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Koerner Hall

273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
(416) 408-0208 https://performance.rcmusic.ca/venues/koerner-hall

April 2021

Royal Conservatory | 21C Festival of New Music in a New World

April 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Be the first to hear the world premieres of works by Morgan-Paige Melbourne and Ryan Davis, alongside fascinating, innovative compositions by Philippe Leroux, Matt Brubeck, and Cassandra Miller. Program: Philippe Leroux: Air-Ré Matt Brubeck: Entsprechung Fjóla Evans: Ridge & Furrow Thomas Demenga: Duo? O, du... Cassandra Miller: Philip the Wanderer       I. Gently rumbling without direction II.  Broadly, surveilling the great expanse III. Joyfully, jauntily, as if running away from regret itself Ryan Davis: Colour You Like (world premiere of the new version) Morgan-Paige Melbourne: The Night Before (world premiere) Morgan-Paige Melbourne: In My Meadow (world premiere)…

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Royal Conservatory/Glenn Gould School | The Rape of Lucretia

April 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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The extraordinary artists of The Glenn Gould School vocal program perform their annual opera in Koerner Hall, this year in a concert version format. Etruscan prince Tarquinius, who is leading Rome in a war against the Greeks, is tired of hearing his general Collatinus speak of his virtuous wife Lucretia and decides to test her. He comes to her house in Rome, demands shelter, and reassures her that Collatinus is well. That night, he enters her bedroom and rapes her,…

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May 2021

Royal Conservatory | Piano Showcase

May 13, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
Free

Postponed from April 10, this free online concert features Glenn Gould School students in a recital. An all-French program including the complete 1st Book of Debussy Preludes and various works for two pianos and one piano four hands.

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Royal Conservatory | Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase

May 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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A wonderful opportunity to see the GGS’s talented voice students present an evening of art songs and opera excerpts.

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Opera Atelier | The Resurrection

May 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - June 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$25.00

Premieres May 27, 2021 | Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W Tickets available for purchase until June 10, 2021 Handel’s astonishing theatricality turns the story of The Resurrection into an operatic tour-de-force. The Resurrection details the events between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, with the timeless forces of darkness and light operating in the earthly and celestial spheres. Our exceptional cast of OA artists brings this fully-staged masterpiece to the glorious acoustics of Koerner Hall. FEATURING…

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June 2021

Royal Conservatory | The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble: Abalone

June 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Curated and conducted by Brian Current, the students of The Glenn Gould School perform the world premiere of Canadian composer Anna Höstman’s Abalone for distanced ensemble. Daniel Dastoor, violin Royce Richert, violin Yanet Campbell, violin Hee-Soo Yoon, violin Christian Wrona, viola Matthew Eeuwes, viola Calvin Kim, clarinet Tiago Delgado, clarinet Godwin Friesen, piano Mario Pérez, percussion Rosie Gallagher, flute Nikki Joshi, percussion PROGRAM Anna Höstman: Abalone (world premiere) Kaija Saariaho: Laconisme de l’aile Matt Curlee: The Yellow Wallpaper

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Royal Conservatory | Kobo Town and Wesli

June 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20.00

LINEUP CHANGE: Kobo Town has replaced Mokoomba. This online concert was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Montreal-based Haitian musician Wesli won the 2019 Juno Award for Best World Music Album. Concert link HERE.

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September 2021

The Musical Stage Company | UnCovered: The Music of Dolly Parton

September 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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The Musical Stage Company’s 15th annual signature concert spotlights hit songs from the Queen of Country, onstage at Koerner Hall! Featuring inventive arrangements of Dolly Parton classics by music director Reza Jacobs, and award-winning Canadian artists who have graced international stages and screens, UnCovered is a unique and unmissable event. Craving a live in-person event? A limited number of patrons can attend one of three performances at Koerner Hall from September 30-October 2 as we film the performance with a…

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October 2021

The Musical Stage Company | UnCovered: The Music of Dolly Parton

October 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45

The Musical Stage Company’s 15th annual signature concert spotlights hit songs from the Queen of Country, onstage at Koerner Hall! Featuring inventive arrangements of Dolly Parton classics by music director Reza Jacobs, and award-winning Canadian artists who have graced international stages and screens, UnCovered is a unique and unmissable event. Craving a live in-person event? A limited number of patrons can attend one of three performances at Koerner Hall from September 30-October 2 as we film the performance with a…

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The Musical Stage Company | UnCovered: The Music of Dolly Parton

October 2, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

The Musical Stage Company’s 15th annual signature concert spotlights hit songs from the Queen of Country, onstage at Koerner Hall! Featuring inventive arrangements of Dolly Parton classics by music director Reza Jacobs, and award-winning Canadian artists who have graced international stages and screens, UnCovered is a unique and unmissable event. Craving a live in-person event? A limited number of patrons can attend one of three performances at Koerner Hall from September 30-October 2 as we film the performance with a…

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Royal Conservatory | Andrei Feher conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

October 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$25.00

Program: Aaron Copland: Overture from Fanfare for the Common Man Joan Towers: Overture from Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, op. 55

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Royal Conservatory | SEASON GALA: Follies in Concert

