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2017.18 CONCERT SEASON CLASSICAL JAZZ POP WORLD MUSIC KOERNER HALL MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL TEMERTY THEATRE


WELCOME TO THE 2017.18 CONCERT SEASON AT THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY

Photo: Tom Arban

This year The Royal Conservatory presents close to 100 performances for you to choose from and celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Glenn Gould School! International touring artists, our phenomenal faculty, and our gifted students bring you some of the most captivating and exhilarating concerts you will hear all year. We look forward to sharing the music with you.

DR. PETER SIMON

MERVON MEHTA

JAMES ANAGNOSON

Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO, The Royal Conservatory of Music

Executive Director, Performing Arts

Dean, The Glenn Gould School

THE BAILLIE VEIL, generously supported by Charles and Marilyn Baillie, floats above Koerner Hall. Evoking a musical instrument, it has been internationally acclaimed for its extraordinary beauty as well as its acoustical excellence. The unique design creates a stunning sculptural display for audiences to enjoy and it has become a distinctive feature in many of The Royal Conservatory’s print and electronic materials, which feature stylized graphic representations of the magnificent Baillie Veil.


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Efnan Abacioglu Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. Brokerage Sue Mortimer

The Cheng Family Fund

Brayton Polka

In memory of Gary Miles

Armenian Community Centre and Hamazkayin Cultural Association

Deborah Leibow & Ken Snider

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SEASON GALA Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, SOLD OUT! and Friends: New Worlds Friday, October 13, 2017 8pm | KH The one-and-only Bill Murray will read Hemingway, Whitman, and Mark Twain, dance a tango, and sing on the Koerner Hall stage. An ensemble led by his friend, cellist Jan Vogler, will perform works by Bach, Piazzolla, Ravel, and Bernstein, in this evening where music and literature meet.

Jan Vogler

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Bill Murray

Daniil Trifonov

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 8pm | KH “Mr. Trifonov has scintillating technique and a virtuosic flair.” (The New York Times ) Cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht deftly described him as “a pianist for the rest of our lives.” He will perform works by Chopin and variations on his compositions. Please note: this concert was rescheduled from March 2017. Tickets purchased for the original date are valid for this concert.

Generously supported by an anonymous donor

Daniil Trifonov

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VOCAL CONCERTS

Vocal Concerts series generously supported by an anonymous donor

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Ian Bostridge with Julius Drake

Barbara Hannigan

Barbara Hannigan with Reinbert de Leeuw Friday, November 10, 2017 8pm | KH The sensational Barbara Hannigan is a soprano of vital expressive force. In her Koerner Hall debut, she will perform works from the Second Viennese School, where new musical language was developed through collaboration between composers, writers, and artists in the salons and cafes of Vienna. The program features works by Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Alma Mahler, Hugo Wolf, and others. Tickets start at only $40

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 7pm “Voices just don’t get much more distinctive than that of Ian Bostridge.” (The Baltimore Sun ) The acclaimed English tenor is well known for his performances as an opera singer and as a song recitalist, and his recordings have won all the major international record prizes. Bostridge returns to Koerner Hall on Valentine’s Day with “the peerless Julius Drake at the piano” (The Times ) to perform an all Franz Schubert program, including Goethe Lieder. Tickets start at only $40

Ian Bostridge

Julius Drake

Gerald Finley with Julius Drake

Gerald Finley

Sunday, April 22, 2018 3pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 2pm Grammy Award-winning Canadian baritone Gerald Finley “possesses a warm, glowing baritone with generous low range and silken top notes,as well as a knack for spinning out long and smooth legato lines. But just as important, he is an intelligent and committed actor.” (The New York Times ) He makes his long-awaited return to Koerner Hall to perform Beethoven and Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov Romances, as well as selections from favourite folksongs. Tickets start at only $40 Generously supported by Sue Mortimer

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CHAMBER MUSIC

Chamber Music series generously supported by David G. Broadhurst

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Takács Quartet

Khachaturian Trio

Khachaturian Trio Friday, October 20, 2017 8pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 7pm Critics have praised this Armenian ensemble’s virtuoso performances, subtle sense of style, warm sound, and deep musicality. Named after Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, the trio, comprised of Armine Grigorian (piano), Karen Shahgaldian (violin), and Karen Kocharian (cello), makes its Canadian debut. In this concert, they will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Khachaturian, and Arno Babajanian. Tickets start at only $35

Sunday, March 25, 2018 3pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 2pm The New York Times lauded the Takács Quartet for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional of works feel radical once more,” and the Financial Times has written, “even in the most fiendish repertoire these players show no fear, injecting the music with a heady sense of freedom.” Program includes works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Beethoven. Tickets start at only $55

Takács Quartet

Generously supported by the Armenian Community Centre and Hamazkayin Cultural Association

