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Founded in 2014, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists came together with a mission to create programming featuring a diverse and varied range of instruments. Acclaimed as an ensemble of distinguished virtuosi, the Chamber Soloists’ unique combination of winds, strings, keyboard, and percussion gives it the flexibility to present a wide range of unusual and infrequently performed repertoire, along with some of the best-loved works in the chamber music literature.
The Chamber Soloists have performed around the world, from Roy Thomson Hall to the iconic Harpa Hall in Iceland, with such distinguished guest artists as Emanuel Ax, James Ehnes, and Barbara Hannigan. They recently teamed with the Art Gallery of Ontario in The Decades Project, a collaboration which pairs visual art with a musical composition from the 20th Century
Curated by TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow, the Chamber Soloists seek to bring audiences closer to the musicians of the Orchestra—personally and musically. Their lush program features works by Francaix (String Trio), Neilsen, and Strauss, concluding with Beethoven’s Septet in E flat Major, Op. 20.
Soloists joining Jonathan are Teng Li, principal viola, Joseph Johnson, principal cello, Jeffrey Beecher, principal bass, Miles Jaques, clarinet, Michael Sweeney, principal bassoon, and Neil Deland, principal horn.