Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra
Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Orchestra of up to 65 players conducted by Paul Robinson, formed in 1989 with players from the CJRT Orchestra, which after 1989 became essentially a broadcasting ensemble. The orchestra has sought to present repertoire that complements that of the TS and has given from five to six concerts each season. Guest artists have included Moshe Hammer, Ofra Harnoy, Anton Kuerti, and Igor and Valery Oistrakh. Adele Armin was concertmaster in 1990. The orchestra performed regularly in Massey Hall until 1991, when it moved its main series to the Danforth Music Hall. The Toronto Philharmonic Chorus was formed in 1990 under Giles Bryant to perform Verdi's Requiem with the orchestra. An associate ensemble, the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, is operated by the Toronto Philharmonic Society and had by 1991 recorded three albums with Ofra Harnoy (see Discography for Harnoy).