Janine Jansen, Martin Fröst, Torleif Thedéen, and Lucas Debargue Tuesday, December 5, 2017 8pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 7pm Janine Jansen’s violin playing is “a tantalizing dance of colours and textures.” (The New York Times ) “Until you’ve heard Martin Fröst, you really haven’t heard the clarinet.” (The Times ) Swedish cellist Torleif Thedéen is described by the Irish Times as “musically arresting and technically commanding.” In 2015, French pianist Lucas Debargue became the most talked about artist of the International Tchaikovsky Competition where, despite placing fourth, he earned the coveted Moscow Music Critics’ Award. Together, they will perform Olivier Messiaen’s groundbreaking Quartet for the End of Time and other works. Tickets start at only $30 Generously supported by an anonymous donor Presented in association with Alliance française de Toronto

Janine Jansen

Martin Fröst

Torleif Thedéen

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Lucas Debargue


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Amici Chamber Ensemble

Isabel Bayrakdarian

Amici Chamber Ensemble 30th Anniversary with Isabel Bayrakdarian and Friends Wallis Giunta

Bernstein @ 100 featuring Jamie Bernstein, Wallis Giunta, Sebastian Knauer, and the ARC Ensemble Friday, April 6, 2018 8pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 7pm This concert will be a joyful celebration of Leonard Bernstein, conductor of the New York Philharmonic, lecturer, and composer of scores for West Side Story, On the Town, and other popular musicals, on the occasion of his centenary. His daughter, Jamie, will regale us with stories and photos of her father while The Conservatory’s own ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory), pianist Sebastian Knauer, and sensational Canadian mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta play a retrospective of his Broadway and chamber works. Tickets start at only $35 Concert presented in memory of Gary Miles

Friday, April 27, 2018 8pm | KH Celebrate Amici Chamber Ensemble’s 30th anniversary with a program featuring some of their favourite repertoire, including works by Brahms, Beethoven, and Bernstein. They have invited Isabel Bayrakdarian, who possesses “a soprano voice that combines lyricism with remarkable dramatic instincts,” (Time ) Royal Conservatory faculty members, principals from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and winners of the Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition, to join the celebration. Tickets start at only $35 Presented in honour of R.S. Williams & Sons Company Ltd.

Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI with Carlos Núñez Thursday, May 10, 2018 8pm | KH One of early music’s living legends, Spanish viol master Jordi Savall leads his ensemble Hespèrion XXI and Galician bagpiper Carlos Núñez in a special program titled “Celtic Universe.” The evening will be a musical dialogue between ancient, historical, and modern traditions of north and south Europe: Ireland, Scotland, the French Brittany, Galicia, and the Basque Country. Tickets start at only $45

Carlos Núñez

ARC Ensemble

Jordi Savall

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STRING CONCERTS

String Concerts series generously supported by David G. Broadhurst

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Clemens Hagen with Kirill Gerstein

Joshua Bell

Alessio Bax

Sunday, March 18, 2018 3pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 2pm An all-Beethoven concert with Austrian cellist Clemens Hagen and Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein. Gerstein has been described as “brilliant, perceptive and stunningly fresh” by The New York Times. Tickets start at only $35

Joshua Bell with Alessio Bax Saturday, November 4, 2017 8pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 7pm “Consistently dazzling,” (New Yorker ) violinist Joshua Bell “does nothing less than tell human beings why they bother to live.”(Interview Magazine ) One of the world’s most beloved virtuosos and a classical music superstar, Bell transfixes audiences with his superb mastery, passionate readings, and warm, richly nuanced tone. Pianist Alessio Bax creates a “ravishing listening experience.” (The Independent ) Their program will include selections by Schubert and Strauss. Tickets start at only $70

Nicolas Altstaedt with Fazil Say Friday, March 2, 2018 8pm | KH A combination of two brilliant soloists. German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is renowned worldwide for his creativity and versatility, and has been called “compelling” by The New York Times. Born and raised in Turkey, pianist Fazıl Say “is a formidable and curious composer and performer, wholly capable of bringing freshness and a new light to Fazil Say music that we have heard many times before.” (Bachtrack ) Program consists of Debussy, Janácˇek, Shostakovich, and an original Fazil Say Sonata. Tickets start at only $30

Generously supported by Efnan Abacioglu Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

Kirill Gerstein

Clemens Hagen

Gautier Capuçon with Jérôme Ducros Saturday, April 28, 2018 8pm | KH French cellist Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. “It’s the rare performer who can bring such ease and refinement to this music, while still giving everything he plays a sense of dramatic urgency.” (San Francisco Chronicle ) With Jérôme Ducros, he will perform sonatas by Brahms and Rachmaninov, as well as some of their favourite French and Russian pieces. Tickets start at only $40 Generously supported by an anonymous donor Presented in association with Alliance française de Toronto

