Sep 27, 2010

tsoundcheck, Mahler, and Isabel The Great

 Isabel Bayrakdarian

I haven’t been to the TSO in ages! I am not the biggest fan of the Roy Thomson Hall, and I prefer the Four Seasons Centre so much more (going to see Aida there on October 21). But the fact that my co-worker sings with the Mendelssohn Quire that was performing on the TSO’s season opening made me re-consider…

I bought $14 tickets (they retails for over $100) for myself and my mother through The program is available for all patrons under 35 and allows you to purchase an additional ticket with no age restriction for every “under 35” ticket you buy. Not all concerts are part of the tsoundcheck, so don’t count on seeing Lang Lang for or Yo-Yo Ma for $14.

The season opening was beyond expectations with Isabel Bayrakdarian singing Mahler’s Second symphony and Peter Oundjian conducting. The audience was unbelievably beautiful – lots of Chanel, pearls, diamonds, and walking sticks (the average age of attendants is over 60).

What about you? Would you consider going to the symphony?


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