Onsale Times

TSO presents

The TSO’s virtuosity is on full display in the vibrantly colourful Pictures at an Exhibition. Sergei Babayan performs Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. Once deemed impossible to play, this romantic masterpiece is now one of history’s most recognizable and admired works.

We wanted to share with you that Conductor Ryan Bancroft will replace previously scheduled Maestro Jader Bignamini for this program. After careful consideration, the TSO has decided to postpone Maestro Bignamini’s début with the Orchestra, as he recently spent time at home in Cremona, Italy, which has been identified as part of the high risk zone for COVID-19. The TSO values and respects the public health authorities such as the World Health Organization, which have recommended that travellers from the affected regions like Northern Italy watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days, with no additional quarantine recommendation. Mr. Bignamini is in good health, and our decision was made with abundant caution and in order to reduce anxiety and worry. We would like to thank Mr. Bignamini for the sensitivity with which he’s managed the situation, and look forward to his performances with the TSO at a later date.

We would like to make a request of all our valued patrons: while public health officials have reiterated that the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the community remains low, they are also emphatically asking people to stay at home if you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, including coughing, muscle aches and tiredness, difficulty breathing, and fever. If in the past, you’ve made the decision to see us perform despite a mild cough out of your love of the symphony, we would like to request that you make a different decision during this global health emergency. Please stay at home.

If you have flu-like symptoms and are unable to attend, please contact Patron Services to exchange your tickets, free of charge, to another concert in the 2019/20 season.

Thank you very much for your understanding and your steadfast support of the TSO!