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Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 60 Simcoe St | at the Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: 1 416 593 7769
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Description: Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s leading...
Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s leading cultural institutions. Today, more than 225,000 patrons and over 50,000 students visit the Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall each year, and an additional five million Canadians tune in to concert broadcasts on CBC Radio. Under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian, the Orchestra has increased recording and touring projects to include a self-produced record label, and performances throughout the US and Canada. The Orchestra continues to develop its international presence by being an active commissioning body for new Canadian and international works, as well as attracting distinguished guest artists and conductors to performances at Roy Thomson Hall.
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Symphony of the Planets out of this world

We visited Toronto this time specifically to attend the TSO's performance of Holst's Symphony of the Planets. It was our first visit and we were not disappointed. It was awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Kincardine, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Toronto this time specifically to attend the TSO's performance of Holst's Symphony of the Planets. It was our first visit and we were not disappointed. It was awesome to watch the musicians perform this spectacular music. They are all so incredibly talented! I must say, however, that while I was thrilled to see a "no scents" policy at... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Let me start out by saying I am fortunate enough to have benefitted from the tsoundcheck offer ($16 tickets for anyone aged 15-35) for the last 5-6 years. I try to see the TSO every two months, and have probably been to about 2 dozen performances in total. $16 for a symphony show is a bargain, and given that these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

The sound was very nice and clear. It is a very clean place and a pretty structured building. My ticket price was reasonable but obviously it was way behind in the back. It was still good though.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The TSO is a bit of a puzzle. They get good visiting performers and do a decent job but they just are not a crisp or solid as, say, Montreal. They are on a level with a good but second tier American orchestra - say the Lansing Symphony. And that's fine but it could be better.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Recently went Toronto Symphony Orchestra but piano player who was supposed to be thereI recently went to symphony , is now censoring it's artists, I cannot in good conscience support TSO for awhile, but you make your own decision. Pianist at performance was "paid not to play" and while I may not agree their views on social media, this is... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

With Toronto Go Trains running at modest rates for seniors, (from Niagara: $7.90; from Hamilton $5.50), my spouse and I took advantage of this affordable and relaxed mode of travel to take in the TSO playing Mozart at Roy Thompson Hall, located between King and Wellington just off Simcoe St. near the Royal Alex and the St. Andrew subway station.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our kids graduated from the youth series to the light classic series and they enjoyed it. The guest conductor Matthew Hall turned rather serious classical music to something youth could enjoy. The program was well done.

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Fabulous performance! Great place. Not expensive. Fun with friends I liked it. Will visit again. You should also.

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Rodney ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This has become part of our Christmas holiday tradition....the TSO and the Messiah. Always very moving and, combined with the choir, uplifting. This is a real treasure.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I would recommend this orchestra to anyone who wants to be carried away for 2 hours. The different movements and change in composers makes sure that anyone is delighted with the programme. It doesn't matter where you sit, you will be able to hear perfectly! I cannot wait for my next visit!

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Address: Address: 60 Simcoe St | at the Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: 1 416 593 7769
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto

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