Glenn Gould Studio tickets soon to be available through Roy Thomson Hall box office



    TORONTO, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - CBC today announced an agreement through which
ticket sales for its Glenn Gould Studio will be available through the Roy
Thomson Hall box office, effective Monday, Aug. 11, 2008.
    As a result, patrons of Glenn Gould, located in CBC's downtown Toronto
Canadian Broadcasting Centre, will experience greater convenience through
faster service and increased box office hours, says Mike Carroll, general
manager, Glenn Gould Studio.
    "This is a win-win situation for all parties," says Carroll. "In addition
to better service for our customers, Glenn Gould Studio will enhance its
publicity profile by being included in Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall
promotional materials. We're also very excited about working with the
Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall to increase the number of
events available at Glenn Gould Studio, which is one of the country's premier
performance spaces and known for its superb acoustics and recording
facilities."
    "We're very excited to be working with the Glenn Gould Studio," says
Charles S. Cutts, President and CEO of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy
Thomson Hall. "In addition to offering significantly greater resources to
facilitate sales of tickets and convenience for our customers, we believe
there will be terrific creative synergies in how we cooperate to make best use
of all of these fantastic performance spaces. Glenn Gould, as a relatively
smaller performance space, will be yet another option for memorable
performances."
    As well as sales, ticket pickups will be made easier and more convenient
by having Glenn Gould tickets available not only at nearby Roy Thomson Hall,
but also two hours before each performance at Glenn Gould Studio, Carroll
says. Roy Thomson Hall is at the corner of King and Simcoe streets,
conveniently connected to the St. Andrew subway station.
    Glenn Gould Studio is the "jewel of the Canadian Broadcasting Centre" and
continues to be one of Toronto's favourite venues for concert-goers. Glenn
Gould Studio is also a superb recording facility offering the sound isolation,
state-of-the-art recording facilities and acoustics that are ideal for
classical and jazz recordings.

    The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall is a not-for-profit
organization operating two of Canada's premier concert halls. Roy Thomson
Hall, located in the downtown Toronto theatre district, is home to the Toronto
Symphony Orchestra. This hall showcases the greatest talent in the world in
all music genres, from classical to jazz, to vocal series to children's
concerts. Roy Thomson Hall is also a coveted location for corporate events;
the elegant and spacious lobbies invite multifaceted uses such as receptions,
sit-down dinners, and presentations. Massey Hall is one of the most prominent
and oldest buildings in the city. Built in 1892 by industrial baron Hart
Massey as a memorial to his son, Massey Hall still remains a vital Toronto
entertainment scene, attracting the biggest celebrities in pop and rock
culture.





For further information:

For further information: Jeff Keay: CBC media relations,
jeff.keay@cbc.ca, (416) 205-3987; Liz Parker: Publicity Manager, The
Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, liz.parker@rth_mh.com, (416)
593-4822, x 318


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