Nicolas Altstaedt

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Gautier Capuçon


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Calypso Rose with Kobo Town Friday, January 26, 2018 8pm | KH Together, calypso and soca living legend, Calypso Rose, and nu-calypso pioneers, Kobo Town, create a lively Caribbean party. Calypso Rose is a true people’s diva who has been giving rousing performances since the 1950s, while Toronto’s Kobo Town takes a fresh approach to the old school calypso of Trinidad and Tobago. Tickets start at only $35

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton Friday, December 1, 2017 8pm | KH Lisa Fischer’s voice is described by Keith Richards as “powerful as the rest of the guys put together.” The powerhouse vocalist has performed at every Rolling Stones concert since 1989, graced shows by artists that include Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, and was featured in the Oscarwinning documentary film, 20 Feet From Stardom. Tickets start at only $45

Presented in association with Small World Music

Angélique Kidjo Saturday, March 3, 2018 8pm | KH “Africa’s premier diva.” (TIME ) Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, and songwriter Kidjo roves across boundaries, genres, and ethnicities. Her songs embrace rhythm & blues, soul music, jazz, and Beninese melodies, as well her own original works with “irresistible energy and joie de vivre.” (Los Angeles Times ) Angélique Kidjo Tickets start at only $45

Fatoumata Diawara and Okavango Thursday, April 12, 2018 8pm | KH Fatoumata Diawara draws elements of jazz and funk into an exquisitely contemporary folk sound – refracting the rocking rhythms and plaintive melodies of her ancestral Wassoulou tradition through an instinctive pop sensibility. Fatou’s warm voice and rhythmical guitar playing is centre stage following a set by 2017 Juno Award-winning group Okavango. Tickets start at only $35

Emilie-Claire Barlow

Emilie-Claire Barlow Sunday, December 17, 2017 7pm | KH Canada’s vocal jazz jewel leads her stellar band through innovative arrangements of the Great American Songbook treasures, rhythmic bossa novas, and elegant ballads. This concert will also feature music from Barlow’s 2017 CD recording with her trademark relaxed, polished demeanour, charming humour, and voice of unforgettable beauty. Tickets start at only $40

Presented in association with Batuki Music

Fatoumata Diawara

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Yasmin Levy and The Klezmatics

The Paco de Lucía Project

Flamenco Legends by Javier Limón: The Paco de Lucía Project Saturday, October 21, 2017 8pm | KH Created by 10-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón, The Paco de Lucía Project reassembles original band members that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his career, with de Lucía’s nephew on guitar and dancer Farucco. Tickets start at only $40

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 8pm | KH “Controlled passion.” (The Guardian ) Yasmin Levy’s “Judeo-Spanish ballads and prayers blend with fullblooded songs of love and loss; Moorish melodies suddenly detour into flamenco rhythms.” (Sunday Times ) Inimitable NYC band, The Klezmatics, take one of the wildest approaches to klezmer, blending the traditional dance music and socially conscious lyrics with contemporary rock, funk, and jazz. “The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard; on a good night, they can rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” (Time Out New York) Tickets start at only $45 Presented in association with Small World Music

Inti-Illimani 50th Anniversary and Nano Stern Friday, October 27, 2017 8pm | KH Legendary Chilean band Inti-Illimani recorded a new album in Havana to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Their songs, performed on more than 30 wind, string, and percussion instruments, are a treasure for the human spirit, weaving sacred places, people’s carnivals, daily lives, loves, and pains together. Chilean singersongwriter, poet, and multi-instrumentalist, Nano Stern’s songs are outspoken, passionate, and experimental. Championed by the legendary Joan Baez, his love of traditional and revolutionary music is brilliantly layered with Indigenous, African, and European elements. Tickets start at only $40 Nano Stern

Yasmin Levy

Inti-Illimani

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Diego El Cigala

DakhaBrakha

Saturday, March 24, 2018 8pm | KH “A conjurer of impulsiveness and abandon.” (The New York Times ) The late Paco de Lucía once said, “Diego has one of the most beautiful flamenco voices of our time, a voice of sweetness that flows over everything.” This multiple Grammy Awardwinning flamenco guitarist has captivated audiences all over the world with his gravelly voice and passionate interpretations, and now returns to Koerner Hall for the third time. Tickets start at only $50

Friday, April 13, 2018 8pm | KH Ukrainian “ethnic chaos” band DakhaBrakha’s concerts are truly a one of a kind experience, blending Ukrainian harmonies, surprising instrumentation, and theatrical flourishes. “The creative quartet from Kiev, Ukraine, makes music that sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard, with strands of everything I’ve ever heard... they play tight-knit tunes featuring accordion, drums, reeds and shakers while wearing tall, Marge Simpsonlooking wool hats that made me jealous.” (NPR) Tickets start at only $40 Presented in association with the Aga Khan Museum DakhaBrakha

