Toronto Symphony Orchestra Launches Pop Season with Best of the Beatles

Who says that the symphony’s stuffy and boring? 

Music to the ears of pop-lovers, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is back with its Pops series of concerts.

And it kicks off with the legendary sounds of the Beatles on October 14th and 15th  (meaning it makes as much of a perfect outing with the parentals as it does a date night option).

The Best of the Beatles celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first tour to North America. You can expect a unique take on the complete Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, plus selections of the Fab Four’s #1 hits by the Finnish ensemble Rajaton, who wowed Toronto crowds in last season’s The Music of Abba concert.

In a season that consists of five programmes, TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke leads the Orchestra together with seasoned vocalists and soloists in a symphony experience that will appeal to that self-proclaimed “symphony-hating” set of young professionals. 

Also, Reineke’s kind of a big deal. 

In addition to his position with the TSO, he’s the Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. So, yeah, he knows his symphony.

And now you can too. 


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