Anna Prohaska, Karen Cargill & Frédéric Antoun Lead Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances which include Anna Prohaska as the 2024/25 TSO Spotlight Artist. Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts Mozart’s Requiem with Siobhan Stagg, Karen Cargill, Frédéric Antoun, and Dashon Burton. The concert also features Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. Performance Dates: Oct. 9-12, 2024 John Adams and Anna Prohaska perform works by {…}

Emily D’Angelo, Lauren Snouffer, Gerhild Romberger, Colin Ainsworth Headline Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. First up, Sir Andrew Davis conducts Fauré’s Requiem with the Amadeus Choir. The program also includes music by Mozart and the world premiere of Ed Frazier Davis’ “Sanctus Est Verum Lumen.” Performance Date: Nov. 8-11, 2023 Mezzo {…}

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Names New RB Resident Conductor, Extends Conductor of Youth Orchestra

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of composer Trevor Wilson as its RBC Resident Conductor, and the extension of Simon Rivard’s position as conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Wilson will begin his residency in September, which will last through the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons. He was selected from a body of conductors across Canada and worldwide. {…}

Erin Wall’s Recording of ‘Thaïs’ With Toronto Symphony Orchestra Wins Major JUNO Award

(Credit: © Jag Gundu) The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Album: Vocal or Choral for its recording of Massenet’s “Thaïs.” The recording stars Joshua Hopkins, Andrew Staples, Nathan Berg, Liv Redpath, Andrea Ludwig, Emilia Boteva, and Neil Aronoff. Sir Andrew Davis led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Jonathan Crow leading the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. {…}

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Lead CBC Virtual Orchestra in World Premiere of Vivian Fung’s ‘Prayer’

The CBC Virtual Orchestra will release a world premiere performance of Vivian Fung’s “Prayer.” The online recording, created in isolation with musicians from 28 different orchestras throughout Canada, will be led by Metropolitan Opera music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Audiences will get a chance to experience the world premiere globally on July 1, 2020 via CBC Music. “’Prayer’ is, in essence, {…}