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“TSO delivers some fun, amd music.”

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Ranked #9 of 535 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Went to the TSO in February with my kid. This was a first for the both of us. Initially, it was to give the kid some music appreciation, and the both of us ended up with some appreication of the TSO and music. We attended the Wall to Wall Percussion show; the kids educational program. We started off shaking out the winter cold with some hot chocolate, as there are beverage stations around the lobby of the TSO. We were also treated to a performance from the Toronto Youth Choir in the spaceous lobby. Afterwards, we went into the main concert hall for a fun-filled afternoon of music entertainment. Pretty much a good view from any seat. The sound quality of the hall is great. You might have to trade seats if you have a little one though, if the person in front is taller and blocks the view. The upper seats are steep, but not too steep to cause difficultly walking the stairs. Mezzane seats, which we had, are good, and should be better than uppers, but for the price difference, on hind-sight, not sure if I should have gone for floor seating. I was guessing floor seating might not have enough angle for a smaller person to see well enough. Dress code was hard to figure out. We were causual, but I saw everything from semi-formal to jeans, from dresses to track pants. I figured casual was OK for an afternoon show while more formal works for evening and special performances. We found some music in the gift shop and overall had a good time. Would go again.

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Reviewed 31 March 2012

depends on the concert you go to, but a very good place to go to listen to high quality live played instrumental music. They host a lot of different professional musicians and singers, the orchestra performs music so beautifully, always fascinating to go and enjoy. They have something for everybody's taste.
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

The TSO is at the top of their game these days. The orchestra is composed of excellent musicians, who play as a cohesive group. Toronto is fortunate to have them.

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Reviewed 25 February 2012

My wife and I try to get out to the the Toronto Symphony as much as possible which is never enough. Every time we go we have such a great time not only because of the music which is fantastic but because of the wonderful facility. We would go much more if we could but with two young children, it can be a challenge.

I would highly recommend the TSO for a wonderful evening out.

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Roy Thompson Hall is a gorgeous venue with very good accoustics, and the calibre of visiting talent is phenomenal. The only weak spot of any of the performances I've attended so far have been the attendees who seem oblivious to the fact that they shouldn't be coughing through performances.

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