This celebration of music in support of Koerner Hall and The Royal Conservatory of Music will include performances by Chinese superstar pianist Lang Lang (who performed a season gala concert in Koerner Hall in 2016); celebrated American-Canadian soprano Sondra Radvanovsky; young Canadian pianist and an alumnus of the Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School Jan Lisiecki (who has appeared on the Koerner Hall stage five times and recorded in the Hall); Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain (who made his Conservatory debut during the Grand Opening Festival of Koerner Hall and subsequently returned twice more) in an exclusive improvised jam session with the world’s reigning rhythm section; Canadian concert violinist and violist James Ehnes (who made his debut during Koerner Hall’s inaugural concert season); Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba (whose Koerner Hall debut was in 2012 and a return visit in 2017); and award-winning British violinist Daniel Hope (who appeared in Koerner Hall four times since 2015). The evening will also include appearances by Hollywood star Meryl Streep (who performed in a season gala concert in Philip Roth’s Everyman with the Takács Quartet in 2015) and Buffy Sainte-Marie, the legendary Cree singer-songwriter who has been a trailblazer, a disruptor of the status quo, as well as a recipient of an Honorary Fellowship from The Royal Conservatory.
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