Generously supported by Deborah Leibow & Ken Snider Diego El Cigala

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra and Odessa/Havana Saturday, April 7, 2018 8pm | KH The Royal Conservatory’s New Canadian Global Music Orchestra features top notch musicians from all over the world who now live in Canada. Played on instruments from every corner of the globe, they perform original music which they wrote together and that can, arguably, only be created in Toronto. They are joined by award-winning trumpeter and composer, David Buchbinder, and Grammy Award nominated Cuban piano master, Hilario Durán, with their band, Odessa/Havana, renowned for textured and tuneful music with powerful, swinging, and lyrical playing. Tickets start at only $35

Crosscurrents: Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland Sunday, April 29, 2018 7pm | KH American and Indian jazz meet as legendary tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and jazz bassist Dave Holland are joined by saxophonist Chris Potter, Bollywood playback vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, one of India’s finest pianists Louis Banks, and renowned guitarist Sanjay Divecha.“[Hussain’s] virtuosity is barely to be believed.” (The Washington Post) “Holland is a master bassist and bandleader, one of the most sophisticated composers and arrangers in the jazz world.”(The Boston Globe) Tickets start at only $50 Presented in association with Small World Music Zakir Hussain

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra

Dave Holland

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TD JAZZ: THE ROOTS OF JAZZ SERIES SUBSCRIPTION STARTS AT ONLY $241.50 OR MIX WITH CONCERTS FROM OTHER SERIES TO CREATE YOUR OWN PACKAGE A six-concert gumbo cooked with some of the tasty ingredients of jazz – African and Latin rhythms, the blues, the Great American Songbook, swing, and bebop.

Miles Electric Band

Dianne Reeves

Miles Electric Band

Dianne Reeves Quintet

Saturday, October 14, 2017 8pm | KH FUSION The Miles Electric Band has powered onto the jazz scene, breathing new life into the music of Davis’s electric period (1969-75) when he released the albums Bitches Brew, On The Corner, and Jack Johnson. Contemporaries of Davis who played with him and a whole new generation of musicians who continue to push the cultural envelope forward, with an eclectic fusion of jazz, rock, hip hop, and world music, are proving that the music of Miles will always transcend space and time. Tickets start at only $50

Saturday, December 9, 2017 8pm | KH GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK “Dianne Reeves is one of our generation’s definitive jazz masters, a vocal stylist of extraordinary skill and vivacity.” (Huffington Post ) She is a performer with a gift for imbuing any performance space with the intimacy of a living room, who always gets to the heart of a song and whose powerful, expressive voice has made her one of the pre-eminent jazz vocalists in the world. She returns to Koerner Hall for an evening of vocal jazz classics and Christmas favourites. Tickets start at only $50 Generously supported by The Cheng Family Fund

Danilo Pérez Trio and Alfredo Rodríguez Trio Saturday, November 25, 2017 8pm | KH LATIN JAZZ Two of the best Latin jazz pianists and band leaders in the world bring their trios to Koerner Hall for an unforgettable double-bill. Cuban star Rodríguez is a protégé of Quincy Jones and the Panamanian Pérez celebrates the 100th birthday of Thelonius Monk and the 20th anniversary of his album, Panamonk. Tickets start at only $40

Alfredo Rodríguez

Danilo Pérez

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Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela

Gerald Clayton

Gerald Clayton and Friends Saturday, February 3, 2018 8pm | KH THE BLUES Gerald Clayton “has proved himself one of the standout jazz pianists of his generation, possessed of silvery technique and an intent but relaxed way with a phrase.” (The New York Times ) The four-time Grammy Award nominated pianist and composer’s music, and the narratives that unfold, are steeped in the blues. “Clayton is a pianist of great touch and soulful exposition.” (The New York Times ) He returns to Koerner Hall after a spectacular performance as part of the Oscar@90 concert in 2015, this time joined by spoken word artists Carl Hancock Rux and Aja Monet. Tickets start at only $40

Saturday, April 21, 2018 8pm | KH AFRICAN ROOTS Iconic South African jazz instrumentalists reunite and perform on the same stage after almost 60 years. With Hugh Masekela on trumpet, Abdullah Ibrahim on piano, and his band Ekaya, the evening will feature music from their seminal Jazz Epistles recording – the first album recorded by a black South African band – alongside music from each of the artist’s illustrious careers in the following years. Tickets start at only $45

Abdullah Ibrahim

The Hot Sardines and Flávia Nascimento Saturday, April 14, 2018 8pm | KH CABARET FROM FRANCE AND BRAZIL The Hot Sardines’ sound – wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around – takes a blustery brass lineup, layers it over a rhythm section led by a Fats Waller-style stride-piano virtuoso, and ties the whole thing together with singer ‘Miz Elizabeth’ Bougerol, a magnetic frontwoman. The NYC outfit, complete with a tap dancer, has been called “consistently electrifying live.”(Popmatters) Brazilian Flávia Nascimento began her career as an actress and singer touring Brazil in musical theatre productions. Her favourite music, forró, is rooted in folk dance tyles and beats from northeastern Brazil. Tickets start at only $40

