Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Mozart@260 Festival Sees Record-Breaking Success

Fresh from a highly successful five-city tour of Florida, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) rang in the new year with the Mozart@260 Festival, which took place January 15-23. The festival was a record-breaking event, both in terms of attendance and critical acclaim. As today is Mozart's actual birth date, it is fitting for the TSO to further celebrate the great composer!

To kick off the sold-out festival-curated by Bernard Labadie-the TSO performed Mozart's famous Symphony No. 40, led by Rob Kapilow, for an enthusiastic, capacity audience. This auspicious launch set the tone for the TSO's most successful Mozart festival ever.

On January 16 and 17, Labadie-returning to the Canadian stage for the first time in 18 months, after a battle with cancer-brilliantly conducted the Jupiter Symphony and the Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jeunehomme" (featuring Alexandre Tharaud). The festival culminated with Labadie conducting the Mozart Requiem. The much-anticipated, semi-staged version by Joel Ivany shed new light of the beloved work, and was a triumph that still resonates: with three sold-out performances, the production received unprecedented critical acclaim.

BWW News Desk, Broadway World
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