Newswire | The Royal Conservatory Announces Its 15th Concert Season

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY’S 2023-24 CONCERT SEASON. OVER 80 CONCERTS IN UNIQUELY CURATED SERIES

 

SPECIAL EVENT

  • Concert to Commemorate the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

 

INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRAS SERIES

  • Staatskapelle Berlin with Daniel Barenboim
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

 

21C MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

  • Fazıl Say and Friends
  • Lara St. John: she/her/hers
  • Bridget Kibbey with the Calidore String Quartet and Mervon Mehta
  • Brad Mehldau
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Kronos Quartet: Five Decades

 

QUIET PLEASE, THERE’S A LADY ON STAGE

  • Rhiannon Giddens
  • Mavis Staples
  • Cesária Évora Orchestra
  • Lizz Wright and Sanah Kadoura
  • Stacey Kent Trio and Alison Young Trio

 

MUSIC MIX

  • Django Festival Allstars
  • Steven Page with Craig Northey and Kevin Fox, with special guest Tom Wilson
  • Holly Cole
  • The Hot Sardines
  • Alex Cuba and Raul Midón

 

GLOBAL MUSIC

  • Anoushka Shankar
  • Omar Kamal
  • Israel Fernández and Seffarine
  • KUNÉ with special guests Jesse Cook and Meesha Shafi
  • Sona Jobarteh and Taj Mahal
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Oumou Sangaré

 

JAZZ CONCERTS

  • Robi Botos and Friends
  • Christian McBride’s New Jawn
  • Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective with Turtle Island Quartet
  • Samara Joy
  • The Jon Cowherd Trio and Larnell Lewis & Joy Lapps

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS

  • Piano Recitals
  • Sir András Schiff
  • Angela Hewitt
  • Mahani Teave
  • Víkingur Ólafsson
  • Igor Levit
  • Hélène Grimaud
  • Richard Goode

Vocal Concerts

  • Chanticleer
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale staged by Peter Sellars: Music to Accompany a Departure
  • Ema Nikolovska with Charles Richard-Hamelin

String and Chamber Music Concerts

  • Hilary Hahn with Andreas Haefliger
  • Augustin Hadelich with Orion Weiss
  • Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Jean-Guillen Queyras Trio
  • Danish String Quartet
  • Daniel Hope: Celtic Dreams
  • Dover Quartet and Leif Ove Andsnes
  • Brentano Quartet with Jonathan Biss and Joseph Conyers

 

ARC Ensemble celebrates its 20th anniversary with two concerts

KOERNER HALL DEBUTS BY

  • Samara Joy
  • Israel Fernández
  • Cesária Évora Orchestra
  • Turtle Island Quartet
  • Jon Cowherd Trio
  • Jesse Cook
  • Sona Jobarteh
  • Sanah Kadoura
  • Omar Kamal
  • Stacey Kent
  • Oumou Sangaré
  • Seffarine
  • Meesha Shafi
  • Mahani Teave
  • Igor Levit
  • Augustin Hadelich
  • Brentano String Quartet
  • Ema Nikolovska

 

WORLD, NORTH AMERICAN, CANADIAN, ONTARIO, AND TORONTO PREMIERES BY

  • Milica Paranosic, Jessica Meyer, Gabriela Lena Frank, Adah Kaplan,
  • Valerie Coleman, Laurie Anderson, Melissa Dunphy,
  • Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt Gramatté, Micheline Coulombe St. Marcoux,
  • Jessie Montgomery, Ana Sokolović, Laura De Rover,
  • Fazıl Say, and Sebastian Currier

The Royal Conservatory Orchestra conducted by

  • JoAnn Falletta, Earl Lee, Peter Oundjian, and Joshua Weilerstein

 

Peter Oundjian, Stewart Goodyear, and the Royal Conservatory Orchestra perform at home in Koerner Hall followed by an appearance in Carnegie Hall in May

Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, today revealed details of the diverse concerts that will make up the 15th concert season at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Said Dr. Peter Simon, “As Koerner Hall celebrates its 15th season and my last as President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory, it is hard not to feel proud that what we set out to accomplish those many years ago, has come to fruition. We have brought both internationally acclaimed artists such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to this great city, as well as those who are just beginning to discover their artistry – and this upcoming season is no exception. The Royal Conservatory is deeply grateful to our generous donors, sponsors, and patrons who have supported our mission for developing human potential and who share our belief in the profoundly transformational power of music.”

Mervon Mehta said: “Since opening the hall in 2009 and over the 1,200 concerts presented, we have gone from the unknown ‘new kid on the block’ to being recognized internationally as one of the finest halls in the world. Artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, African superstar Youssou N’Dour, the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie, television star Eric McCormack, and rising star Canadians like Bruce Liu and Jonelle Sills, sing the praises of the hall’s acoustics. Even more importantly, they love the warmth they feel from our audience, one that truly listens. The combination of a great artist, a perfect hall, and a sophisticated audience provide the opportunity for magic to happen every night.”

“After three years of uncertainty, cancellations, and shutdowns, we are proud to bring you our greatest season yet – filled with superstars from classical, jazz, pop, and global music, as well as artists who we feel you need to hear. Many of our dear friends will be back, but we also feature debuts from over 20 artists ranging from the German pianist Igor Levit to Sona Jobarteh, the first female griot kora player from The Gambia. Two internationally acclaimed orchestras led by legendary Maestros sit comfortably alongside artists from 33 different countries. Two thirds of the concerts feature Canadians and a third of them feature artists that celebrate the great diversity of our city. We are indebted to our subscribers and to our legion of donors who help us at every turn. I look forward to sharing many evenings together,” he added.

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