Hugh Masekela

Flávia Nascimento

The Hot Sardines

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Holly Cole

Holly Cole

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Friday, November 17, 2017 8pm | KH There is an intelligence and sophistication to Holly Cole’s singing. She takes tunes everybody thinks they know and discovers new undercurrents in the venerable anthems of contemporary composers, wrapping her honesty, compassion, and sardonic wit around their sometimes fragile creations. The results are sexy, provocative, and spellbinding. Tickets start at only $40

Saturday, November 18, 2017 8pm | KH The charm of Paris returns to Koerner Hall. After the success of Piaf! The Show, which sold out Koerner Hall in 2015, we present a brand new program highlighting the greatest French songs of the post-war years. As Françoise, a young girl who dreams of becoming a famous artist in Paris arrives in Montmartre, we are transported to the stages of the great Parisian cabarets of the time. The evening features the songs of Édith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Lucienne Boyer, Charles Trenet, Josephine Baker, Jacques Brel, and many more. Tickets start at only $49

Maple Blues Awards Monday, January 15, 2018 7pm | KH Join us for the annual all-star concert, awards event, and after party! This celebration of Canada’s blues music features the finest musicians from across Canada representing the most current blues music on the scene, all backed by the renowned Maple Blues Band. Tickets start at only $35 Presented in partnership with the Toronto Blues Society

Maple Blues Band

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Max Raabe and Palast Orchester Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8pm | KH Dashing, dapper, and debonair, Max Raabe might have walked straight out of the Golden Age of Berlin in the 1920s. With his elegant poise, suave sophistication, and silky-smooth baritone voice, he brings to life the songs and style of a bygone age. “The appeal is the timeless quality in the music, but also the humour,” he says. He meticulously recreates standards as they used to be sung – in formal evening wear, with an orchestra, giving proper credits to the composers – and his deadpan jokes show that Raabe is not only a unique talent but also a very funny man. Tickets start at only $45 Skratch Bastid

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Playlist & Skratch Bastid Saturday, January 27, 2018 8pm | KH Over the past 15 years, Canada’s own turntable champion and crowd favourite, Skratch Bastid, has been steadily taking his craft to new heights and pushing the boundaries of live DJing. His phenomenally successful collaboration with the Afiara String Quartet, Spin Cycle, premiered at Koerner Hall. Skratch returns with a new stereotype-busting, genre-defying show that features west Philadelphia’s DMC Champion and multiple Grammy and American Music Award winner, DJ Jazzy Jeff, known for his wildly successful hip hop duo, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, with Will Smith. Tickets start at only $40

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester

Black Arm Band: “Dirtsong” Friday, March 23, 2018 8pm | KH Black Arm Band is celebrating the past and revolutionising the future of indigenous Australia through music, as the collective’s multimedia performances are performed in 11 Indigenous languages. Their music speaks of endurance, challenge, unity, and the triumph of the spirit when faced with overwhelming adversity. Tickets start at only $35 Black Arm Band

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Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt Sunday, November 12, 2017 3pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 2pm “The Canadian pianist is one of the reliably mesmerizing musicians of the day.” (The Sunday Times ) “Ms. Hewitt is one of those rare musicians who seem to get something into their heads and hearts and find it at their fingertips instantaneously.” (The New York Times ) An alumna of The Royal Conservatory, Angela Hewitt returns to Koerner Hall to perform an all Johann Sebastian Bach program, part of her three-year exploration of the composer. Tickets start at only $40

Khatia Buniatishvili Sunday, December 10, 2017 3pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 2pm Extraordinarily talented Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili has been recognized by London’s Evening Standard for her “jaw-dropping virtuoso technique.” The Financial Times of London has described her Liszt as “magisterial,” and in this solo recital she will perform rhapsodies by Liszt and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Tickets start at only $35

Beatrice Rana

Beatrice Rana Sunday, April 8, 2018 3pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 2pm Italian pianist Beatrice Rana came to public attention in 2011 after winning First Prize and all special jury prizes at the Montreal International Musical Competition. Subsequently, she won the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, was named a BBC New Generation Artist, and was awarded a fellowship from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. She will perform works by Schumann, Ravel, and Stravinsky. Tickets start at only $30 Presented in association with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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Khatia Buniatishvili

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Katia and Marielle Labèque Sunday, May 27, 2018 3pm | KH “The best piano duo in front of an audience today.” (The New York Times ) Katia and Marielle Labèque are sisters renowned for their synchronicity and energy. “Whether Mozart or Stravinsky, their musical line always sounds as if it’s being woven for the very first time ... the illusion of improvisation is the genius of their performances.” (The Times ) They will perform Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in its original version for two pianos, Bryce Dessner’s (from The National) El Chan, and Philip Glass’s Four Movements for Two Pianos. Tickets start at only $40 Presented in association with Alliance française de Toronto

