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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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Enjoy Mozart - The Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thompson Hall!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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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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barrie, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It is by far one of my favourite orchestras! Would fully recommend going with friends, partners, or parents. Put this on your calendar whenever you can get the opportunity to go.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

fabulous! a great thing to be a part of and an overall fun thing to be a part of, amazing job TSO! impressed!

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The most recent experience was with the TSO's performance of Beethoven 9. It was grandiose and fabulous! Their concerts are very affordable and definitely worth the price! They seem to have a very good programme this year, so would definitely recommend to music fans!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Have been to a few performances and they ranged from above average to good. Fun place to visit and enjoy music. I wish they had a better wine :)

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The TSO's performance of Handel's 'Messiah" is a Christmas tradition for me. 2014's performance is MAGNIFICENT. An inspired orchestra and inspiring choir are fronted by four wonderfully talented young Canadian voices. Philippe Sly's bass-baritone sonorous solos were the best I have ever heard performed in this work. Bravos to all.

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