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Canada Day Concert at Harbourfront Centre

Sat, July 1, 2023 at 8pm

Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage (235 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON ​ M5J 2G8)

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra celebrated the grand finale of our Centennial season with a dazzling free outdoor concert at Harbourfront Centre this Canada Day! The evening opened with the hilarity of comedienne Martha Chaves, followed by your TSO, led by Barrett Principal Education Conductor & Community Ambassador Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, with special guest Jewelle Blackman, star of the hit Broadway show Hadestown. They presented a program of celebratory classics and familiar favorites. It was a spectacular night of music and merriment with your TSO in the heart of downtown Toronto.


About Toronto Symphony Orchestra

For over a century, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has played a fundamental role in shaping and celebrating Canadian culture. Now in our 101st year, the TSO’s commitment to musical excellence and ability to spark connection remain as strong as ever. With a storied history of acclaimed concerts and recordings, Canadian and international tours, and impactful community partnerships, we are dedicated to engaging and enriching local and national communities through vibrant musical experiences. Music Director Gustavo Gimeno brings an expansive artistic vision, intellectual curiosity, and sense of adventure to programming the nearly 100-musician orchestra that serves Toronto—one of the world’s most diverse cities. As a group of artists, teachers, and advocates who share the belief that music has the power to heal, inspire, and connect people from all walks of life, we engage audiences young and old through an array of education, community access and health and wellness initiatives. The 2023/24 season marks the 50th anniversary of the TSO-affiliated Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra—a tuition-free training program dedicated to cultivating the next generation of Canadian artists. Join us for a concert at Roy Thomson Hall, or experience the TSO in your neighbourhood. Visit TSO.CA or


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