The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) celebrates the holidays with three festive concerts this year. The seasonal favourite “Home Alone in Concert” returns, plus its annual Holiday Pops concert and Handel’s “Messiah”. This is a perfect idea for families who are looking for a clutter-free, experience-based holiday – give the gift of music!

Home Alone in Concert (December 3-4)

This beloved holiday film returns for three performances with the live score conducted by Scott Terrell. Renowned composer John Williams’ delightful score was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (“Somewhere in My Memory”). “Home Alone” stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation.

TSO Holiday Pops (December 7-9)

Hum along with the TSO at the annual Holiday Pops concert, conducted by Steven Reineke (Dec. 7-8) and Lucas Waldin (Dec.9). Jingle all the way and let your heart be light!  This seasonal symphonic spectacular features Canadian Broadway star singer Ryan Silverman. Ancient yuletide carols such as “Sleigh Ride” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” are performed.

Handel’s Messiah featuring the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (December 15-19)

RBC Resident Conductor Simon Rivard leads the orchestra, four acclaimed soloists and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in exultant arias and joyous refrains. This moving 85-minute special presentation includes the iconic “Hallelujah” Chorus.

Note: Due to Covid-safety regulations, concerts are currently shorter and with smaller ensembles on stage. Also, there are no intermissions during the performances. Click here to learn more about TSO audience safety measures, including vaccination and mask requirements, plus information about flexible ticketing options.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

When: December 3-19, Various times
Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto

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