Katia and Marielle Labèque

Yuja Wang Sunday, May 13, 2018 3pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 2pm “Quite simply, the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today, and there’s nothing left to do but sit back, listen and marvel at her artistry.” (San Francisco Chronicle ) Returning for her fourth Koerner Hall appearance, the Chinese pianist is “one of the most gifted pianists of her generation ... A passionate performer, Ms. Wang meshes an impeccable technique and insightful artistry.”(The New York Times) Tickets start at only $40

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Songbird North

Music on Film

Saturday, December 2, 2017 8pm | TT Saturday, March 17, 2018 8pm | TT Saturday, May 5, 2018 8pm | TT Top Canadian songwriters come together with host Blair Packham to perform their music and tell us about the inspiration, the songwriting process, and the stories behind the songs. Each concert in this series, formerly known as Bluebird North, will feature a different lineup of distinguished musicians. Tickets: $35

Select Tuesdays at 6:30pm October 24, November 21, 2017 January 30, February 27, March 27, and April 24, 2018 Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Hot Docs and The Royal Conservatory together showcase inspiring music documentaries that explore different musical genres, followed by short performances and post-screening discussions between accomplished musicians and Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts at The Conservatory. Tickets: $15 ($12 for members)

Presented in partnership with the Songwriters Association of Canada (S.A.C.)

Tickets can be purchased at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema box office (506 Bloor St. W.) or online at www.bloorcinema.com.

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SUNDAY INTERLUDES

Sunday Interludes concert series generously supported by Dorothy Cohen Shoichet

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This Sunday afternoon concert series brings you jazz, cabaret, and classical music, all for FREE! Each concert is 75 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are required. What a lovely way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon!

Ensemble Made In Canada with Scott St. John Sunday, October 1, 2017 2pm | MCH This piano quartet is known for their “dramatic, nuanced, and, where appropriate, playful performances.” (The WholeNote ) Angela Park (piano), Elissa Lee (violin), Sharon Wei (viola), and Rachel Mercer (cello) are joined by violin/violist Scott St. John in quintets by Mahler, Suk, and Dvorˇák. This is a free Culture Days event.

Derek Gripper Sunday, February 4, 2018 2pm | MCH For over 10 years, Derek Gripper has produced some of South Africa’s most extraordinary works. Drawing on European classical traditions, avantgarde Brazilian music, Malian kora, Cape Town folk, and even Indian classical music, he fuses the country’s disparate creative traditions with styles from around the world.

OKAN Sunday, March 4, 2018 2pm | MCH Latin rhythms are spiced up by sultry violin and vocals by this newly formed, all-female Cuban jazz ensemble that is one of Toronto’s best kept secrets.

Ensemble Made In Canada

Scott St. John

Rolston String Quartet

Narek Hakhnazaryan Sunday, November 5, 2017 2pm | MCH After winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan was named a BBC New Generation Artist in 2014. His performances are regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Francine Kay Sunday, December 3, 2017 2pm | MCH New York-based Canadian pianist Francine Kay plays “with such richness of sonority, [and] such refinement.” (Repertoire, France) She will perform Janácˇek’s Piano Sonata, Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, op.12, Chopin’s Barcarolle, op. 60, and Debussy’s Ondine and L’isle joyeuse.

Rachel Barton Pine Sunday, January 7, 2018 2pm | MCH The Washington Post says that violinist Rachel Barton Pine “displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” This special appearance sees her perform Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante, a set of Paganini Caprices, Mohammed Fairouz’s For Egypt, and a surprise set of her own arrangements.

Rolston String Quartet with Robert McDonald Sunday, April 8, 2018 2pm | MCH Canada’s Rolston String Quartet, comprised of alumni of The Glenn Gould School, captured the musical world’s attention by winning the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition. They will perform Andriessen’s Garden of Eros and Debussy’s String Quartet, and will be joined by pianist Robert McDonald for Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44.

Winner of the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition Sunday, May 6, 2018 2pm | MCH Hear the 2017 winner of the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition! Past winners include Daniil Trifonov, Emanuel Ax, and Kirill Gerstein, just to name a few.