October 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$99.00

Starring Cynthia Dale, Eric McCormack, and Marcus Nance, and Ma-Anne Dionisio with Ben Heppner, Jenni Burke, Mary Lou Fallis, Denise Fergusson, Lorraine Foreman, Roger Honeywell, Jackie Richardson, and Avery Saltzman and featuring Gabe Antonnacci, Andrew Broderick, Jen Ryder-Shaw, and Kimberly-Ann Truong Book by James Goldman Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Richard Ouzounian Music Director Paul Sportelli Designer Nick Blais Choreography by Genny Sermonia Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick Produced originally on Broadway by Harold Prince By special arrangements with Cameron Mackintosh and Music Theatre International

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Royal Conservatory | SEASON GALA: Follies in Concert

October 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$99.00

Starring Cynthia Dale, Eric McCormack, and Marcus Nance, and Ma-Anne Dionisio with Ben Heppner, Jenni Burke, Mary Lou Fallis, Denise Fergusson, Lorraine Foreman, Roger Honeywell, Jackie Richardson, and Avery Saltzman and featuring Gabe Antonnacci, Andrew Broderick, Jen Ryder-Shaw, and Kimberly-Ann Truong Book by James Goldman Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Richard Ouzounian Music Director Paul Sportelli Designer Nick Blais Choreography by Genny Sermonia Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick Produced originally on Broadway by Harold Prince By special arrangements with Cameron Mackintosh and Music Theatre International

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Royal Conservatory | Dover Quartet with Davóne Tines

October 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$35.00

Program: Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, D. 703 (“Quartettsatz”) William Grant Still: Lyric Quartette Samuel Barber: “Dover Beach,” op. 3 Caroline Shaw: By and By Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, op. 18, no. 4 BUY TICKETS

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Opera Atelier | Angel (online)

October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - November 12, 2021 @ 11:59 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$30.00

Angel is the culmination of Opera Atelier’s commission of original music by Edwin Huizinga and Christopher Bagan, exploring themes of creation, loss of innocence and enlightenment through the texts of John Milton’s Paradise Lost and Rainer Maria Rilke. Featuring Colin Ainsworth, Mireille Asselin, Measha Brueggergosman, Jesse Blumberg, Meghan Lindsay, John Tibbetts, and Douglas Williams plus excerpts from William Boyce, Matthew Locke, Max Richter and Antonio Vivaldi. With the Artist of Atelier Ballet, members of Tafelmusik (Elisa Citterio, Music Director) and D. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor with The Nathaniel…

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Royal Conservatory | 21C Music Festival — Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà

October 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$15.00

Violinist Dubeau and her brilliant string ensemble perform works by Craig Armstrong, Ludovico Einaudi, Jean-Michel Blais, Ólafur Arnalds, Max Richter, and more. “Pulsation marks time, it infuses its rhythm in it, and it also evokes the heart. Just like those composers whose music calls out to me and who, with their unique signatures, mark time, our time. The music of the composers in this program speaks to me deeply – in it I have found a refuge and a wellspring of goodness.” - Angèle Dubeau Program: Craig Armstrong: Far From the Madding Crowd Jean-Michel Blais: Nostos Steve Reich: Duet Ólafur Arnalds: Doria           1440 Eulogy for evolution         Happiness Does not Wait Armand Amar: Planet Ocean         Human Uno Helmersson: The Grand Master Suite Alex…

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Royal Conservatory | Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica: From Bach to Piazzolla

October 31, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

Program celebrates 100th Anniversary of Astor Piazzolla and 75th birthday of Gidon Kremer with a special homage to our own Glenn Gould. Gidon Kremer, violin Georgijs Osokins, piano Per-Arne Glorvigen, bandoneon Andrei Pushkarev, vibraphone Kremerata Baltica (chamber orchestra) PROGRAM: Hommage à Piazzolla   Valentin Silvestrov: Hommage to J.S.B. for violin and vibraphone Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No. 7 in G Minor, BWV 1058 Astor Piazzolla: Three Pieces for Piano and Strings Two pieces from Art of Instrumentation (based on Bach works and dedicated to Glenn Gould) Johann Sebastian…

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November 2021

Royal Conservatory | Jerusalem String Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth

November 5, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

Program: Anton Bruckner: Adagio from String Quintet in F Major, WAB 112 Antonín Dvořák: String Sextet in A Major, op. 48 Johannes Brahms: String Sextet in B flat Major, op. 18 BUY TICKETS

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Royal Conservatory | Skratch Bastid and special guests Andrew Forde & re.verse

November 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40.00

Skratch Bastid is a world-renowned DJ, producer, and three-time winner of the coveted Scribble Jam DJ Battle, known for his comfort and versatility in different styles — hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock, and just about anything that makes people dance. Joining him are Toronto-based violinist Andrew Forde and re.verse, making for a night of slamming turntablism meets live.

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Royal Conservatory | Royal Conservatory Orchestra

November 19, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$25.00

Program: Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture from King Stephen, op. 117 George Walker: Lyric for Strings  Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, op. 103 (“Egyptian”) (Thomas Torok, piano) Aleksandr Borodin: “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor Zoltán Kodály: Háry János Suite BUY TICKETS

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Royal Conservatory | Stewart Goodyear with the Penderecki String Quartet and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir [postponed]

November 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

This concert has been postponed. New date to be announced soon.   Stewart Goodyear, piano Jonelle Sills, soprano Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano Zachary Rioux, tenor Korin Thomas-Smith, baritone Pendercki String Quartet Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Proclaimed "a phenomenon" by the Los Angeles Times and "one of the best pianists of his generation" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Royal Conservatory alumnus Stewart Goodyear is accomplished as an orchestral soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and composer. On this evening, you will hear the world premiere of his piano quintet based on themes from Ludwig…

