki marshals all the nobility and turbulent drama of Brahms’s First Piano Concerto, a piece that Gould made uniquely his own. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79!…

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A Tribute to Glenn Gould

23 September - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Glenn Gould

Genius. Innovator. International superstar. The TSO pays tribute to the life and legacy of legendary pianist Glenn Gould in a must-see concert including music that defined his career. Plus, witness the World Première of Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy’s new orchestral work inspired by Gould. Jan Lisiecki marshals all the nobility and turbulent drama of Brahms’s First Piano Concerto, a piece that Gould made uniquely his own. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79!…

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Triple Concerto for Canadian Concertmasters

27 September - 8:00am
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Jonathan Crow

In a landmark collaboration, Canadian composer Alexina Louie’s triple concerto for the concertmasters of the TSO (Jonathan Crow), National Arts Centre Orchestra (Yosuke Kawasaki), and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (Andrew Wan) receives its World Première at Roy Thomson Hall. Scored for two vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, and setting German-language texts from the Lutheran Bible, A German Requiem is Brahms’s most expansive and moving composition. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single…

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Triple Concerto for Canadian Concertmasters

28 September - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Jonathan Crow

In a landmark collaboration, Canadian composer Alexina Louie’s triple concerto for the concertmasters of the TSO (Jonathan Crow), National Arts Centre Orchestra (Yosuke Kawasaki), and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (Andrew Wan) receives its World Première at Roy Thomson Hall. Scored for two vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, and setting German-language texts from the Lutheran Bible, A German Requiem is Brahms’s most expansive and moving composition. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single…

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October 2017

Darren Fung: Sesquie for Canada 150

3 October - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Steven Reineke

Witness the première of Canadian composer Darren Fung’s Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Plus, the TSO celebrates the incredible catalogue of the most-honoured film composer of all time: John Williams! Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017.

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Adizokan

7 October - 7:30pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
adizokan

Celebrate the evocative culture of Canadian Indigenous peoples in a singular concert curated and directed by Sandra Laronde, founder and artistic director of Red Sky Performance. Experience the world premiere of Adizokan—a new genre-bending creation that explores Indigenous connections to ancestral origins. Inspired by Indigenous cosmology, sky and star stories, and the complex traces of a deep past and future. This image-rich experience is a potent mix of dance, video, electro-acoustic and orchestra by Canadian composer Eliot Britton. Order tickets today when you include this performance…

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A Tribute to Maureen Forrester

19 October - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Maureen Forrester

One of the finest voices of her generation, Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester dazzled audiences worldwide. Honouring her memorable life and career, these performances feature a new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Howard Shore, performed by Canadian Susan Platts, plus one of Forrester’s signature works: Mahler’s symphonic song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017. Additional Partner Orchestras University…

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A Tribute to Maureen Forrester

20 October - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Maureen Forrester

One of the finest voices of her generation, Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester dazzled audiences worldwide. Honouring her memorable life and career, these performances feature a new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Howard Shore, performed by Canadian Susan Platts, plus one of Forrester’s signature works: Mahler’s symphonic song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017. Additional Partner Orchestras University…

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With Glowing Hearts

21 October - 7:30pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Christina Petrowska Quilico

This all-Canadian program—curated by renowned conductor and Canadian-music champion Victor Feldbrill—explores Canada’s rich history of classical composers. Notable Canadian pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico is the featured soloist in the Romantic-style Piano Concerto by Québec composer Claude Champagne. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017.

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With Glowing Hearts

22 October - 3:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Christina Petrowska Quilico

This all-Canadian program—curated by renowned conductor and Canadian-music champion Victor Feldbrill—explores Canada’s rich history of classical composers. Notable Canadian pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico is the featured soloist in the Romantic-style Piano Concerto by Québec composer Claude Champagne. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017.

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November 2017

Daniel Janke: Sesquie for Canada 150

3 November - 7:30pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Rob Kapilow conducting

Witness the première of Canadian composer Daniel Janke’s Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and Longest Night Ensemble. Plus, conductor & host Rob Kapilow reveals the genius behind Stravinsky’s dynamic ballet score The Firebird. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017.

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Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation

9 November - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman

To commemorate Remembrance Day, the TSO presents an emotional performance of Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, a soul-searching work by Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan and Suzanne Steele, Canada's war poet in Afghanistan. Soloists include soprano Measha Brueggergosman, mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy, tenor Colin Ainsworth, and baritone Brett Polegato, with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Canadian conductor Tania Miller. Commissioned by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in partnership with One Yellow Rabbit, with the generous…

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Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation

11 November - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman

To commemorate Remembrance Day, the TSO presents an emotional performance of Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, a soul-searching work by Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan and Suzanne Steele, Canada's war poet in Afghanistan. Soloists include soprano Measha Brueggergosman, mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy, tenor Colin Ainsworth, and baritone Brett Polegato, with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Canadian conductor Tania Miller. Commissioned by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in partnership with One Yellow Rabbit, with the generous…

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Andrew Ager: Sesquie for Canada 150

18 November - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Angela Hewitt

Witness the première of Canadian composer Andrew Ager’s Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and Thirteen Strings. Acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt, praised by the Sunday Times (London) as “the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation,” plays the solo part and leads the Orchestra in two of J.S. Bach’s finest concertos. She displays equal insight into two glorious concertos by Mozart. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017.

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Tobin Stokes: Sesquie for Canada 150

23 November - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Donald Runnicles

Witness the première of Canadian composer Tobin Stokes’s Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and Kamloops Symphony. Donald Runnicles, General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, brings decades of experience in late-Romantic music to Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017.

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Abigail Richardson-Schulte: Sesquie for Canada 150

25 November - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Donald Runnicles

Witness the première of Canadian composer Tobin Stokes’s Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and Kamloops Symphony. Donald Runnicles, General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, bring decades of experience in late-Romantic music to Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017.

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December 2017

Laura Pettigrew: Sesquie for Canada 150

6 December - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
TSO Principal Cello Joe Johnson

Witness the première of Canadian composer Laura Pettigrew’s Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and Regina Symphony Orchestra. Melody, colour, and emotions of all kinds rule at this all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza, conducted by Canadian Keri-Lynn Wilson. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017.

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John McPherson: Sesquie for Canada 150

12 December - 8:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall,
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
Canadian Brass

Witness the première of Canadian composer John McPherson’s Sesquie, co-commissioned by the TSO and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The TSO lights up the year-end holidays with a delightful program of familiar and beloved seasonal favourites. Order tickets today when you include this performance in a three-show package, from only $79! Single tickets go on sale July 2017.

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