• Joshua Weilerstein conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

    “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.

    Part of the Temerty Orchestral...

  • Commemorate Truth & Reconciliation with Tomson Highway and more.

    The Royal Conservatory starts the new Koerner Hall concert season by honouring the lives and knowledge of Indigenous people. Dancer, storyteller, and activist Sarain Fox guides an evening that includes Juno Award nominee Nimkii; then Rebecca Cuddy sings a song cycle by composer Ian Cusson and poe...

  • Maple Blues Awards 2022

    Canada’s blues music all-star concert and annual awards is back! The 2022 event, hosted by Angelique Francis, will feature performances by some of the hottest blues musicians from across the country, including Sue Foley, Crystal Shawanda, Kat Danser, and Bobby Dean Blackburn, all backed by the il...

  • Galilee Chamber Orchestra, Saleem Ashkar, and Jon Kimura Parker

    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 t...

  • Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Katrina 10 Years On

    Easily one of the most versatile and soulful musicians in jazz, Louisiana drummer and composer Brian Blade has played with everyone from Joni Mitchell to Seal to Wayne Shorter.

    This incredible concert showcases him performing with The Fellowship Band at Koerner Hall in March 2016, as part of th...

  • Barbara Hannigan with Reinbert de Leeuw

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    Barbara Hannigan, soprano
    Reinbert de Leeuw, piano

    Arnold Schönberg: Vier Lieder, op. 2
    “Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm”

    Anton Webern: Fünf Lieder nach Gedichte von Richard Dehmel
    “Ideale Landschaft”
    “Am Ufer”

  • Kronos Quartet with special guest Tanya Tagaq

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Kronos Quartet
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Sunny Yang, cello

    Tanya Tagaq, vocals


    Nicole Lizée: The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop [Fibre-Optic Flowers] (Canadian premiere) *

    Mark Applebaum: Darmstadt Kindergarten (Cana...

  • Lighthouse: 50 Years of Sunny Days

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Paul Hoffert, keyboards, percussion & vocals
    Ralph Cole, guitar & vocals
    Dan Clancy, vocals, guitar & percussion
    Jamie Prokop, drums & vocals
    Doug Moore, bass & vocals
    Don Paulton, keyboards & vocals
    Russ Little, trombone & vocals
    Chris Howells, trumpet & vocals
    Simon Walli...

  • Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens, vocals, fiddle & banjo
    Francesco Turrisi, piano, percussion, lavta & accordion
    Jason Sypher, bass

    Program Notes

  • The “Order of Canada” Band

    The “Order of Canada” Band

    Jens Lindemann, trumpet & Artistic Director
    Tommy Banks, piano & conductor
    Guido Basso, flugelhorn & trumpet
    Terry Clarke, drums
    Phil Dwyer, saxophone
    Phil Nimmons, clarinet
    Don Thompson, bass, piano & vibes
    Dave Young, bass
    Joseph Macerollo, accordion

    Yamaha All Star...

  • Sinatra @ 100

    Tom Allen, host
    Joe Sealy, piano & Music Director

    Justin Bacchus, vocals
    Brent Carver, vocals
    Matt Forbes, vocals
    Barbra Lica, vocals
    Jackie Richardson, vocals


    Dylan Bell, piano & bass
    Jenn Hadfield, vocals
    Aaron Jensen, vocals
    Art Mullin, vocals
    Suba Sankaran, vocals & piano
    Lanie T...

  • We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Featuring Damien Sneed and Toronto Mass Choir.

    We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.

    From Aretha Franklin to Wyn...

  • TD Jazz: Tdot Special

    Recorded July 21, 2021 at Koerner Hall

    Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio (2:05)
    Thompson Egbo-Egbo, piano
    Randall Hall, bass
    Jeff Halischuk, drums

    Joanna Majoko, vocals (36:30)
    Andrew Marzotto, guitar

    Selçuk Suna Quartet (1:11:20)
    Selçuk Suna, clarinet
    Demetrios Petsalakis, oud & guitar
    Tyler Emond, bas...