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Royal Conservatory | Jean-Yves Thibaudet

November 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

Thibaudet has performed worldwide, recorded more than 50 albums, built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists, and had an impact on the film world. In addition to Zigman’s score for Wakefield, he was soloist in Dario Marianelli’s award-winning scores for the films Atonement (which won an Oscar for Best Original Score) and Pride and Prejudice, and recorded Alexandre Desplat’s soundtrack for the 2012 film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. He had a cameo in Bruce Beresford’s film on Alma Mahler, Bride of the Wind, and…

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December 2021

Art of Time Ensemble | To All A Good Night 6 (in-person and online)

December 9, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada

To All A Good Night 6 is the Art of Time Ensemble's first live concert in 22 months. We are back with a new edition for these strange times featuring the music of Stevie Wonder, John Prine, Stephen Colbert & Elvis Costello and Duke Ellington and featuring performances by Jackie Richardson, Jessica Mitchell, Liam Russell, David Wall, and Tom Wilson. Audience members have the option to experience the holiday tradition either in-person or from the comfort of their homes via…

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Royal Conservatory | Ashley MacIsaac with special guests Jully Black and Madison Violet

December 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40.00

Cape Breton fiddler sensation and storyteller Ashley MacIsaac is joined by Canada’s queen of R&B, Jully Black, and gorgeous singing-songwriting duo, Madison Violet, for this powerful evening of Canadian roots music. Ashley MacIsaac plays the fiddle with an intensity, authenticity, and passion that is hard to deny. He learned his chops at an early age, mentored by some of the legendary greats of the area, performing all over the island in halls, clubs, barns, and kitchens. Hi How Are You was released in…

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Royal Conservatory | Jan Lisiecki

December 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00
Jan Lisiecki (Photo: Bo Huang)

"Pristine, lyrical and intelligent." (The New York Times) Juno Award winner, UNESCO Ambassador, and alumnus of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, Jan Lisiecki is “perhaps the most 'complete' pianist of his age" (BBC Music Magazine). Lisiescki will offer a program titled Poems of the Night, featuring Chopin Nocturnes and  Études. All Fryderyk Chopin program: Étude in C Major, op. 10, no. 1 Nocturne in C Minor, op. posth. Étude in A Minor, op. 10, no. 2 Nocturne in E Major, op.…

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February 2022

Royal Conservatory | Stewart Goodyear with the Penderecki String Quartet and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

February 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

Stewart Goodyear, piano Charlotte Siegel, soprano Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano Zachary Rioux, tenor Korin Thomas-Smith, baritone Penderecki String Quartet Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Artistic Director Proclaimed "a phenomenon" by the Los Angeles Times and "one of the best pianists of his generation" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Royal Conservatory alumnus Stewart Goodyear is accomplished as an orchestral soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and composer. On this evening, you will hear the world premiere of his piano quintet based on themes from Ludwig van Beethoven before he tackles LvB’s final monumental…

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Royal Conservatory | Tania Miller conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

February 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$25.00
Tania Miller (Photo: Jag Gundu)

Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program at The Glenn Gould School (GGS), the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) is widely regarded as an outstanding ensemble and one of the best training orchestras in North America. It consists of instrumental students in the undergraduate and graduate programs of The Glenn Gould School. Graduates of the RCO have joined the ranks of the greatest orchestras in the world. Program: Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (suite for full orchestra) Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S.125 (Jean-Luc Therrien, piano) Antonín Dvořák:…

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Opera Atelier | All Is Love

February 19, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$49.00

Opera Atelier presents a fully staged production of the repertoire we love most, featuring music by CHARPENTIER, DEBUSSY, HANDEL, PURCELL, RAMEAU, and much, much more! Starring tenor Colin Ainsworth, soprano Mireille Asselin, soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, soprano Meghan Lindsay, mezzo-soprano Danielle MacMillan, soprano Cynthia Smithers, bass-baritone Douglas Williams with French tenor Rémy Mathieu making his Opera Atelier debut. With Artists of Atelier Ballet and members of Tafelmusik (Elisa Citterio, Music Director) under the baton of David Fallis. Creative Team David Fallis,…

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Opera Atelier | All Is Love

February 20, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$49.00

Opera Atelier presents a fully staged production of the repertoire we love most, featuring music by CHARPENTIER, DEBUSSY, HANDEL, PURCELL, RAMEAU, and much, much more! Starring tenor Colin Ainsworth, soprano Mireille Asselin, soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, soprano Meghan Lindsay, mezzo-soprano Danielle MacMillan, soprano Cynthia Smithers, bass-baritone Douglas Williams with French tenor Rémy Mathieu making his Opera Atelier debut. With Artists of Atelier Ballet and members of Tafelmusik (Elisa Citterio, Music Director) under the baton of David Fallis. Creative Team David Fallis,…

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Royal Conservatory | Víkingur Ólafsson

February 24, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$55.00
Víkingur Ólafsson (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Program: Baldassare Galuppi: Andante spiritoso from Piano Sonata No. 9 in F Minor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo in F Major, K. 494 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Rondo II in D Minor, H. 290 Domenico Cimarosa: Sonata No. 42 in D Minor (arr. Ólafsson) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia in D Minor, K. 397 (fragment) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo in D Major, K. 485 Domenico Cimarosa: Sonata No. 55 in A Minor (arr. Ólafsson) Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 47 in B…

