A modern day troubadour, Cockburn’s characteristic blend of folk, blues, jazz, and rock relate his observations about the human experience. At this rare solo concert, we also celebrate the release of Bruce Cockburn’s new autobiography, Rumours of Glory.
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Ana Moura is at the forefront of the fado music renaissance. “Her mesmeric appeal radiates from within, even if you don’t know a syllable of Portuguese. Her ability to alternately whisper, growl and ring like a silver bell are the hallmarks of a fine singer.” (NPR Music)
Presented in association with Small World Music.
Living legend Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer. “He has a technical mastery so complete that it makes everything look easy.” (Los Angeles Times) “Committed, insightful and lovable performances.”
Increasingly recognized as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation, Tito Muñoz leads a program of Bartók and Shostakovich that includes a performance by violinist Emily Kruspe, winner of The Glenn Gould School’s concerto competition.
Gilmore Artist Award-winning Blechacz is an interpreter of “engaging lucidity” (Der Tagesspiegel), with “a gorgeous gift for the keyboard.” (Corriere della Sera) He will perform Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin.
Presented in association with the Canadian Chopin Society.
A 20-piece all-star band with Guido Basso, Brian Barlow, Terry Clark, and Lorne Lofsky, conducted by Rick Wilkins and featuring stories from Ted O’Reilly.
South Asian vocal traditions take centre stage as Kiran Ahluwalia performs ghazals and Punjabi folk songs and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's nephews bring the propulsive energy of qawwali to Koerner Hall.
Presented in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum.
Part of the Small World Music Festival.
The Royal Conservatory’s flagship ensemble presents The hell where youth and laughter go, a commemoration of the start of WW I featuring music by George Butterworth and Edward Elgar, and a powerful account of one soldier’s story performed by Ian Deakin.
Presented in association with The Stratford Festival.
In celebration of Culture Days, Koerner Hall will be open for free to everyone! Come and see performers of all ages and backgrounds showcasing their talent in 5-minute sets. Enjoy a variety of genres, bands, soloists, songs, spoken word, and more!
Koerner Hall Free For All will be presented in two parts:
acoustic performances 12-3pm
amplified performances 5-8pm
Feel free to come and go whenever you like!
Between June 6 and September 13, Bloor-Yorkville's annual music series will feature a diverse range of local artists playing at the Village of Yorkville Park. The BIA will host another season the live music series, taking place throughout the summer in the Village of Yorkville Park, located at Bellair St. and Cumberland St.