The Hockey Sweater is a Canadian children’s book by Roch Carrier. It tells the story of a boy in Quebec who gets the wrong jersey in the mail and is forced to play hockey with a group of Montreal Canadian’s fans, while repping the Toronto Maple Leafs. In February, The Toronto Symphony will be presenting this book in concert form. How cool is that? The conductor of this show, Trevor Wilson is here to tell us all about this marriage of sports and classical music. We chat about why this story resonates with Canadians, how a book becomes a concert and what to expect when you watch this musical hockey match on February 5th.
Buy tickets for The Hockey Sweater: https://www.tso.ca/concerts-and-events/events/the-hockey-sweater/
Learn more about Trevor: https://trevorwilsonconductor.com/about/
Watch The Hockey Sweater short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hka6mVkszq0
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The Hockey Sweater
20:17The Hockey Sweater is a Canadian children’s book by Roch Carrier. It tells the story of a boy in Quebec who gets the wrong jersey in the mail and is forced to play hockey with a group of Montreal Canadian’s fans, while repping the Toronto Maple Leafs. In February, The Toronto Symphony will be presenting this book in concert form. How cool is that? The conductor of this show, Trevor Wilson is here to tell us all about this marriage of sports and classical music. We chat about why this story resonates with Canadians, how a book becomes a concert and what to expect when you watch this musical hockey match on February 5th. Buy tickets for The Hockey Sweater: https://www.tso.ca/concerts-and-events/events/the-hockey-sweater/Learn more about Trevor: https://trevorwilsonconductor.com/about/Watch The Hockey Sweater short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hka6mVkszq0
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Sing It Girls
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Welcome to Season 3!
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