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THE SCOOP | RCM Announces Online Season Gala With Buffy Sainte-Marie, k.d. lang, Meryl Streep And More

By Michael Vincent on October 5, 2020

The full line up for The Royal Conservatory’s season gala has just been announced.

As one of Toronto’s most exclusive and star-studded annual galas, The Resounding Concert is accessible to everyone this year on October 17 via Livestream. The event is a benefit in support of the Fund for Koerner Hall.

Appearances will include artists who have performed at Koerner Hall from around the world: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Lang Lang, Meryl Streep, Sondra Radvanovsky, Jan Lisiecki, Zakir Hussain, James Ehnes, Alex Cuba, Daniel Hope, k.d. lang, Lighthouse, Rhiannon Giddens, Danilo Pérez, Brian Blade, John Patitucci, Gerald Clayton (playing Oscar Peterson), Barbara Hannigan, Chilly Gonzales, and Skratch Bastid with Afiara Quartet.

Although the livestream is free for everyone, The Royal Conservatory are asking for donations in support of the Fund for Koerner Hall in order to keep bringing live music to audiences and keep artists working.

For those in Toronto, dinner packages are also available at the following levels:

Orchestra Level Patron:
Group Dinner for eight to ten people – $8,000
• A curated three-course dinner by Daniel et Daniel delivered to your door, with gifts from the RCM
• Your choice of four bottles of wine from our excellent selection
• Option of complimentary butler service

(Please note that per government guidelines surrounding COVID-19, in choosing butler service, the number of guests will be limited to eight since two service staff will be present.)

First Balcony Patron:
Delectable Dinner for two people – $2,000
• A curated three-course dinner by Daniel et Daniel delivered to your door, with gifts from the RCM
• Your choice of a bottle of wine from our excellent selection

Second Balcony Patron:
Celebration box for up to four people – $500
• Wine and cheese selection
OR
• Cocktails and snack selection delivered to your door

Presenting Patrons will be recognized on screen during the event and will receive a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.

To register for the free livestream, purchase a dinner package, and donate, please click here.

As a bonus, all those who pre-register, are eligible to choose one of the following free livestreams:
Music from The Cuban, featuring Hilario Durán on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 8 p.m.
KUNÉ — Canada’s Global Orchestra and Moskitto Bar on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 8 p.m.

[Update: Oct 5, 2020 — A previous version incorrectly included Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, and Bill Murray as part of the event. These artists have only performed previously at Koerner Hall.]

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