Pop Rock

Sep 25-26 2018
After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen Elton John claim his place as a true global icon, the superstar today announced via an exclusive VR180 live stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’.
Sep 28 2018 (Friday), 07:00 PM
Celebrate the fabulous world of Fashion! Enjoy complimentary access to Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion and Philip Beesley: Transforming Space.
Oct 09 2018 (Tuesday)
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child
Oct 14 2018 (Sunday), 08:00 PM
The Concept: Accompanied by visual effects, an orchestra, choir, and soloists perform a stirring live adaptation of the critically acclaimed soundtrack for the Emmy Award-winning HBO show Game of Thrones. Where the Music Takes You: Described by the New York Times as an “epic musical journey,” the symphonic performance shepherds listeners through the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where they’ll recall grand battle sequences and key moments between characters. The Composer: Emmy-nominated Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi, whose other credits include the scores for Westworld and Iron Man Highlights: the show’s instantly recognizable main-title theme, as well as the themes for the seven great houses
Oct 28 2018 (Sunday), 07:00 PM
One of music’s most celebrated songwriters, the Australian-born Nick Cave has made a career crafting post-punk hymns complimented by his rich, baritone vocals. Formed in Melbourne in 1983, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds set themselves apart from their peers with emotionally powerful and dark, multi-layered narratives. The band’s sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree, was released in 2016 to high praise from critics and fans alike.
Dec 04 2018 (Tuesday), 08:00 PM
Chris Botti is one of the best selling American instrumental artists, counting four number one jazz albums as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards as a few of his many accomplishments.
Dec 07 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
Eurodisco superstars who’s Caribbean background can be heard throughout their dance-able catalog What you’ll hear: chart toppers from the ’70s and ’80s, including “Rivers of Babylon” and “Daddy Cool” What you’ll see: a classic, high-energy show that features outrageous costumes and a live disco-funk backing band
Sep 24 2018 (Monday)
Neko Richelle Case is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her solo career and her contributions as a member of the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers
Sep 26 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
10 years after his last sold out tour - the king of Russian stage presents his new show "Ya" in North America. This production created for Philip by the world famous director Franco Dragone, surprises with its encompassing range of emotions, dazzling special effects, unique choreography and, of course, the main hero on stage!
Sep 29 2018 (Saturday)
Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art event invites adventurous residents and visitors to take to the streets from sunset to sunrise. Experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of Canadian and international artists. One night only, all night long.
Sep 30 2018 (Sunday)
In his career, Kentucky-born Jason Crabb has won a GRAMMY and 21 Dove Awards – being named the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year along with Song of the Year.
Sep 30 2018 (Sunday)
Georgian Women’s Action Group in partnership with Georgian Community Association in Canada and Georgian Embassy is organizing its very first cultural event “Discover Georgia – Cradle of Wine” at Mel Lastman Square on September 30, 2018. The festival will showcase Georgian music, dance, artists, craft makers and cuisine.
Oct 04 2018 (Thursday)
Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. “Anastasia”, “Rockstar 101” & “What I Want”
Oct 11 2018 (Thursday)
The Liberation Tour “Genie In A Bottle”, “Beautiful” & “Fighter”.
Oct 11-12 2018
For the first time ever in Canada, audiences will be able to experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by the power of a full symphony orchestra performing composer David Arnold’s thrilling musical score live and in sync to the picture!
Oct 12 2018 (Friday)
“Insensitive”, “Good Mother” & “Could I Be Your Girl.
Oct 19-20 2018
The legendary singer/songwriter performs Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits, “My Way”, “Strangers in the Night” along with his own chart toppers like “Diana” & “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”.
Oct 21 2018 (Sunday)
Stuart Hamilton was endearingly known as Stuartissimo!, a moniker which paid tribute to his grand contribution to the vocal arts in Canada, and his penchant for humour. We sing – and laugh – in memory of Stuart Hamilton, his genius and his legacy.
Oct 26 2018 (Friday)
Goran Bregović and his world-famous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra deliver the undeniably original voice of a unique land to the Sony Centre stage for one night only.
