Nov 22 2017 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
JAY-Z - 4:44 Tour with Vic Mensa
Nov 23 2017 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
In Mahler’s emotionally devastating Sixth Symphony, he looked back nostalgically at bygone innocence, included a sweeping, ecstatic theme to represent his adored wife, Alma, and ultimately felt the harsh hammer blows of fate. Donald Runnicles, General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, brings decades of experience in late-Romantic music to this powerful score
Dec 03 2017 (Sunday), 05:00 PM
Join us as Italian music royalty duo Al Bano and Romina Power take the stage together to perform hits: “Sempre, Sempre”, “Felecita”, “Sharazan” and “Ci Sara” as well as some holiday classics to celebrate the festive season.
Nov 24 2017 (Friday), 07:00 PM
Home > What's On > #FNLROM: Chic Adult Programs | Friday Night Live #FNLROM: Chic ROM Friday Night Live Bring this #FNLROM season to a climax! Celebrating the House of Dior’s 70th anniversary, with complimentary access to our newest stunning exhibition Christian Dior presented by Holt Renfrew.
Nov 25-26 2017
Get into the spirit at this expanded two-day holiday extravaganza! Warm up to the sounds of children singing carols at the Lucia Pageant, experience Sami culture, and participate in folk dancing, craft making and more. It’s the perfect place to sample delicious Scandinavian food and have a drink of glögg. Check off your gift list with imported handmade crafts, unique Christmas décor, textiles and tasty Swedish delicacies.
Nov 26 2017 (Sunday), 08:00 PM
Asia's top band, Mayday, brings their [LIFE] World Tour to Air Canada Centre in Toronto on November 26th.
Dec 01 2017 (Friday)
The very best in fast-paced professional National Basketball Association (NBA) action!
Dec 02 2017 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
A box office smash hit when it was released in 1990, this madcap family comedy has become a certified holiday classic. Macaulay Culkin stars as an inventive eight-year-old, accidentally left alone over Christmas, who repeatedly outsmarts a couple of boneheaded burglars. John Williams’s delightful score packs extra punch and sparkle when the TSO—and the lively voices of the Etobicoke School of the Arts Junior Chorus—perform it live with the film! © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Apr 19 - Dec 06 2017
Visitors with rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, or suspected meteorites can have them identified at these special id clinics, held six times a year. These clinics are free, however we can't id stone artifacts and NO appraisals will be done. No appointment is required. We see people on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Dec 06-07 2017, 08:00 PM
Melody, colour, and emotions of all kinds rule at this all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza, conducted by Canadian Keri-Lynn Wilson. In the Fifth Symphony, Tchaikovsky leads listeners on a path that begins in gloom but rises to the shining heights of victory. The TSO’s outstanding Principal Cello performs the rarely heard—and superior—original version of the composer’s elegant Rococo Variations. (Pictured: Joseph Johnson, TSO Principal Cello)
Dec 09 2017 (Saturday), 07:00 PM
Kenny vs. Spenny is a Canadian television show starring Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice, who face each other in various competitions.
Dec 10 2017 (Sunday), 03:00 PM
This beloved holiday film returns to the stage and screen in a program filled with your holiday favourites. The TSO performs Howard Blake’s beautiful score to the animated film The Snowman, featuring the much-loved song, “Walking in the Air”. Filled with magic and adventure, The Snowman is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! You’ll also hear holiday classics featuring Tha Spot Holiday Dancers and Resonance Youth Choir that are sure to get your toes tapping.
Dec 19 2017 (Tuesday), 12:00 PM
The illustrious 20-voice Elmer Iseler Singers, founded in 1979 by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler and led by conductor-artistic director Lydia Adams since 1998, have built an international reputation through concerts, broadcasts, recordings and touring. In addition to their annual Toronto series, the Singers are frequent guests with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and other major arts organizations.
