Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s major cultural institutions, recognised internationally. Over the years, it has distinguished itself in its commitment to innovative programming and audience engagement through a broad range of performances that showcase its exceptional talents along with a roster of acclaimed guest artists and conductors. This recording highlights its rich partnership with Sir Andrew Davis – who in 2015 celebrated forty years on the Orchestra’s podium – as its Music Director from 1975 to 1988, and now as its Conductor Laureate. More than 250,000 patrons attend its concerts at Roy Thomson Hall each year. The Orchestra also serves the larger community with TSOUNDCHECK, the original under-thirty-five ticket programme; the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; and music education programmes that reach tens of thousands of students annually. In recent years, it has launched a self-produced record label, and has toured throughout Canada, the US, Asia, and Europe. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra continues to develop its international presence via a partnership with the British record label Chandos, as well as by showcasing and supporting new works by Canadian and foreign composers through its annual New Creations Festival.