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Luminato Festival: the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Plays Twice

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs outside at the Luminato Festival

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs outside at the Luminato Festival

JUNE 15 & 21  Fans of classical music have two occasions to celebrate during Luminato—the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to make a pair of contributions to this year’s festival programming. Reprising a novel conceit from previous editions of Luminato, the ever-popular ensemble will once again stay up late, this time to perform a pair of Russian classics (Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade) on with featured pianist Yuja Wang. Just a few evenings later, the TSO sets up outside for A Symphonic Birthday Party in honour of the 200th birthdays of Verdi and Wagner, and the 80th birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. June 15: Roy Thomson Hall, 10 p.m., $25 to $45. June 21: David Pecaut Square, 8 p.m., free; call 416-593-4828 or visit www.tso.ca for more information.  —Laura Sabatini

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