Dec 18-20 2017, 08:00 PM
It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Handel’s Messiah—performed with matchless spirit by the TSO! Conductor Matthew Halls, Artistic Director of the Oregon Bach Festival, and a stellar line-up of Canadian vocalists and chorus, are featured in these tremendous performances of the immortal oratorio.
Dec 31 2017 (Sunday), 09:00 PM
New this year! Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner in the ROM’s stylish c5 Lounge. Guests will enjoy a three-course gourmet meal, wine service with dinner, a complimentary welcome cocktail, and access to an exclusive cash bar in c5 all night long. Plus, receive early entry at 7 pm to see our new spectacular exhibition Christian Dior, presented by Holt Renfrew, until 9 pm.
from Dec 22 2017 to Jan 01 2018
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy set the stage for a star-studded talent extravaganza as Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars. Unleash the magic with royal sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman, Olaf, as they sing captivating songs like "Let it Go" and "In Summer." Life is the bubbles when Sebastian strikes up his hot crustacean band and the Daughters of Triton make a splash as they introduce Ariel in an '80s pop montage. Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally, Flynn Rider, on their journey to see the floating lights. Relive a tale as old as time when Belle opens her heart to new adventures as the Beast's enchanted objects take center stage for a dazzling skating spectacle. You never know what unforgettable feats your whole family will discover when Reach For The Stars debuts in your hometown!
from Jul 15 2017 to Jan 01 2018
Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood is a dynamic exhibition that aims to address the mistakes of the past, rewrite and reclaim history, and move into the future with new insight. The multimedia installation features 33 new and recent projects by artists from across Canada, including Gu Xiong and Yu Gu, Robert Houle, Meryl McMaster, Seth, Esmaa Mohamoud, Ed Pien and Shuvinai Ashoona, among many others.
from Sep 30 2017 to Jan 07 2018
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will present the only Canadian appearance of a new exhibition that offers a rare glimpse into the creative process of famed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Organized by the AGO in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters makes its Canadian debut at the AGO on Sept. 30, 2017 and runs to Jan. 7, 2018. Co-curated by Britt Salvesen of LACMA, Jim Shedden of the AGO, and Matthew Welch of Mia, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters brings together elements from del Toro’s films, objects from his vast personal collections and objects from the permanent collections of all three institutions. The diverse range of media featured in this exhibition—including sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, costumes, ancient artifacts, books, maquettes and film—totals approximately 500 objects and reflects the broad and alluring scope of del Toro’s inspirations.
Jan 10 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
This program features one of Mozart’s last and most elegant symphonies, No. 39, and offers the rare and welcome opportunity to experience the sublime “Gran Partita”, an extended and luxuriously scored work for 12 wind instruments and double bass. When the Salieri of Amadeus hears the ravishing third movement of this work for the first time, he says, “it seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.”
Jan 12 2018 (Friday), 07:30 PM
Mozart’s final concerto—and one of the last of all his works—the Clarinet Concerto is a haunting, soulful work. The mellow tones of the clarinet were the perfect medium to express his late-life emotions, including his dismay at the ill health of his deeply cherished wife, Constanze. Rob Kapilow and the TSO’s distinguished Principal Clarinet first take you to the piece’s heart; then they perform it, complete
Jan 17-18 2018, 08:00 PM
The [email protected] Festival continues with an entertaining yet substantial program of masterworks, from a “double concerto”—with the TSO’s Concertmaster and Principal Viola as soloists—to the symphony that he composed at top speed but unflagging skill for a visit to the Austrian city of Linz. Two merry operatic overtures complete the bill.