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RCM 21C Music Festival | Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà: Elle – 25th Anniversary Concert

February 25, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21.00

Angèle Dubeau says: “How can I mark the 25th anniversary of my ensemble La Pietà? The answer came to me naturally through the music. An album completely thought out, conceived, played and composed by women. Elle, in the singular, because each woman is unique.” “Added to the music of Olafur Arnalds, Armand Amar, Ludovico Einaudi, Alex Baranowski, Philip Glass, and Max Richter will be works from my latest opus, an incursion into the musical world of women, including Rachel Portman, Elena Kats-Chernin and Rebecca…

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Royal Conservatory | A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul featuring Damien Sneed with special guest Valerie Simpson

February 26, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

Aretha Franklin truly earned her title “The Queen of Soul.” Damien Sneed toured with Franklin, and tonight he and legendary singer Valerie Simpson, of Ashford and Simpson fame, pay homage with fresh renditions of her most cherished hits, including “Respect,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Until You Come Back To Me,” “Daydreaming,” “Freeway,” “Natural Woman,” and others.

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March 2022

Royal Conservatory | Jeremy Denk with Les Violons du Roy

March 6, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

Led by the charismatic MacArthur ‘genius’ award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk, Quebec’s Les Violins de Roy perform Renaissance and Baroque works culminating with J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerti in E Major and D Minor. “Is Les Violons du Roy perhaps the best early-music ensemble in North America? Check.” (The Washington Post) “Mr. Denk is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity…

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The Glenn Gould School | Spring Opera 2022: George Frideric Handel’s Rinaldo

March 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$25.00

One of George Frideric Handel’s most celebrated operas, Rinaldo, is a story of love, war, and redemption, set at the time of the First Crusade in a magical world inhabited by kings, furies, dragons, and magicians. This masterpiece of Baroque opera will be conducted by Ivars Taurins and directed by Tom Diamond. Synopsis: Goffredo, the Captain General of the Christian army, is leading his men in attacking Jerusalem. He has also promised the hand of his daughter, Almirena, to the Christian hero, Rinaldo. Argante, the Saracen…

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The Glenn Gould School | Spring Opera 2022: George Frideric Handel’s Rinaldo

March 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$25.00

One of George Frideric Handel’s most celebrated operas, Rinaldo, is a story of love, war, and redemption, set at the time of the First Crusade in a magical world inhabited by kings, furies, dragons, and magicians. This masterpiece of Baroque opera will be conducted by Ivars Taurins and directed by Tom Diamond. Synopsis: Goffredo, the Captain General of the Christian army, is leading his men in attacking Jerusalem. He has also promised the hand of his daughter, Almirena, to the Christian hero, Rinaldo. Argante, the Saracen…

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Royal Conservatory | Galilee Chamber Orchestra, Saleem Abboud Ashkar, and Jon Kimura Parker

March 21, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40.00

Conducted by Saleem Abboud Ashkar, the 35-musician Galilee Chamber Orchestra broke ground as the first professional orchestra in Israel comprised of equal Jewish and Palestinian members. Ashkar came to prominence as a soloist with Daniel Barenboim’s West East Divan Orchestra. This concert marks their first appearance in Canada. Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence,Canadian pianist (and RCM alum) Jon Kimura Parker is “insightful, energetic” (The New York Times), with “absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect…

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Royal Conservatory | Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrate Dave Brubeck

March 25, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

Celebrate the life and music of Dave Brubeck with his sons, bassist Chris, drummer Dan, and cellist Matt, plus saxophonist Bobby Militello, who performed and recorded with Brubeck from the 1970s. This multimedia show with stories, video, and music performed by the Brubeck Brothers Quartet takes us on a journey along the timeline of Brubeck’s extraordinary life and career.

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Royal Conservatory | Joey Alexander Quartet and Selçuk Suna Quartet

March 26, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

This concert was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021.​ Jazz From Around the World: Indonesia and Turkey Jazz pianist, Joey Alexander, became the first Indonesian musician to chart on Billboard 200 with his album, My Favorite Things, released when he was 11 years old – in 2015. He is one of the youngest musicians ever nominated for a Grammy Award in a jazz category.

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Royal Conservatory | Mischa Maisky

March 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

The great Latvian cellist will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suites No. 1, 3, and 5.

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Royal Conservatory | The Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition Finals

March 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Free

Hear the talented ensembles of The Glenn Gould School compete for over $11,000 in prizes. Free tickets will be available starting at 10am on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

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April 2022

Royal Conservatory | Miles from India: A Celebration of the Music of Miles Davis

April 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

This concert was originally scheduled for October 3, 2020.Jazz From Around the World: India “The beauty of Miles from India is how the players from different cultures and backgrounds meet on Miles’ turf with their individual voices completely intact. Miles from India is not only an amazing celebration of the music of Miles Davis, it’s also a tribute to the way Miles and Teo Macero changed the way jazz music can be made.” (All Music Guide)

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Esprit Orchestra | Esprit Live 2022!: Act 1

April 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20.00

Program Alexina Louie      The Void River of Stars Christopher Goddard      Piano Concerto Andrew Norman      Sustain Christopher Goddard – piano Alex Pauk - conductor

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Royal Conservatory | Eve Egoyan

April 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20.00

Eve Egoyan performs the world premieres of Works for Augmented and Acoustic Piano, which she created for a newly imagined instrument that delves into the space between what a piano can do and what Eve has always wished a piano could do. The core of these works is the live acoustic sound of the physical piano she is playing, but through the delicate intervention of technology, she tests (teases) the edges of the piano’s natural sound, ultimately pushing it beyond the familiar, through the impossible, and into the extraordinary.…

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Royal Conservatory | Dianne Reeves

April 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

Five-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves’s timeless voice and enthralling performances have made her the “most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday” (The New York Times).

