TSO Music Director, Peter Oundijan

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 season opening gala was held on September 24th, 2015. It was an elegant evening to kick off the 2015/2016 season, the TSO’s signature fundraising event. First it started with a VIP welcome reception at Roy Thompson Hall followed by a performance by violinist Pinchas Zukerman accompanied by Peter Oundijan and the TSO.

Pieces performed at the TSO Opening at Roy Thompson included the following:

  • Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Greig: Suite No 1. from Peer Gynt
  • Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1

Then guests went across the street for an exquisite gala dinner at the Ritz Carlton.

Branzino

Besides a great dinner there was also a flash mob performance. And it wouldn’t be a fundraising gala without an auction. The online auction included many great top-notch items including trips to Turks and Caicos, San Francisco and NYC.

Congrats to the TSO for raising $500,000 at the fundraising gala!

Sandi Treliving and Jim Treliving (Dragon's Den) | Photo courtesy of TSO

Sandi Treliving and Jim Treliving (Dragon’s Den) | Photo courtesy of TSO

 

Check out the TSO’ full gallery of photos from the evening on tsogala.ca

Want to check out some of the TSO programming? There’s a TSOUNDCHECK, an under-35 ticket programme. Details here.

There’s also an upcoming special “Peter and the Wolf” collaboration with Rick Mercer in support of SickKids on November 26th. Check out the teaser video below.

For more info about the Toronto Symphony Orchestra including scheduling visit www.tso.ca

Photos by Nick Lee

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