THE SCOOP | The Royal Conservatory Broadcasts Full 2024-25 Live performance Lineup


L-R: Pianist Bertrand Chamayou and soprano Barbara Hannigan (Photo courtesy of the artists); Tania Miller conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (Photo courtesy of the RCO); Tanya Tagaq (Photo courtesy of the artist); Conductor Semyon Bynchkov (Photo: Nicoletti)
L-R: Pianist Bertrand Chamayou and soprano Barbara Hannigan (Photograph courtesy of the artists); Tania Miller conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (Photograph courtesy of the RCO); Tanya Tagaq (Photograph courtesy of the artist); Conductor Semyon Bynchkov (Photograph: Nicoletti)

Alexander Brose, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO Designate of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Government Director of Performing Arts Mervon Mehta, and Dean of The Glenn Gould College James Anagnoson have revealed the lineup particulars for the 2024-25 season of live shows at Koerner Corridor. It will likely be the sixteenth season of music programming at acoustically pleasant venue.

“As I embark upon my first yr as the brand new Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory, it’s an absolute pleasure to current our latest calendar of thrilling live shows,” mentioned Alexander Brose in an announcement. “From established artists to rising stars representing Canada and the world, the yr forward will certainly see memorable performances in all three of our spectacular venues. I hope you’ll be part of us on the RCM, one of many world’s nice music establishments, for an unforgettable inventive journey this yr.”

Highlights of the 2024-25 Season

Mervon Mehta feedback on the season.

“Welcome to a brand new season of live shows in our wonderful live performance corridor which is famend as one of many best on the earth. This yr we have a good time artists from Cuba, the 12 months of Czech Music, and solo Partitas for each violin and harpsichord. The season kicks of with our annual Commemoration of the Nationwide Day of Reality and Reconciliation starring the spectacular Tanya Tagaq. 5 of Canada’s nice classical singers be part of us in nights starting from Handel arias to Messiaen to new twenty first century work. Our piano and string recital collection overflow with expertise led by outdated pals like Emanuel Ax and thrilling new artists like Kevin Chen.

“Artists from 10 First Nations and 23 international international locations come to Koerner Corridor, together with Cape Verde, South Africa, and Iran. Rufus Wainwright, Eliades Ochoa, and Michael Feinstein make their long-awaited debuts with us. We’re additionally thrilled to do deliver you one other Sondheim musical in live performance once we current his beloved Into the Woods in our first ever winter vacation run. It stars a plethora of Canadian theatre and TV expertise and is, as soon as once more, dropped at life by director Richard Ouzounian and music director Paul Sportelli.”

Particular Occasions

A collection of Particular Occasions mark the season — together with one that’s already bought out.

  • The season kicks off with the Commemoration of the Nationwide Day of Reality & Reconciliation on October 1, a night to replicate, pay respect, and to offer hope to survivors of residential faculties headlined by Tanya Tagaq, with storytelling, testimony, conventional music and extra. Additionally showing is Indigenous soprano Emma Pennell, Mi’kmaq from Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland), a two-spirit activist, advocate and artist. Tanya Tagaq will premiere a brand new work.
  • Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods in live performance, an all-star occasion starring Tess Benger, Gabi Epstein, Sara Farb, Mike Nadajewski, Eric Peterson, and Fiona Reid, directed by Richard Ouzounian and carried out by Paul Sportelli.
  • Yuja Wang and Víkingur Ólafsson, piano duo, uniting two of the world’s piano superstars on February 18 is already sold-out. For anybody who did get a ticket, they’ll be performing Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances (for 2 pianos), Schubert’s Fantasia in F Minor (for piano 4 palms), together with different works.

There will probably be two movie screenings:

Classical Music

Worldwide Orchestras Collection

  • Two live shows by the Czech Philharmonic carried out by Semyon Bychkov with Daniil Trifonov and Jan Mráček

21C MUSIC FESTIVAL

Piano Recitals

  • Emanuel Ax, Bruce Liu, Louis Lortie, Pierre-Laurent Aimard
  • Koerner Corridor debuts by Kevin Chen, Benjamin Grosvenor, and Schaghajegh Nosrati

Vocal Live shows

  • Barbara Hannigan with Bertrand Chamayou
  • VOCES8
  • Les Violons du Roy with Karina Gauvin and Marie-Nicole Lemieux

String Live shows

  • Leonidas Kavakos performs the whole Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason with Isata Kanneh-Mason
  • Randall Goosby with Zhu Wang
  • James Ehnes with Orion Weiss

Chamber Music Live shows

  • Viano Quartet with MILOŠ
  • Takács Quartet with Sir Stephen Hough, together with a premiere
  • Martin Fröst, Antoine Tamestit, and Shai Wosner
  • Les Arts Florissants with Théotime Langlois de Swarte: Vivaldi’s “4 Seasons” at 300

James Anagnoson remarks, “The Glenn Gould College will as soon as once more current an array of expertise in performances of the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (recent from their gorgeous Carnegie Corridor debut!), the Glenn Gould College Opera, the Mazzoleni Masters Collection, the Discovery Collection, The Phil and Eli Taylor Efficiency Academy for Younger Artists, and the Rebanks Household Fellowship Live performance collection – which function the scholars, school, and pals of The Glenn Gould College.”

The Royal Conservatory Orchestra live shows will probably be carried out by Tania Miller, Naomi Woo, William Eddins, and Earl Lee.

Different Live performance Collection

Quiet Please, There’s A Woman On Stage

  • Mariza
  • Pilar with The Royal Conservatory Strings and Bria Skonberg Quintet Piaf! The Present
  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque with Maraca and the Santiago Sax Quartet

Music Combine

  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Michael Feinstein in Due to You
  • Los Lobos
  • Ukulele Orchestra of Nice Britain
  • Toronto Sings the Breithaupt Brothers’ Songbook

World Music

  • Thandiswa Mazwai from South Africa
  • Cesária Évora Orchestra from Cape Verde
  • ¡VIVA LA MÚSICA CUBANA! – a celebration of Cuban music with:
  • Harold López-Nussa with Grégoire Maret and Hilario Durán together with his Latin Jazz Massive Band
  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque with Maraca and the Santiago Sax Quartet (together with a premiere)
  • Eliades Ochoa

Jazz Live shows

  • Monty Alexander eightieth Birthday and the Jay Douglas All-Stars – a Jamaican jazz jam Emilie-Claire Barlow: Winter Wonderland
  • An Night with Branford Marsalis
  • Yellowjackets with Toronto All-Star Massive Band
  • Sullivan Fortner Trio and Barbra Lica Quintet have a good time Worldwide Jazz Day

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