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Royal Conservatory | The Robert W. and G. Ann Corcoran Concerto Competition

April 14, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Free

The Robert W. and G. Ann Corcoran Concerto Competition (formerly The Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition) Hear the talented solo performers of The Glenn Gould School compete for the opportunity to perform a concerto with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra during the 2022-23 concert season. Free tickets will be available starting at 10am on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

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Royal Conservatory | Joyce DiDonato: Eden

April 19, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$60.00

Following her ground-breaking and award-winning global project, In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music, which reached over three million viewers worldwide, American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato now presents her next great passion. Eden explores the majesty, might, and mystery of nature through both arresting and evocative music and theatrical effects. DiDonato takes us on an emotional journey to reconnect to the power and fragility of nature, exploring our place within the kaleidoscopic, wondrous world around us. Joined by the original instrument ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro and Maxim Emelyanychev, as well…

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Esprit Orchestra | Esprit Live 2022!: Act 2

April 20, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20.00

Program Eugene Astapov      A Still Life for mezzo soprano and orchestra Keiko Devaux      Excavated Sound Unsuk Chin      Mannequin Žibuoklė Martinaitytė      Saudade Shannon Mercer – mezzo soprano Alex Pauk – conductor Eugene Astapov - conductor

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Royal Conservatory | Redman · Mehldau · McBride · Blade: A MoodSwing Reunion

April 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$65.00

Celebrated tenor saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman’s 1994 album MoodSwing introduced his first permanent band, an astonishing collection by four precociously talented musicians who would rapidly establish themselves as creative beacons. After years of individual triumphs, Redman reunites the original group, all Koerner Hall regulars — pianist Brad Mehldau, who won the 2020 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade — for an unforgettable performance of brand new material alongside signature work that showcases Redman’s “musical…

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Royal Conservatory | Makoto Ozone Trio and Youn Sun Nah with special guest Ulf Wakenius

April 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

Jazz From Around the World: Japan and South Korea Japanese jazz and classical pianist Makoto Ozone has performed with Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, and was a favourite of Oscar Peterson. He founded the group No Name Horses, hosts a jazz radio program, and writes music for live theatre and TV. “The astonishing Seoul-born singer Youn Sun Nah ... a discreet, diminutive vocal giant.” (The Guardian) “Youn Sun Nah is “a UFO touching the universe of music with a magnificent voice and passionate originality” (Le…

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Royal Conservatory | Ivo Pogorelić

April 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

For four decades, legendary pianist Ivo Pogorelich’s innovative and highly suggestive interpretations have served to broaden the understanding and experience of pianistic literature. All Fryderyk Chopin program: Barcarolle in F sharp Major, op. 60 Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, op. 58 Fantaisie in F Minor, op. 49 Berceuse in D flat Major, op. 57 Polonaise-fantaisie in A flat Major, op. 61

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Royal Conservatory | Johannes Debus conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

April 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$25.00

This concert was originally scheduled for February 26, 2021 at 8pm ET. Johannes Debus has been Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company since 2009, having been appointed immediately following his debut Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program at The Glenn Gould School (GGS), the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) is widely regarded as an outstanding ensemble and one of the best training orchestras in North America. It consists of instrumental students in the undergraduate and graduate programs of The Glenn…

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Royal Conservatory | Sir Bryn Terfel

April 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$65.00

A Grammy, Classical Brit, and Gramophone award winner, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel has established an extraordinary career, having performed regularly on prestigious concert stages and opera houses of the world.   Program: Franz Schubert: “Liebesbotschaft,” D. 957 Franz Schubert: “Gruppe aus dem Tartarus,” D. 583 Franz Schubert: “Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen,” D. 343 Franz Schubert: “Auf dem wasser zu singen,” op. 72 Franz Schubert: “Die Taubenpost,” D. 965a                                                     (4’00) Roger Quilter: 3 Shakespeare Songs, op. 6 “Come Away Death” “Oh…

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May 2022

Royal Conservatory | Academy Chamber Orchestra

May 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Free

String students from The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists come together as the Academy Chamber Orchestra to perform their annual Koerner Hall special concert. See the stars of tomorrow! Free tickets will be available starting at 10am on Monday, April 25, 2022.