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RCO & OPERA

Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program

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Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

Tania Miller conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

Friday, October 6, 2017 8pm | KH Prelude Recital 6:45pm Pre-concert Talk 7:15pm Founder of the legendary Takács String Quartet, Hungarian Maestro Gábor Takács-Nagy returns to conduct the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and pianist León Bernsdorf in a program that includes Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Tickets start at only $25

Friday, November 24, 2017 8pm | KH Prelude Recital 6:45pm Pre-concert Talk 7:15pm Maestra Tania Miller is on the cutting edge of classical music and her “experience and charisma are audible.” (Hartford Courant ) She conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and pianist Sae Yoon Chon in the world premiere of Michael Oesterle’s Home, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and the 1947 version Tania Miller of Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Tickets start at only $25

Gábor Takács-Nagy

The Glenn Gould School Celebrates 20 Years! The Glenn Gould School (GGS) was created in 1997 with a vision to become the only music school in Canada focused on performance training for the most gifted young musicians. In 20 years, the accomplishments of GGS graduates have been extraordinary: our alumni are performing in the greatest concert halls around the world, winning chairs in major orchestras in Canada and abroad, and repeatedly distinguishing themselves in international competitions. In this celebratory year, we encourage you to join us at these concerts and hear our accomplished musicians in action.

For the 20th anniversary, we have launched Resounding! The Campaign for The Glenn Gould School. Through this campaign, we are engaging the community in reflecting on the incredible successes of the past 20 years and seeking support for the next 20 years and beyond. Come join the celebration and be inspired by our world-renowned faculty and GGS students as they perform here, at one of the great concert halls, Koerner Hall, and head out to other world stages!

James Anagnoson Dean, The Glenn Gould School

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Leon Fleisher

Leon Fleisher conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra Friday, February 16, 2018 8pm | KH Prelude Recital 6:45pm Pre-concert Talk 7:15pm Legendary pianist, conductor, and Ihnatowycz Chair in Piano at The Royal Conservatory, Leon Fleisher, celebrates his 90th birthday in 2018. He will conduct the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and soprano Jocelyn Fralick in works by Beethoven and Sibelius, as well as the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss. Tickets start at only $25

The Glenn Gould School Opera 2018 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:30pm | KH Friday, March 16, 2018 7:30pm | KH Pre-concert Talk 7pm The extraordinary artists of The Glenn Gould School vocal program and Royal Conservatory Orchestra perform their annual staged opera. Tickets start at only $25

Prelude Recitals

Johannes Debus

Johannes Debus conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra Friday, April 20, 2018 8pm | KH Prelude Recital 6:45pm Pre-concert Talk 7:15pm Canadian Opera Company Music Director Johannes Debus conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and piano duo, Linda Ruan and Charissa Vandikas, in this concert of well-loved music from the theatre, including Berlioz’s “Scène d’amour” from Roméo et Juliette, Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story, and Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra. Tickets start at only $25

Each Royal Conservatory Orchestra concert is preceded by a short performance by talented students of The Glenn Gould School. Prelude Recitals start at 6:45pm.

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FACULTY AND VISITING ARTISTS Mazzoleni Masters SERIES SUBSCRIPTION STARTS AT ONLY $91.20 OR MIX WITH CONCERTS FROM OTHER SERIES TO CREATE YOUR OWN PACKAGE

Adi Braun: Moderne Frau Sunday, October 22, 2017 7:30pm | TT Jazz vocalist Adi Braun, and her ensemble, present a program celebrating the spirit of the new and independent women that emerged during the Weimar Republic, which defined a new culture in Berlin. This is a CD launch concert of Ms. Braun’s newest disc, Adi Braun – Moderne Frau. Tickets: $25

Victor Danchenko

Victor Danchenko 80th Birthday Celebration

Adi Braun

Sunday, November 19, 2017 4pm | MCH Internationally renowned pedagogue and violinist Victor Danchenko celebrates a milestone year. The competition-winning, Moscow Conservatory graduate, from the lineage of David Oistrakh, is known for his “unabashedly old-fashioned, romantic style.” (The Baltimore Sun ) This will be his first Toronto recital in over a quarter century. Tickets: $25

David Louie

David Louie: Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I Sunday, March 11, 2018 2pm | MCH David Louie ranks among Canada’s foremost classical keyboardists performing on harpsichord or piano. An accomplished chamber musician, he is a member of the Grammy Award nominated ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory) and has recorded for RCA Red Seal. This special concert will be performed on harpsichord. Tickets: $25

Dianne Werner

Dianne Werner

Sunday, April 15, 2018 2pm | MCH Dianne Werner is an exceptional soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician acclaimed for her lyrical and poetic style. She is a member of the Grammy Award nominated ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory) and one of Canada’s pre-eminent cultural ambassadors, performing throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. Tickets: $25

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VENUE LEGEND: KH Koerner Hall MCH Mazzoleni Concert Hall TT Temerty Theatre

Songmasters SERIES SUBSCRIPTION STARTS AT ONLY $75 The Glenn Gould School’s esteemed vocal faculty members, Monica Whicher and Rachel Andrist, and their musical friends, present art songs, mélodie, lieder, and other great vocal works.

