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November 14, 2011
'A World of Music' celebrates Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 90th season
The City of Toronto Archives will open a new exhibition tomorrow showcasing some of the extensive archival material donated by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). "A World of Music: Celebrating 90 Seasons with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra" highlights a rich collection of photographs, documents and audio recordings.

Date: Tuesday, November 15
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (remarks 6 p.m.)
Location: City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd.

Speakers will include Councillor Gary Crawford (Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest), who will represent Mayor Rob Ford at the event, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra Music Director Peter Oundjian.

“A World of Music” showcases the illustrious history of one of Canada's major cultural institutions, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, from its debut concert in 1923 at Massey Hall to the present under Music Director Peter Oundjian.

About the TSO: Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s major cultural institutions. Under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian, the TSO is committed to innovative programming and showcases a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. In addition to public performances, the TSO serves the community with one of the largest musical education outreach programs in Canada, connecting students throughout Ontario with curriculum-based programming. Visit

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Media Contact
Karen Teeple
City Archivist

Laura Quinn
TSO Senior Manager of Public Relations
416-593-7769 x232



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