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Royal Conservatory | Sheku Kanneh-Mason with Isata Kanneh-Mason

May 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

Making their Toronto debuts, British brother and sister duo, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, will perform works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Britten. Isata Kanneh-Mason’s debut album, Romance, entered the UK classical charts at No. 1 when it was released in 2019. Gramophone described the recording of Clara Schumann compositions as “one of the most charming and engaging debuts.” Sheku Kanneh-Mason won the 2016 BBC Young Musician award - the first Black musician to ever win the competition. He played at the wedding of Prince Harry…

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Royal Conservatory | Gautier Capuçon with Jean-Yves Thibaudet

May 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$60.00

French cellist Gautier Capuçon returns to the Koerner Hall stage with French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet after his two previous sold out concerts with Yuja Wang and Jérôme Ducros. Program: Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke, op. 73 Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E Minor, op. 38 Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello in D Minor, L.135 Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, op. 40

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Royal Conservatory | Marcus Roberts with the Modern Jazz Generation

May 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

This concert was originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov 21, 2020.​ Do you think that you have heard every interpretation of Beethoven’s music? How about jazz improvisations on Beethoven’s “Moonlight” and “Waldstein” sonatas? That is what Marcus Roberts will perform at this extraordinary “only in Koerner Hall” concert, alongside variations on Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story and On the Town. A rare and remarkable way of thinking about and hearing two disruptors in their own right. "Pianist Marcus Roberts is known for many things: a…

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Esprit Orchestra | Esprit Live 2022!: Act 3

May 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20.00

Program Claude Vivier      Orion Stephanie Orlando      riptide Julia Mermelstein      in water suspended Christina Volpini      waves, breaking, reflecting light video projections by Moira Ness Alex Pauk - conductor

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Royal Conservatory | Las Cafeteras and Patricia Cano

May 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40.00

Las Cafeteras is a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … Live, they’re magnetic” (Los Angeles Times). Patricia Cano is an award-winning Peruvian-Canadian singer-songwriter, actor, and “a supremely talented songwriter and vocalist” (JazzdaGama). Presented in association with Small World Music, in celebration of SWM’s 25th anniversary.

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Royal Conservatory | Anne Sofie von Otter with Christoph Berner

May 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

This concert was originally scheduled for Sunday, March 7, 2021.  Internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter “possesses one of the most flexible and natural vocal instruments of any living artist” (Opera Now), with a career spanning more than three decades at the very top of her profession in opera, concert, and recital. Her double CD, Douce France, on Naïve Classique, was awarded the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Austrian pianist Christoph Berner’s enormous stylistic spectrum and musical…

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Royal Conservatory | Joshua Bell with Peter Dugan

May 24, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$65.00

With a career spanning over 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor, and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Program Franz Schubert: Sonatina in D major, op. 137, No. 1, D. 384 Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7, op. 30 Ernest Bloch: "Nigun" from Baal Shem, B. 47 Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major Works announced from the stage

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Tafelmusik | Bach Brandenburg Concertos

May 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$38.00

Program Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite no. 3

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June 2022

Royal Conservatory | Joey Alexander Quartet and Selçuk Suna Quartet

June 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

Jazz From Around the World: Indonesia and Turkey Jazz pianist, Joey Alexander, became the first Indonesian musician to chart on Billboard 200 with his album, My Favorite Things, released when he was 11 years old – in 2015. He is one of the youngest musicians ever nominated for a Grammy Award in a jazz category.

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Esprit Orchestra | Esprit Live 2022!: Act 4

June 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20.00

Program Sofia Gubaidulina      Fachwerk  for accordion and orchestra Alison Yun-Fei Jiang      Sanctuary Thomas Adès      Polaris Michael Bridge - accordion Alex Pauk - conductor

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Royal Conservatory | Passion Returns Opera Atelier Versailles Gala 2022

June 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$99.00

For over 35 years, Opera Atelier has been committed to creating beautiful theatre, even in the face of adversity! After two reimagined seasons, we are looking forward to presenting fully-staged live productions once again. We are therefore delighted to announce the 2022 Versailles Gala: Passion Returns, taking place on June 23rd in Koerner Hall. Hosted by Marshall Pynkoski, this special night will include performances that integrate instrumental and vocal music with Baroque and contemporary dance forms, featuring soprano and OA Artist in…

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July 2022

Toronto Summer Music | Opening Night: The Folk Influence

July 7, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$82.00
Nicolas Namoradze (Photo: Neva Navaee)

A panorama of folk-flavoured music from many lands launches the 2022 Inspirations Festival in splendid fashion! Tom Allen, host Nicolas Namoradze, piano Yura Lee, violin Martin Beaver, violin Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola Matthew Zalkind, cello Mireille Asselin, soprano Steven Philcox, piano Rachael Kerr, piano Robert Schumann: Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102 Cecilia Livingston: Homesung: Four Songs by Wade Hemsworth Mykola Lysenko: Selected Songs Maurice Ravel: Tzigane Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 $20-$82

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Dover Quartet

July 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$82.00
Dover Quartet

Praised for their “expert musicianship, razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling and palpable commitment to communication” (Chicago Tribune), the Dover Quartet makes a triumphant return to Toronto in the beautiful Koerner Hall. Dover Quartet Joel Link, violin Bryan Lee, violin Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola Camden Shaw, cello Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5 “Lark” Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance” Intermission Ravel: Quartet in F Major $20–82

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September 2022

The Royal Conservatory | Mandle Philharmonic presents: Ode to Joy Beethoven’s Symphony 9

September 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40

Mandle Philharmonic presents Ode to Joy, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony "Choral," with an orchestra and choir totalling almost 150 performers on stage. Beethoven’s 9th is often regarded as the greatest symphony ever composed: the summit of his achievements, a masterful musical celebration of the human race, and a massive work that makes all who hear it feel better about life.

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The Royal Conservatory | Canadian Chinese Society for the Arts presents Winter Waltz Concert

September 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$48

The Canadian Chinese Society for the Arts Symphony Orchestra is delighted to return to the Toronto stage after a spectacular appearance in Beijing, performing at the invitation of the Chinese government in the “Meet in Beijing International Festival.”