Nov 01 2018 (Thursday)
Known simply as “The Voice” in his home country of South Africa, Singer-Songwriter and Poet-Activist, Vusi Mahlasela has launched a special new project honoring the musical traditions born in Apartheid townships. Inspired by his early musical experiences listening to mbaqanga, kwela, and marabi , Vusi will be performing the music of Dorothy Masuka, Brenda Fassie, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, and more in a new program he calls Township. Last seen in Toronto in 2015 performing with Hugh Maskela, Vusi’s new solo concert will bring his unique blend of traditional African music, soul and blues, while his music showcases his powerful vocals and poetic lyrics.
Nov 03 2018 (Saturday)
Joseph Leonard Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. When he was 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King.
Nov 02-03 2018
“Give a Little Bit”, “Breakfast in America” “The Logical Song”, “Dreamer” & “Take the Long Way Home”.
Oct 16 - Nov 04 2018
The streets are heating up as young, rebellious leader Strat falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the most powerful man in post-apocalyptic Obsidian.
Nov 04 2018 (Sunday), 05:00 PM
Cantopop singer-songwriter and actress
Nov 04 2018 (Sunday)
One of the finest young tubists in the world today, Carol Jantsch will bring her unique blend of virtuosity and lyricism to Toronto for a wonderful afternoon of new and familiar music for tuba and brass. These lows notes will definitely be a highlight to open our 2018-19 season.
Nov 05 2018 (Monday), 08:00 PM
Kamasi Washington is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer born and raised in Los Angeles. He grew up playing jazz in the city’s storied Leimert Park neighborhood, forming his first band, the Young Jazz Giants, with Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, Ronald Bruner, Jr. and Cameron Graves in high school. Washington went on to study ethnomusicology at UCLA and play with Snoop Dogg, Raphael Saadiq and more. His debut album, The Epic, was released in 2015 to rapturous critical reception, universally embraced as one of the best of the year and awarded the inaugural American Music Prize. His highly anticipated second album, Heaven and Earth, will be released in June 2018 and is set to build on the success of The Epic as well as Washington’s acclaimed 2017 Harmony of Difference EP.
Nov 07 2018 (Wednesday)
The Los Angeles Times has referred to John Hiatt as “one of rock’s most astute singer- songwriters of the past 40 years.” His 23rd studio album, the Eclipse Sessions is being released in October 2018. His most iconc recording, “Bring the Family” is now 31 years old, and still has many chestnuts that appear on today’s “personal playlists.” Hiatt has provided many hit songs to the likes of Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Jeff Healey (“Angel Eyes”) and Roseanne Cash (“The Way We Make a Broken Heart”) in addition to having other songs being recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop and Emmylou Harris. He also penned the composition “Riding With the King”, which was the title track to the Grammy Winning album by Eric Clapton and BB King. In recent years he’s done series of shows with Lyle Lovett, “our little Smothers Brothers comedy show,” that’s brought out other spins on his art, though elements already familiar to those who’ve been there all along. Alternately bemused and profound, he’s a self-aware chronicler of both his own and others’ stumbles and epiphanies, the tales richer with each step forward.
Nov 08 2018 (Thursday)
Robert Pilon (Phantom from Phantom of the Opera, Jean Valjean, Les Miserables) returns to the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts with his “friends” for an inspiring evening of musical remembrance marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1 for the benefit of Wounded Warriors Canada. Exceptional talent confirmed thus far: Dr. Draw (electric violinist extraordinaire), Holly Carr (performance artist), and a sixty member choir. This evening of outstanding entertainment, featuring music from Broadway to pop to inspirational, will be held on the eve of the Remembrance Day weekend for the benefit of Wounded Warriors Canada, who “honour the fallen, help the living”, a charity that brings support and hope to those in uniform and their families, military, veterans and first responders, suffering from mental health challenges, in particular, PTSD. This will most certainly be an evening to remember.
