Toronto Symphony Orchestra cancels 2020-21 season, announces plans for smaller events

Posted In: News Date:Jul 7th, 2020

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its previously announced 2020-21 season of concerts and will instead perform in smaller ensembles across the Greater Toronto Area for audience sizes that align with COVID-19 health regulations.

Venues for the alternative programming will include the TSO's home, Roy Thomson Hall, the organization said in a statement on Monday.

"We are fiercely committed to continuing to perform for Torontonians as the pandemic situation permits," said CEO Matthew Loden.

"The loss of ticket revenue this past season and projected loss of $11 million in ticket revenue in 2020/21 is very serious; however, it was clear to all of us that, for the TSO to survive this crisis, we must perform."