Jan 19 2018 (Friday), 07:30 PM
Peter Oundjian crowns his final performances in the treasured annual Mozart Festival that he created, with Mozart’s symphonic masterpiece: the exhilarating “Jupiter” Symphony. Charles Richard -amelin takes centre stage for a graceful piano concerto, and emerging Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan performs two engaging short works
Jan 20 2018 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
The tour announcement comes on the heels of Shakira’s 11th studio album release, EL DORADO, which hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries and held 5 of the top 10 spots on the iTunes Latino Chart within hours of its release. The 5x platinum album, including her already massive global hits - “La Bicicleta,” “Chantaje,” “Me Enamoré,” and “Déjà vu”- currently holds the top spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums, marking her 6th #1 album on this chart. Her single, “Chantaje” featuring Maluma, is 16x diamond certified, while its video currently has been viewed over 1.4 billion times, making it the #5 fastest video to reach 1 billion views worldwide and working its way to soon be the most viewed video of her entire catalogue.
from Dec 10 2017 to Jan 21 2018
Long before “going green” was mainstream, The Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. The powerful message of THE LORAX has enlightened generations about the importance of seeing the beauty in the world around us and our responsibility to protect it. This classic story has been brilliantly adapted for the stage by David Greig, with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, and directed by Max Webster, in a dazzling new show direct from London’s acclaimed Old Vic theatre. This funny, moving, and inspiring show that The Independent calls “terrifically inventive”, is a riot of eye-popping colour, gorgeous puppetry and infectious original music. You won’t want to miss it!
Jan 25 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
Conductor John Storgårds returns to the TSO for this program which opens with the Canadian première of Stravinsky’s recently rediscovered Funeral Song, a piece he composed in memory of his teacher, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. In an extraordinary act of coproduction, the TSO, featuring its brilliant Principal Trumpet as soloist, is one of more than 20 Canadian orchestras to perform John Estacio’s new Trumpet Concerto. The program concludes with Holst’s majestic suite portraying seven of the planets in our solar system.
from Nov 04 2017 to Jan 28 2018
Bloodthirsty plunderers. Pillaging warriors. Seafaring traders. What do we really know about Vikings? Explore the myths and stereotypes of this ancient culture, in Vikings: The Exhibition opening November 4, 2017. Offering a fresh and contemporary look into the Viking Age, Vikings is an extraordinary window into the lifestyle, religion, and daily lives of these legendary explorers, artisians, and craftsmen. Encounter objects rarely displayed outside of Scandinavia in this compelling exhibition that challenges the perceptions of the Viking Age through hundreds of objects, interactives, and immersive experiences.
from Oct 21 2017 to Jan 28 2018
Painter, poet, designer and feminist are only a few of the words that describe the multifaceted early 20th-century artist Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944), one of the undersung pioneers of modern painting in America. Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry—the first major exhibition of her work in North America in twenty years, and the first ever in Canada—will offer fresh ways of thinking about her art both within its time, and as it resonates now within our own moment. It promises to delight audiences new to Stettheimer’s work. For those familiar with her work—especially her playful, vibrant, and psychologically complex paintings—it will offer fresh ways of understanding the lasting impact of both Stettheimer’s art and catalytic presence within some of the most innovative creative communities of her time.
from Jul 20 2017 to Jan 28 2018
The greatest crime ever committed by architects -- Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt, exhibition principal and University Professor, University of Waterloo School of Architecture An examination of the chilling role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz.The Evidence Room is a powerful installation which reconstructs key objects used in the forensic analysis of the architecture of Auschwitz. Historian Robert Jan van Pelt introduced the objects as evidence in a court case to demonstrate that Auschwitz was purposefully designed as a death camp. This ground-breaking research became a source for a new and emerging discipline—architectural forensics—encompassing architecture, technology, history, law and human rights.
Jan 31 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
A double helping from Richard Strauss’s magnificent catalogue anchors this program. You will be enthralled by the lilting waltzes from his most beloved opera, and the ardent escapades of the amorous Spanish rake, Don Juan. Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter strikes sparks from Falla’s exotic nocturnal evocation of Spain.
Feb 02 2018 (Friday), 12:00 PM
Celebrating its 50th season, the Canadian Children’s Opera Company is the only permanent children’s opera company in Canada that regularly commissions and produces opera for children. Based in Toronto, the members frequently perform with the Canadian Opera Company and other arts groups as well as tour nationally and internationally. This concert features the 80 choristers of the company’s Principal and Youth choruses.