Erin Wall

Lucia Cesaroni

A Song for All Seasons

You’re Welcome, Rossini

Sunday, October 15, 2017 2pm | MCH Soprano Erin Wall, acclaimed for her musicality and versatility, is known internationally for her extensive opera, oratorio, and concert performances. In this program she explores all four seasons in a myriad of languages. She shares the afternoon with Glenn Gould School alumnus, tenor Asitha Tennekoon, known for “his silky, emotional presence on stage – both vocally and dramatically.” (The Globe and Mail ) Tickets: $25

Sunday, March 18, 2018 2pm | MCH Soprano Lucia Cesaroni and mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy, “who combined drama and characterization with fine musicality,” (The Globe and Mail ) present a witty and fun program of works celebrating six historic vocal divas often associated with Gioachino Rossini and his operas. Intertwined with anecdotes and letters, this musical salute to Rossini will also feature music written by the six historic women vocalists. Tickets: $25

Russell Braun sings Schumann’s Dichterliebe Sunday, January 21, 2018 2pm | MCH Renowned for his luminous voice “capable of the most powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes,” (Toronto Star ) baritone Russell Braun is a recent Order of Canada recipient. He is joined by pianist Carolyn Maule to perform a lieder and song recital that highlights Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love ), one of Robert Schumann’s most famous song cycles. Tickets: $25

Allyson McHardy

Russell Braun

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STUDENT CONCERTS Discovery Series

Joaquin Valdepeñas Conducts Friday, October 27, 2017 7:30pm | MCH Toronto Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet and Royal Conservatory Orchestra Resident Conductor Joaquin Valdepeñas conducts Glenn Gould School students in a program of chamber works, including Schönberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 and a Mozart serenade. Tickets: $15

The Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10am | KH Hear the solo performers of The Glenn Gould School compete for the opportunity to perform a concerto with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra during the 2018-19 concert season. Free (ticket required)

The Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase Saturday, February 3, 2018 7:30pm | MCH A wonderful opportunity to see The Glenn Gould School’s voice students present an evening of art songs and opera excerpts. Tickets: $15

The Glenn Gould School Piano Showcase

Joaquin Valdepeñas

The GGS Fall Opera Friday, November 17, 2017 7:30pm | MCH Saturday November 18, 2017 7:30pm | MCH Pre-concert Talk 7pm both evenings Students from The Glenn Gould School’s vocal program present their annual autumn opera. Peter Tiefenbach returns as Music Director for the production. Tickets: $15

The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:30pm | TT The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble performs a program of cutting-edge contemporary music curated by Brian Current. Free (ticket required)

Saturday, April 7, 2018 7:30pm | MCH In honour of The Glenn Gould School’s 20th anniversary year, GGS piano students present a special performance of the complete Rachmaninov Preludes. Tickets: $15

The Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition Finals Thursday, April 26, 2018 7pm | KH Hear the exceptional ensembles of The Glenn Gould School compete for over $11,000 in prizes and the chance to perform in Koerner Hall. Free (ticket required) Presented in honour of R.S. Williams & Sons Company Ltd.

Brian Current

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The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists

Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert Series

Taylor Academy Showcase Concerts

Rebanks Family Fellowship Concerts

Saturdays, October 28, 2017 4:30pm | MCH November 25, 2017 4:30pm | MCH February 10, 2018 4:30pm | MCH March 10, 2018 4:30pm | MCH The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists presents concerts by the leading young classical musicians in Canada. Hear the stars of tomorrow! Free (ticket required)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:30pm | MCH Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:30pm | MCH Hear artists on the cusp of major careers. These concerts feature solo and chamber works performed by artists currently enrolled in the one-year Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at The Glenn Gould School. Free (ticket required) Presented with the generous support of the Rebanks Family and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

2016.17 Rebanks Fellows

Taylor Academy students

Academy Chamber Orchestra Saturday, December 16, 2017 7:30pm | MCH Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:30pm | KH String students from The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists come together as the Academy Chamber Orchestra to perform two special concerts. Free (ticket required) Academy Chamber Orchestra

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Gift certificates are a great gift idea for the music lovers in your life! Gift certificates are available for purchase in any denomination and can be redeemed for concert or event tickets at The Royal Conservatory, online, in person or by phone.

Everyone is welcome to listen and learn as international master musicians instruct students of The Glenn Gould School and The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists in free public master classes. More than 60 master classes are presented each season. For up to date listings visit ggs.rcmusic.ca and learning.rcmusic.ca/academy.

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After many Koerner Hall performances, you are invited to enjoy a cocktail, socialize, and hear more wonderful music in the Leslie & Anna Dan Galleria, located directly outside of Koerner Hall. Free of charge for ticket holders.

Music Appreciation Courses

The Glenn Gould School and Taylor Academy Student Recitals Hear the next generation’s great musicians in intimate recitals! More than 100 recitals are presented by students throughout the academic year in Mazzoleni Concert Hall and Temerty Theatre. For more information visit Master Classes & Performances at ggs.rcmusic.ca and learning.rcmusic.ca/academy.


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