Pictured: vocalist Matt Dusk, who appears with the TSO December 11-15
Believe it or not, a lot of folks are already planning their holiday concert season – and based on what I’ve seen (having just looked online myself to buy tickets to a traditional holiday event here in the city) a lot of seats are being snapped up as we speak. This may be a great time to have a look at what the Toronto Symphony is doing for the holiday season – there are lots of fun concerts for everyone in your family. I also believe it’s nicer to give the gift of an experience, over material goods, which will be remembered for years to come.
Here’s the low-down on TSO holiday fare:
If you plan on leaving town for the holidays, this is great way to catch the festive spirit before you go.
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker & More
November 28 & 29 at 8:00 PM
November 30 at 7:30 PM
December 2 at 3:00 PM
Earl Lee, conductor
Tchaikovsky Selections from The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
It’s one thing to see a movie and hear the music in the background; it’s quite another to see a movie and hear the music performed LIVE during the movie. This is a fun example!
Home Alone in Concert
December 6, 7 & 8 at 7:30 PM
December 8 at 2:00 PM
Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Resonance Youth Choir
If you’re part of the cocktail crowd, this concert’s for you.
TSO Holiday Pops
December 11, 12 & 15 at 8:00 PM
Decemeber 12 at 2:00 PM
December 13 at 8:00 PM
Steven Reineke, conductor (December 11 & 12)
Lucas Waldin, conductor (December 13 & 15)
Matt Dusk, vocalist
Etobicoke School of the Arts
Handel’s Messiah is an annual tradition for choir and symphony fans alike … and this year’s concerts are conducted by the Canadian Opera Company’s Music Director, Johannes Debus!
December 17, 18, 19 & 22 at 8:00 PM
December 21 at 7:30 PM
December 23 at 3:00 PM
Johannes Debus, conductor
Claire de Sévigné, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Haji, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
See you at the Symphony!