Feb 09 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
With its complex vocals and defining harmonies, the Eagles’ chart topping album Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) became the first album ever certified platinum. Over 40 years after its release, the album is now one of the most influential albums in music history with hits like “Take it Easy,” “Witchy Woman” and “Desperado.”
Feb 10 2018 (Saturday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Feb 13 2018 (Tuesday)
It’s been called the “edge of the world.” The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it’s here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity. COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking new musical that Toronto embraced with open arms and had audiences leaving the theatre night after night claiming they were “proud to be Canadian!”
Feb 14-15 2018, 08:00 PM
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the TSO’s esteemed Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis presents his selections from Prokofiev’s masterpiece, the passionate ballet Romeo and Juliet. The Orchestra’s gifted Principal Harp is featured in Reinhold Glière’s thoroughly romantic Harp Concerto, and a tuneful overture by 19th-century Russian composer Mily Balakirev opens the program.
Feb 17 2018 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
Perfect for Family Day weekend! Join the TSO to journey over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. Every scene of this classic movie’s timeless enchantment is enriched with the unique glories of a live orchestra!
Feb 16-18 2018
The Motorcycle Show–Toronto, Ontario’s foremost motorcycle manufacturers’ showcase, premiered at our new venue, The Direct Energy Centre on February 21–23, 2014. Nice weather, hot rides, and a jam-packed schedule of entertainment drew 29,539 enthusiasts out to the three-day event, up 5% from the previous show.
Feb 21-22 2018, 08:00 PM
The greatest of all cello concertos comes robustly to life under the expert fingers of Canadian Johannes Moser. Gustavo Gimeno, the charismatic Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, mines all the vitality and humour of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. You will also enjoy Ligeti’s diverting orchestral concerto on Romanian folk tunes.
Feb 24 2018 (Saturday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Feb 24 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
Welcome the Year of the Dog with the TSO! This dazzling celebration for the whole family features fun-filled music from both Chinese and Western origins, plus costumes, dancing, and more. You won’t want to miss the festivities!
Mar 01 2018 (Thursday), 07:00 PM
Superstar pianist Lang Lang brings his drive and his poetry to Beethoven’s tempestuous Third Piano Concerto. The blossoming artists of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra play side-by-side with the TSO to give a supersize reading of the magical tone poem, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The TSO also performs the Canadian première of Insomnia, a vivid portrait of a sleepless night by Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Mar 03 2018 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
The Festival gets off to a roaring start with the blazing Piano Concerto by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason. Also on the bill is the latest symphony by American composer Larry Alan Smith. The concert leads off with a piece by JUNO Award–winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung that she describes as “full of raw and intense energy.”
Mar 07 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
At the centre of this riveting program is the Little Mass for children’s chorus and orchestra by Scotland’s James MacMillan, “full of sepulchral trombones, explosive crescendos and heavy-duty use of a thunder-sheet,” as one reviewer has described it. Also featured is German composer Wolfgang Rihm’s Duo Concerto, written expressly for accomplished soloists Mira Wang and Jan Vogler.
Mar 10 2018 (Saturday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Mar 10 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
For the Festival’s finale, Gary Kulesha has written a double concerto as a showcase for two brilliant members of the Orchestra: Concertmaster Jonathan Crow, and Principal Viola Teng Li. Rounding out this exciting program are the vibrant concert symphony that John Adams drew from his opera Dr. Atomic, and Insomnia, a vivid portrait of a sleepless night by Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Mar 17 2018 (Saturday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Mar 18 2018 (Sunday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Mar 21-23 2018, 07:30 PM
The classic thriller movie that emptied beaches in 1975 and became the first summer mega-blockbuster, rises to a whole new level of heart-pounding suspense when the TSO performs the iconic John Williams score live with the film! “You’re going to need a bigger boat...” Jaws is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios.