Toronto Symphony Orchestra

“The TSO played the music so well I could feel vibrations.” (Bachtrack)

Contacts

Viola Frankenfeld +49 (0)89 6797 10484

Overview

Founded in 1922, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s major cultural institutions. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra developed an international presence through a history of touring to venues in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including a groundbreaking trip to China in 1978 as the first Canadian Orchestra to be invited to enter China after the Cultural Revolution. Under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian, the TSO is committed to innovative programming and showcases a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. 

HarrisonParrott worked with the TSO for a major tour to Europe in 2014, including visits to Austria, Finland, Germany, Iceland and the Netherlands.

Founded in 1922, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s major cultural institutions. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra developed an international presence through a history of touring to venues in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including a groundbreaking trip to China in 1978 as the first Canadian Orchestra to be invited to enter China after the Cultural Revolution. Under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian, the TSO is committed to innovative programming and showcases a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. 

HarrisonParrott worked with the TSO for a major tour to Europe in 2014, including visits to Austria, Finland, Germany, Iceland and the Netherlands.

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Contacts

Viola Frankenfeld +49 (0)89 6797 10484

Reviews

“Toronto-born Peter Oundjian took over the directorship of his hometown orchestra back in 2004; on this evidence, he has succeeded in reviving its fortunes to a remarkable degree...Interpretatively Oundjian doesn’t put a foot wrong...his Toronto strings responding with notably clean articulation and nourishing expressive fibre.” (Gramophone, May 2012)

“…there was never any doubt that we were hearing a top orchestra – at the end, it should be said, of a bang-up season.” (National Post, June 2012)

“Best of all, the Toronto Symphony and its music director delivered the music with utter conviction… This was an orchestra at its most riveting” (Toronto Star, June 2012)

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“Toronto-born Peter Oundjian took over the directorship of his hometown orchestra back in 2004; on this evidence, he has succeeded in reviving its fortunes to a remarkable degree...Interpretatively Oundjian doesn’t put a foot wrong...his Toronto strings responding with notably clean articulation and nourishing expressive fibre.” (Gramophone, May 2012)

“…there was never any doubt that we were hearing a top orchestra – at the end, it should be said, of a bang-up season.” (National Post, June 2012)

“Best of all, the Toronto Symphony and its music director delivered the music with utter conviction… This was an orchestra at its most riveting” (Toronto Star, June 2012)

“If there is a better brass section in Canada, I have not heard it lately.” (National Post, October 2011)

“…some orchestras are doing it right…As a result of [the TSO’s] hard work, going to the symphony has become a normal thing to do for under 35s in Toronto, and has even become a popular date-night activity.” (Los Angeles Times, June 2011)

“On Saturday evening at Carnegie Hall the results of Mr. Oundjian’s careful work were clear. The orchestra sounded bright and confident.” (The New York Times, March 2011)

“This fifth release featuring music director Peter Oundjian is a crisp, clean and gorgeously balanced reading of the seven-movement orchestral suite The Planets.” (Toronto Star, March 2011)

“Surely Canada's finest orchestra.” (Sarasota Herald Tribune, January 2011

Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, a warhorse that Oundjian approaches with rare curiosity and the TSO plays with equally rare intensity. Tempo shifts were convincing and colours were rich.  (National Post, Jan 2011)

“It’s been a long wait since the Toronto Symphony’s spine-tingling 2008 live performance at Roy Thomson Hall, captured here for posterity. Music Director Peter Oundjian masterfully builds and releases tension and his musicians respond in kind. This fourth recording on the TSO’s own label is its best yet.” (Toronto Star, June 2010)