Welcome to the 2020 Toronto Summer Music Festival — our first-ever online festival, made possible thanks to the generous support of you: our donors, sponsors, and TSM family and community members.
Since the cancellation of our in-person Beethoven Unleashed festival, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity in our community and in the arts sector that has allowed us to continue to support artists and offer you high-quality classical chamber music in this, our 15th anniversary season.
Presenting an online festival of this kind has been a logistical challenge, but an exciting one—as we navigate this new reality, my hope is that we all take a moment to pause and appreciate the sheer resilience of our artists and the beauty of their craft. When the time comes for us to gather together again as a community, we will remember that music helped us through this time.
So, I invite you to raise a glass and celebrate with us, as we showcase internationally-renowned artists, including James Ehnes, the Dover Quartet, Colin Carr, and Ema Nikolovska, as well as the local talents of VC2 Cello Duo, Ladom Ensemble, and CBC’s Tom Allen. And of course, a TSM Festival would not be complete without our beloved Academy Fellows, the best young artists of their generation. I feel very lucky to be able to celebrate our 15th year in such a special way. Cheers!
With best wishes,