Koerner Hall’s 10th anniversary will be an exciting one with diverse concerts that will make up the 2018-19 season!
“These extraordinary concerts affirm Koerner Hall as the venue of choice for internationally celebrated performers. Its landmark 10th anniversary season will further strengthen the position of The Royal Conservatory as a leading concert presenter and global cultural hub, which has brought together more than a million Canadians through the unifying power of music,” says Dr. Peter Simon.
Mervon Mehta said: “The 10th anniversary season will be a celebration featuring some of Koerner Hall’s favourite artists from the first nine seasons alongside some new faces. The finest musicians in classical music, jazz, world, roots, and folk have made Koerner Hall their Toronto home and helped us establish our global reputation. We have invited many of them back this season and left room for a few legends that, finally, will make their Koerner Hall debuts.”
Koerner Hall’s 10th anniversary concert season consists of 102 concerts and events
478 Canadian artists and 27 countries will be represented on the Koerner Hall stage including;
- Koerner Hall 10th Anniversary Gala with soprano Kathleen Battle and Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Orchestre Métropolitain headline the 10th Anniversary Opening Festival, which will include seven concerts in seven days, with three free events!
- 21C Music Festival moves to January and welcomes the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Stewart Goodyear and Esprit Orchestra Minimalist composer
- American jazz musicians John Pizzarelli and Freddy Cole celebrate the 100th birthday of Freddy’s older brother, Nat King Cole
- Iconic Canadian band Lighthouse celebrates “50 Years of Sunny Days” in a season-closing concert
- Violinist Nicola Benedetti gives the Canadian premiere of a new piece by Wynton Marsalis written especially for her
- Vienna Boys Choir returns after their sold out concert in 2015
- Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts plays solo and with his trio
- Pianists Jan Lisiecki (renowned Chopin specialist), Charles Richard-Hamelin (2105 Chopin International Competition silver medalist), and Seong-Jin Cho (2015 Chopin International Competition gold medalist) all choose Chopin for their recitals
- Chinese pianist Yuja Wang and French cellist Gautier Capuçon to record an album in Koerner Hall
- DJ Skratch Bastid is joined by Jurassic 5’s DJ Nu-Mark
- Canadian jazz greats Jane Bunnett and Hilario Durán return after being part of Koerner Hall’s inaugural concert season
- Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage concert series welcomes the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie, fado queen Mariza, cabaret great Storm Large, and double bills of Noa and Mira Awad, and Amada Martinez and Kellylee Evans
- Music On Film returns for the 6th consecutive year