  • JazzinToronto Live: Jane Bunnett and Heather Bambrick

    JazzinToronto Live: A Community Celebration is a free digital festival set to livestream from some of the city’s most beloved venues. The four-day digital event will run from July 20 - 23, 2021 and features an exciting roster teeming with the diverse talent the City of Toronto has to offer. The e...

  • Simon Shaheen’s Zafir: Musical Winds from North Africa to Andalucia

    Simon Shaheen, Musical Director, oud & violin
    Nidal Ibourk, vocals
    Juan Pérez Rodríguez, piano, guitar & vocals
    Auxi Fernandez, dance

    Najib Shaheen, oud
    Tariq Rantisi, percussion
    Bassam Saba, flutes
    Tony Barhoum, qanun
    Nassim Al Atrash, cello
    Layth Al Rubaye, violin


  • 21C: New Music in a New World

    Recorded at Koerner Hall on March 18, 2021
    Broadcast on Thursday, April 22, 2021

    Duo Holz
    Aysel Taghi-Zada, violin
    Michael Murphy, marimba & vibraphone

    VC2 Cello Duo
    Amahl Arulanandam, cello
    Bryan Holt, cello

    Wesley Shen, piano

    Morgan-Paige Melbourne, piano

    Ryan Davis, viola & electronics


  • Toronto sings the Breithaupt Brothers’ Songbook

    Heather Bambrick, vocals
    Kellylee Evans, vocals
    Gavin Hope, vocals
    Marc Jordan, vocals
    Jeff Madden, vocals
    Shelley McPherson, vocals
    Patricia O’Callaghan, vocals
    Jackie Richardson, vocals
    Nick Settimi, vocals
    Denzal Sinclaire, vocals
    Aaron Walpole, vocals
    Don Breithaupt, piano & Musical Director

  • 21C Music Festival 2014: AFTERHOURS

    After Hours #1
    Friday, May 23, 2014 at 10:00 pm
    Conservatory Theatre

    Trichy Sankaran, mrdangam

    21C Ensemble
    Luri Lee, violin
    Hezekiah Leung, viola
    Jonathon Lo, cello
    Tim Crouch, flute
    Mike Dassios, clarinet

    Gurpreet Chana, tabla


    Trichy Sankaran: Hamsa (world premiere commissioned by ...

  • Zakir Hussain and John Patitucci with The Royal Conservatory Orchestra

    Friday, January 24, 2020 at the 21C Music Festival

    Zane Dalal, conductor
    Zakir Hussain, tabla
    John Patitucci, bass
    Danilo Pérez, piano
    Brian Blade, drums
    Royal Conservatory Orchestra


    Improvisation with Zakir Hussain, John Patitucci, Danilo Peréz & Brian Blade

    John Patitucci: Hypocrisy...

  • ARC Ensemble: Ottoman Treasures

    Program Notes

    ARC Ensemble: Ottoman Treasures
    Broadcast date Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Filmed in Koerner Hall

    ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory)
    Marie Bérard, violin
    Erika Raum, violin
    Emily Kruspe, violin
    Steven Dann, viola
    Julien Altmann, viola
    Tom Wiebe, cello
    Kevin Ahfat, piano...

  • Stewart Goodyear

    Sunday, December 4, 2016

    Stewart Goodyear, piano


    Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829
    I. Praeambulum
    II. Allemande
    III. Corrente
    IV. Sarabande
    V. Tempo di Minuetto
    VI. Passepied
    VII. Gigue

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
    I. Maestoso: A...

  • Terry Riley: Live at 85!

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    Tracy Silverman, electric violin
    Terry Riley, piano, vocals, synthesizer & melodica
    Gyan Riley, electric guitar

    Program Notes

  • ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory)

    Recorded in Koerner Hall on December 19, 2020
    Broadcast on Friday, March 12, 2021

    ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory)
    Marie Bérard, violin
    Erika Raum, violin
    Steven Dann, viola
    Julien Altmann, viola
    Tom Wiebe, cello
    Kevin Ahfat, piano
    Monica Whicher, soprano


  • Robi Botos Trio featuring Randy Brecker and Tim Ries

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Tim Ries, saxophone
    Randy Brecker, trumpet
    Robi Botos, piano
    Mike Downes, bass
    Larnell Lewis, drums

    Program Notes