Internationally known as an incubator for Canada’s best orchestral talent, National Youth Orchestra of Canada brings their best and brightest to the Music Garden for a concert of chamber music. Bringing a fresh perspective to everything they play, these musicians are unmatched in exuberance. Come and experience the next generation of Canada’s orchestras.
About National Youth Orchestra of Canada
NYO Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization founded in 1960 by former Toronto Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Walter Susskind, to nurture outstanding young musical talent in Canada. At first, the orchestra’s emphasis was on a two-week concert tour. Since then, NYO Canada has become Canada’s most comprehensive instructional program. The Orchestral Training Institute now includes a chamber music festival and a series of workshops focusing on business skills, audition preparation, injury prevention, mental health and wellness. The tour is an integral program component, showcasing Canadian talent worldwide.
Since its inaugural tour, NYO Canada has performed in every major Canadian city, including concerts in Europe and Asia, travelling to 12 countries and counting. In 2017, the Edges of Canada tour was selected as a Canada 150 signature project celebrating our nation’s sesquicentennial. Today, one-third of Canada’s professional orchestral musicians are alums of NYO Canada.
The Toronto Music Garden is a wheelchair accessible park. Summer Music In The Garden concerts include 8 reserved spots for accessible seating on a first come, first served basis. As these performances take place in a park, they are inherently relaxed performances by nature.
Dates & Times
Between Lower Spadina and Dan Leckie Way