2023-2024 ~ 25th Anniversary Season

Congratulatory messages 

Message from Olivia Chow, Mayor of Toronto

Warm congratulations to Sinfonia Toronto as you celebrate your 25th Anniversary season.

This season kicks off with a concert featuring timeless pieces, like the famous 

violin showpiece Zigeunerweisen, and Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Best wishes to all music lovers who are attending this special event.

Thank you to Sinfonia Toronto and its talented roster of musicians for your moving performances in our city and around the world. It is wonderful to know that your organization is also bringing live orchestral music education to students, helping to foster a love of music in the next generation.

This significant milestone is the perfect time to acknowledge Sinfonia Toronto's valued contributions to our city.

On behalf of Toronto City Council, please accept my best wishes for a memorable event and continued success.

Yours truly,

Olivia Chow, Mayor of Toronto

Message from Michelle Chawla, Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts

Pour mieux comprendre la condition humaine, profiter pleinement du monde qui nous entoure et remettre en question nos idées reçues, nous avons besoin de l’art, plus que jamais.

Les arts nous offrent la promesse d’accroître l’engagement, la création de liens et l’inspiration, et c’est ce que vous accomplissez, collectivement, par ce rassemblement artistique et culturel canadien unique qui place l’art au cœur de nos vies.

Le Conseil des arts du Canada est fier d’appuyer Sinfonia Toronto et je tiens à offrir mes sincères félicitations à toutes les personnes qui y participent.

Michelle Chawla

Directrice et chef de la direction

Conseil des arts du Canada


To better understand the human condition, fully experience the world around us and challenge our assumptions, we need art, now more than ever.

More engagement, connection and inspiration are what the arts promise us and what you are bringing to life, collectively, through this unique gathering of the arts and culture in Canada.

The Canada Council for the Arts is a proud supporter of Sinfonia Toronto, and I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all those involved.

Michelle Chawla

Director and CEO

Canada Council for the Arts

Message from Rita Davies, C. M. Chair, Ontario Arts Council

On behalf of the board and staff at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Sinfonia Toronto on the occasion of your 25th anniversary season.

As you embark on this milestone year, may you continue pushing the boundaries of creativity and sharing the gift of music across the province, and on the national and international stage.

For 60 years, OAC has played an essential role in supporting the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians and has been a proud supporter of Sinfonia since 2003.

With heartfelt congratulations on this achievement and best wishes,

Rita Davies, C.M.

Chair. Ontario Arts Council

Message from Celia Smith, Chair, Toronto Arts Council

For 25 years, Sinfonia Toronto has showcased renowned music to Toronto and international audiences. Through premiere concerts, recordings and international tours the orchestra has entertained and brought joy to countless people. With a commitment to performing music by Canadian composers and increasing access to its programming, the orchestra not only encourages local talent, but inspires new listeners.

The City of Toronto, through Toronto Arts Council, invests public funds in the arts and provides millions of Torontonians and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a vast array of artistic activity. Toronto’s success as a city depends on its strong arts and culture scene. This drives the work we do and makes us proud to support Sinfonia Toronto for its contribution to the vibrancy of our city.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Toronto Arts Council, congratulations to Sinfonia Toronto on 25 outstanding years!

Celia Smith

Chair, Toronto Arts Council

There's a lot to celebrate!

24 continuous seasons of beautiful Classical, Romantic and new music in the Masterpiece Series, free public performances, 'Concerts under Construction' school presentations, and concert videos for seniors in long-term care throughout Ontario. 

Musical adventures

A Juno Award

42 World premieres, 28 by Canadian composers

13 North American premieres, two by Canadian composers

26 Canadian premieres, both new music and historical "hidden gems"

14 Ontario premieres, six by Canadian composers

21 Toronto premieres, 12 by Canadian composers

Concerts beyond Toronto

Barrie, Brockville, Gravenhurst, Kingston, Lindsay, Midland, Montréal, Peterborough, 

Port Hope, Sarnia, Sault Ste-Marie, Welland-Port Colborne

International tours

2008 - Germany

2010 - Spain

2015 - Florida

2018 - Argentina, Peru and Uruguay

2019 - China

Special projects with10 different multicultural organizations

Armenian, Chinese, Czech, Estonian, Indian, Iranian, Italian, Korean, Russian, Turkish


2004 - Mendelssohn/Khachaturian/Shostakovich cd

2005 -  Analekta: first orchestra performance and  

recording since 1713 of J. S. Bach aria "Alles mit Gott"

2008 - Marquis Classics cd Flanders Fields Reflections - 2009 JUNO!

2010 - Cambria cd Hollywood Flute

2012 - Cambria cd Premieres

2021 - CMC Centrediscs cd The Music of Colin Eatock

2022 - CMC Centrediscs cd Shadow & Light: Canadian Double Concertos 

see them all here

Our anniversary in the media

Maestro Nurhan Arman's interview in La Scena Musicale read here

Ludwig van Toronto article on the 25th season read here

La Scena Musicale article on opening of our anniversary season read here

Special thanks this season to

Canada Council for the Arts  Ontario Arts Council  Toronto Arts Council

Ontario   Socan Foundation

Hampton Securities   La Scena Musicale   Long & McQuade

Ludwig Van Toronto   Manderley Fine Furniture   Scotiabank

and all our generous individual donors