May 20, 2023

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Opening Concert


Kick off JUNIOR and join us for ’49 Going On 50′ with the TSYO as they play select classical pieces from the finale of their 49th season!

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Photo by Dahlia Katz



The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra is turning 50 and we want you to come celebrate with us! 

For 50 years, the TSYO has been nurturing young musicians in their legendary concert hall. Now, hear their most exciting pieces come to life on our concert stage, with a selection of works from the finale of their 49th season.

L. van Beethoven (Bpt. 1770–1827); Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 

J. Brahms (1833–1897); Tragic Overture, Op. 81

M. de Falla (1876–1946); Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo

JUNIOR Festival Opening and Welcome Statements

Kevin Myran is honoured to offer the opening and welcome statements to the JUNIOR Festival in 2023.  Myran, a Sundancer, Pipe Carrier and Pow Wow singer is of mixed Dakota and Ojibway ancestry and a proud father of seven and grandfather of three.

About the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

For more than 45 seasons, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO) has been dedicated to providing a high-level orchestral experience for talented young musicians. The tuition-free TSYO program delivers a unique, powerful and life-enriching opportunity that encourages significant achievement regardless of participants’ career paths. The TSYO is closely affiliated with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), whereby TSO musicians serve as coaches throughout the season, guest artists lead masterclasses and the TSYO performs annually with the TSO at a concert at Roy Thompson Hall.

The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra’s affiliation with the TSO has resulted in several exciting masterclasses led by world-renowned guest artists and conductors. Recent guests include Alison Balsom, Alisa Weilerstein, James Ehnes, Pinchas Zukerman, Pekka Kuusisto, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Christian Lindberg, Maxim Vengerov, James Gaffigan, Stéphane Denève, Sir Andrew Davis and TSO Conductor Emeritus Peter Oundjian. 

The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra has toured extensively within Canada and abroad. Tour destinations have included Banff, British Columbia, the Canadian Arctic, Quebec, Texas, Massachusetts, California, Japan and Europe.

About Kevin Myran

Kevin Myran is of mixed Dakota and Ojibway ancestry and known in the Toronto urban Indigenous community as a community uncle. He is a proud father of seven and grandfather of two. Myran has worked in various capacities at Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre for the past 20 years, most recently as the Cultural Resource Coordinator. Myran is also a Sundancer, Pipe Carrier, and Pow Wow Singer, and well regarded in the community for his promotion of healthy activities amongst youth, including organizing and empowering the honourable All Nations Juniors drum group. 

Dates & Times

May 20
60 mins


Concert Stage

235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8

Keywords All AgesKidsMusicPerformance