Quiet Please, There’s A Lady On Stage
Together, calypso and soca living legend, Calypso Rose, and nu-calypso pioneers, Kobo Town, create a lively Caribbean party on January 26. 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.
TD Jazz: The Roots of Jazz
Maple Blues Awards, the annual all-star concert, awards event, and after party return for the 9th consecutive year to Koerner Hall on January 15, with host ShoShona Kish, of the Juno Award-winning band, Digging Roots. 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. Concert presented in partnership with the Toronto Blues Society.
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 January 27 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.
Mazzoleni Masters – Songmasters
Renowned for his luminous voice “capable of the most powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes,” (Toronto Star) Canadian baritone Russell Braun is a recent Order of Canada recipient. He is joined by pianist Carolyn Maule on January 21 to perform a lieder and song recital that highlights Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), one of Robert Schumann’s most famous song cycles. This recital is sold out.
Discovery Series features the Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals on January 31, in which 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.
In additional news, the concert by DakhaBrakha, the Ukrainian “ethnic chaos” band, which was to take place on Friday, April 13, 2018, has been re-scheduled to Friday, March 29, 2019 due to pregnancy. The Royal Conservatory ticket buyers have multiple options, including keeping their existing tickets for the rescheduled concert, exchanging their tickets for another concert during the 2017-18 concert season, exchanging them for a gift certificate, receiving a charitable tax receipt by donating ticket value to The Conservatory, or obtaining a refund.
Presented in association with the Aga Khan Museum
January Concerts at The Royal Conservatory of Music
Maple Blues Awards
(Music Mix): Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7pm | KH; $35-$80
Russell Braun sings Schumann’s Dichterliebe
(Songmasters): Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2pm | MCH; SOLD OUT
Calypso Rose with Kobo Town
(Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage): Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8pm | KH; $35-$80
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Playlist & Skratch Bastid
(Music Mix): Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8pm | KH; $40-$55
Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals
(Discovery Series): Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10am | KH; FREE
Venue Legend: KH Koerner Hall; MCH Mazzoleni Concert Hall in historic Ihnatowycz Hall; TT Temerty Theatre
Tickets and subscriptions are available online at www.rcmusic.com/performance, by calling 416.408.0208, or in person at the Weston Family Box Office
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