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The Royal Conservatory | Soundstreams presents: Choral Splendour

September 21, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$36.25

Legendary Estonian Conductor Tõnu Kaljuste returns to Toronto to conduct Pärt's masterpiece Stabat Mater, combined with the world premiere of LEX by Paul Frehner. Also featuring the world premiere of the film Zipangu, directed by Michael Greyeyes.

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The Royal Conservatory | Commemorate Truth & Reconciliation: Tomson Highway, Rebecca Cuddy, Sarain Fox, and more

September 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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The Royal Conservatory starts the new Koerner Hall concert season by honouring the lives and knowledge of Indigenous people.

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October 2022

The Royal Conservatory | Emerson String Quartet: Farewell

October 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45

“No objective, scientific tool exists to measure musical greatness, but many critics and audiences have concurred for several decades that the New York-based Emerson String Quartet is the finest such ensemble in the world. To back up that assessment, one need look no further than the group’s myriad honors, which include nine Grammy Awards and three Gramophone Awards as well as the Avery Fisher Prize and Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year award.” (Chicago Sun-Times) “The Emerson String Quartet, which…

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The Royal Conservatory | Joshua Weilerstein conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

October 7, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$25

“A Born Communicator” (Le Temps), Joshua Weilerstein is the Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and enjoys a flourishing guest conducting career. He has been praised for “intense, eloquently moving, and spectacularly knife-edge” performances.

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The Royal Conservatory | Hilario Durán and David Virelles

October 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$35

Two great pianists on two pianos perform original compositions and works by other seminal Latin jazz composers.
Cuban-born Hilario Durán began working as a professional musician in Cuba’s Los Papa Cun­-Cun Ensemble and in a variety of musical formats, and later was Chucho Valdés’s chosen successor in Cuba’s most modern big band, Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna.

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The Royal Conservatory | Marc-André Hamelin

October 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$82

“A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess” (The New York Times), pianist Marc André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

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Royal Conservatory of Music | The Psalms Project: Mike Janzen with String Orchestra

October 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$65

Composer and pianist Mike Janzen will be joined by a stellar band as well as a chamber string orchestra to perform pieces from The Psalms Project, including debut songs from the brand new third volume.

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Royal Conservatory of Music | An Evening with Jan Lisiecki and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

October 15, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$132

Juno Award winner, UNESCO Ambassador, and alumnus of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, Jan Lisiecki is “perhaps the most 'complete' pianist of his age" (BBC Music Magazine). "Pristine, lyrical and intelligent." (The New York Times)

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Royal Conservatory of Music | Farruquito

October 21, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$91

Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya), heir to the most renowned flamenco dynasty, is the “greatest flamenco dancer of this new century” (The New York Times). His performances are powerful, raw, true expressions of pure flamenco.

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Royal Conservatory of Music | Maxim Vengerov with Polina Osetinskaya

October 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$100

Hailed as “one of the greatest violinists in the world” by Classic FM, Grammy Award-winning violinist, violist, and conductor Maxim Vengerov began his career as a solo violinist at the age of five, won the Wieniawski and Carl Flesch international competitions at ages 10 and 15 respectively, made his first recording at the age of 10, and went on to record extensively for high-profile labels, including Melodia, Teldec, and EMI.

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Royal Conservatory of Music | Philippe Jaroussky and Ensemble Artaserse

October 26, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$81

Philippe Jaroussky, whose technique allows him the most audacious nuances and impressive pyrotechnics, has established himself as the most admired countertenor of his generation, as confirmed by his numerous French Victoires de la Musique awards and multiple Echo Klassik Awards.

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Esprit Orchestra | Spira

October 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$55

Alex Pauk, conductor PROGRAM: Unsuk Chin (Korea/Germany) Spira (2019)* Concerto for Orchestra Christopher Goddard (Canada) Les tringles des sistres tintaient (2018) for orchestra —Intermission— Thomas Adès (UK) Asyla (1997) for large orchestra

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Royal Conservatory of Music | Dominique Fils-Aimé and Allison Russell

October 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$70

A double bill of powerful soul and roots singer-songwriter-poet-activist vocalists from Montreal who have a basket full of Polaris and Grammy Award nominations between them.

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Royal Conservatory of Music | Show One Productions and Cherry Orchard Festival present: Lucas Debargue

October 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$80

When French pianist Lucas Debargue made his Koerner Hall debut in 2020, The New York Times remarked, “If he comes back to town, that would be news, all by itself.”

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November 2022

Royal Conservatory of Music | Fazil Say

November 6, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$81

World-renowned Turkish-born German-trained pianist Fazıl Say’s artistry stretches from chamber music to jazz. He is not simply a pianist of genius, but also a master composer and improviser. With his extraordinary pianistic talents, Say has been touching audiences and critics alike for more than twenty-five years. Concerts with this artist are something different. They are direct, more open, more exciting; in short, they go straight to the heart.

