The Royal Conservatory’s 2021-22 Concert Season
40 CONCERTS POSTPONED FROM LAST SEASON
50+ NEW CONCERTS FOR A NEW SEASON
SEASON GALA: FOLLIES IN CONCERT
Starring Cynthia Dale, Ma-Anne Dionisio, Eric McCormack, Marcus Nance with Ben Heppner, Richard Margison, Jackie Richardson, and more!
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL
including a residency with the Kronos Quartet and a world premiere of Gould’s Wall*
OVER 90 CONCERTS IN UNIQUELY CURATED SERIES, INCLUDING:
Sir Bryn Terfel, Bobby McFerrin, Joyce DiDonato with Il Pomo d’Oro, Jerusalem String Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth, Gautier Capuçon with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Joshua Bell, Jordi Savall, Danish String Quartet, Stewart Goodyear With the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Gerald Finley with Julius Drake, Anne Sofie Von Otter, The King’s Singers.
ARC Ensemble, Jeremy Denk With Les Violons Du Roy, Galilee Chamber Orchestra with Jon Kimura Parker and Saleem Abboud Ashkar, Dover Quartet with baritone Davóne Tines, Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica: From Bach To Piazzola, Asitha Tennekoon, Handel’s Rinaldo.
Punch Brothers, Daniel Lanois, Ashley MacIsaac with Jully Black.
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade, A tribute to Dave Brubeck, Marcus Roberts, Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival.
JAZZ FROM AROUND THE WORLD
featuring artists from Cuba, Israel, Indonesia, Cameroon, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, Trinidad, Brazil, and India.
Artemis, Nella and Daymé Arocena, Dianne Reeves, Rosanne Cash, A gospel tribute to Aretha Franklin with Karen Clark Sheard and Damien Sneed.
Mariza, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Las Cafeteras and Patricia Cano.
KOERNER HALL DEBUTS BY
Sheku Kanneh-Mason with Isata Kanneh-Mason, Víkingur Ólafsson, Ivo Pogorelić, Davóne Tines, Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
WORLD, NORTH AMERICAN, CANADIAN, AND ONTARIO PREMIERES BY
Mark Anthony Turnage, Bent Sørensen, Brian Current, Stewart Goodyear, Steve Reich, Dan Becker, Antonio Haskell, Stacy Garrop, Dur-Dur Band, Fatimah Al-Zaelaeyah, Zachary James Watkins, Eve Egoyan, Morgan-Paige Melbourne, and Marc Neikrug.
The Royal Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Tania Miller, Andrei Feher, and Johannes Debus.
Music on Film at Hot Docs returns for the 10th consecutive year. SongBird North returns for the 12th consecutive year.
OVER 90 CONCERTS AND EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR KOERNER HALL’S 2021-22 CONCERT SEASON
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 13th concert season at The Royal Conservatory of Music.
“As a community, we have managed to navigate through some extraordinary times, but I am proud to say that our beautiful Conservatory will be, once again, a hive of artistic activity. Music is such an essential and intrinsic part of the human experience, and we are thrilled to be able to open our doors in order to welcome back our guests and patrons, as well as a host of extraordinary musicians and artists, to Koerner Hall for the 2021-22 season. And as you might expect, Mervon Mehta and James Anagnoson have curated an exquisite line-up of talent that will, no doubt, be an inspiration to all,” says Dr. Peter Simon.
Mervon Mehta said: “This special concert season is infused with a restoring and revitalizing energy, and we are overjoyed to welcome audiences back in our venues to share the vitality of live music together in person again. We also understand that the situation might change quickly and that some might not feel comfortable in public spaces yet, therefore we are also offering the option to enjoy many of our performance presentations online from the comfort of home. Many performances will look familiar, as there are concerts we had planned to bring in our 2020-21 season – we are grateful to everyone who chose to keep their tickets for the rescheduled dates! Of course, we also have several surprises that we have been able to add to our new season to keep things fresh and exciting (newly added concerts are marked with * throughout). One thing is certain, we cannot wait to be back in the concert hall with our patrons and artists to share live music once again.”
“As always, but especially now during these unprecedented times, we are enormously grateful to our series and individual concerts sponsors and donors for the 2021-22 season, including our benefactors Michael and Sonja Koerner. We also send out heartfelt thanks to our government funders: The Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, and the Toronto Arts Council,” added Mehta.
For the continued safety of patrons, there are several COVID-19 ticketing protocols. Most importantly, effective September 13, 2021, in order to enter the RCM premises all persons (including but not limited to staff, teaching faculty, students born before 2010, visitors, audience members, and contractors) must provide proof of full vaccination by approved COVID-19 vaccines. Individuals with medical or other Human Right Code exemptions from vaccination may instead provide proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 administered within 48 hours of the time that access to the premises is being sought. As defined by Toronto Public Health, currently individuals are considered fully vaccinated once they have received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) and where 14 days have passed since their final dose.
Source: The Royal Conservatory