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Royal Conservatory of Music | Tania Miller conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

November 25, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$52

“Wonderful control over the orchestra as if she carried a quiver of gestures that matched perfectly the mood of each musical section … While the sound of the orchestra was entertaining enough, watching Miller brought a new dimension to the performance." (Madison Capital Times)

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Esprit Orchestra | Violinissimo

November 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$55

Alex Pauk, conductor Aaron Schwebel, Marie Bérard, Stephen Sitarski, violins PROGRAM: José Evangelista (Canada) Violinissimo (1992) concerto for violin and orchestra Andrew Staniland (Canada) Six Enigmas (2022)** concerto for violin and orchestra John Rea (Canada) Figures hâtives (2006) concerto for violin and orchestra —Intermission— Alexina Louie (Canada) Triple Concerto for Three Violins and Orchestra (2017)

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December 2022

The Royal Conservatory of Music | Lisa Fischer with Ranky Tanky

December 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50

Lisa Fischer “in concert is addictive. Every performance is so enriching, so exciting, so transcendent” (Minneapolis Star Tribune).

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Royal Conservatory of Music | Daniil Trifonov (sold out)

December 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Free

Grammy Award-winning pianist Daniil Trifonov – who won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Solo Album in 2018 and was named Musical America’s Artist of the Year in 2019 – returns to Koerner Hall to perform works by Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Mozart, Ravel, and Scriabin. Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, his performances are a perpetual source of awe.

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The Royal Conservatory of Music | Laila Biali: Wintersongs & Holiday Classics

December 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40

Laila Biali debuts her Wintersongs project accompanied by an all-star ensemble including special guests Jane Bunnett, Emilie-Claire Barlow, The Venuti String Quartet, George Koller, Larnell Lewis, and Ben Wittman.

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Royal Conservatory of Music | Kronos Quartet and Sam Green: A Thousand Thoughts

December 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$65

A multimedia performance piece, A Thousand Thoughts, blends live music by Kronos and narration as well as archival footage and filmed interviews with artists like Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. “It’s as magical an amalgamation as you can imagine.” (Los Angeles Times)

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The Royal Conservatory of Music | 21C Kronos Quartet with very special guest Tanya Tagaq: Music for Change

December 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21

Kronos Quartet brings a program full of world and Canadian premieres of compositions that explore how music can increase our understanding of our times and our connection to people around the world, through new works composed or inspired by Steve Reich, Jimi Hendrix, Mahalia Jackson, Billie Holiday, and more.

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The Royal Conservatory of Music | La Bottine Souriante Celebrates Christmas

December 10, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40

Legendary French-Canadian roots band, La Bottine Souriante, first appeared on the Québec music scene in 1976 and has released 13 albums, four of which are certified Gold and three Platinum.

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The Royal Conservatory of Music | Sean Jones Music presents: Holiday Soul

December 11, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$30

Sean Jones, Juno Award winner, creator of the “WestJet Boarding Sessions” and star of the acclaimed summer series “Soul In The City” at the Historic Casa Loma, alongside his 10-piece band The Righteous Echo, are set to deliver the holiday celebration of the year.

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The Royal Conservatory of Music | Tafelmusik presents: Handel Messiah

December 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$55

Experience the humanity and goodwill of Handel’s beloved choral masterpiece.

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The Royal Conservatory of Music | Tafelmusik presents: Handel Messiah

December 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on December 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Experience the humanity and goodwill of Handel’s beloved choral masterpiece.

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The Royal Conservatory of Music | Punch Brothers (sold out)

December 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40

“Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart.” (Washington Post) Band members Chris Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle/violin), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Paul Kowert (bass), released their latest album, Hell on Church Street, in January 2022.

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January 2023

The Royal Conservatory of Music | Maxim Vengerov with Polina Osetinskaya

January 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$65

Hailed as “one of the greatest violinists in the world” by Classic FM, Grammy Award-winning violinist, violist, and conductor Maxim Vengerov began his career as a solo violinist at the age of five, won the Wieniawski and Carl Flesch international competitions at ages 10 and 15 respectively, made his first recording at the age of 10, and went on to record extensively for high-profile labels, including Melodia, Teldec, and EMI.

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The Royal Conservatory of Music | 21C – Jean-Michel Blais

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21

Montreal-born Jean-Michel Blais has been a celebrated figure in the post-classical piano world since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album II in 2016. His compositions have earned him a Libera Award, two Polaris prize nominations, a #1 on the Billboard Classical chart and a Time magazine top 10 album of the year.

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The Royal Conservatory of Music | 21C – Fred Hersch and Andrew McAnsh

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21

Iconic jazz pianist, educator, and HIV/AIDS activist Fred Hersch and his trio are joined by RCM Quartet-in-Residence, Dior Quartet, to perform new works from Hersch’s new album, Breath by Breath. Toronto-based trumpeter Andrew McAnsh performs Music of The Great Lakes: A Songbook for The Canadian Indigenous, a five-part suite.

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The Royal Conservatory of Music | 21C – Ian Cusson and Stewart Goodyear: New Works

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21

A spectacular night of new Canadian works! Three pieces by Métis composer Ian Cusson based on paintings of Hieronymus Bosch played by Trio Arkel, Duo Concertante, and Charles Hamann alongside the world premiere of an RCM commission by Stewart Goodyear for piano and jazz musicians Michael Occhipinti (guitar), Joy Lapps-Lewis (steel pan), Roberto Occhipinti (bass), and Larnell Lewis (drums).

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Esprit Orchestra | Taiko Live!

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$55

Esprit Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Alex Pauk, will premiere James O’Callaghan’s Overbound for virtuoso cello soloist Cameron Crozman, orchestra, and surround sound electronics. Koerner Hall will resound at its fullest in an immersive extended spatial experience ranging from the intimacy of the solo cello to the sound of a larger than life electronically augmented orchestra.

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