Nov 10 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
TH: “Slide Over”, “Stompin’ Ground” & “Loud”. TB: “Denim on Denim” & “When the Buzz Wears Off”
Nov 15 2018 (Thursday)
Ensemble Made in Canada, Canada’s premier piano quartet, brings together four musicians with solid individual careers: Angela Park, piano; Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; and Rachel Mercer, cello. Awarded the 2006 Galaxie Stars Award, EMIC has performed extensively throughout Canada, and has been Ensemble-in-Residence at Western University since 2014.
Nov 16 2018 (Friday)
Newfoundland has a storied history of stunning songwriters, poets and players. Over the course of the last decade The Once have writ and knit themselves into that story.
Nov 15-17 2018
Experience your favorite wizard all over again with the music of a live symphony orchestra and the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition.
Oct 11 - Nov 17 2018
Following a critically acclaimed and record-breaking world premiere run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre this brand new musical biopic comes to you this season. Telling the story of the group behind some of Motown and beyond's biggest hits, expect to hear some of their greatest tunes including 'My Girl', 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone','Just My Imagination' and more as the action unfolds. Follow the extraordinary journey that led The Temptations from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Travelling back five decades, see how their signature dance moves and incredible harmonies helped them to rise to the top of charts. But it's not all singing and dancing - this moving and personal story will reflects their early friendship - and the betrayal that nearly tore them apart.
Nov 21 2018 (Wednesday)
The Musical Stage Company’s signature concert features the hit songs of these two pioneering female singer/songwriters, interpreted by stars from Stratford, Shaw, Broadway and London’s West End.
Nov 27 2018 (Tuesday)
Over her 35 year career, Louise Bessette has gained renown for her performances and for her commitment to promoting contemporary music. In addition to many recordings as a soloist and with chamber ensembles, along with appearances worldwide with orchestras and at important festivals, Ms. Bessette regularly tours throughout America, Europe and Asia. In 2016 Louise Bessette won her eighth Opus Prize (the Quebec Junos).
Dec 04 2018 (Tuesday)
Her unmistakable vocal prowess, improvisational virtuosity, and vocal style has led her to record and perform with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, and has become the first creative chair for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Dec 06 2018 (Thursday)
Celebrating their 25th anniversary season throughout 2018, the Gryphon Trio continues to impress critics and audiences around the world with its highly refined, dynamic performances. Repertoire from the traditional to the contemporary, commissioning – and playing – more than fifty mostly Canadian works, teaching and touring: the Gryphon does it all.
Aug 03 - Dec 07 2018
On the first Thursday of every month, join us for a fun evening of music and song as Doctor of Music Chris Wilson guides us through ukulele instruction with new and old tunes. Perfect for all skill levels. Bring your own ukulele, some spares available but they go fast!
Dec 07 2018 (Friday), 09:00 PM
Join the Grammy Award winner for an evening of timeless hits and a musical journey through pop, rock, soul, standards and even classical, specially arranged for symphony orchestra.
Dec 07 2018 (Friday)
6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. A single performer portrays 6 different guitar playing characters each sharing their own style of music. As the show unfolds, audiences are treated to great songs from each genre that showcase breathtaking musicianship. This sonic feat is done not merely with just one performer but just one guitar as well.
Dec 07 2018 (Friday), 09:00 PM
Join the Grammy Award winner for an evening of timeless hits and a musical journey through pop, rock, soul, standards and even classical, specially arranged for symphony orchestra.
Dec 11 2018 (Tuesday)
The Holiday Season hits full stride with the incomparable Ben Heppner in a glorious evening of warmth, song and seasonal celebration. Join us at the marvellous Metropolitan United for an inspiring respite from the season and bathe in the glorious sounds of choir and brass.
Jul 13 - Dec 14 2018
Friday Night Jazz is included with our current Sharks After Dark or Express Anytime general admission.
Dec 16 2018 (Sunday)
In what is now an Art of Time Ensemble tradition, TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT is an alternative holiday concert with the best wintery tunes, holiday songs, and readings, to present a broader range of sentiments and styles than you're likely to find at any other seasonal concert.
from Dec 11 2018 to Jan 06 2019
Through a unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music, and acrobatics, Réversible is dedicated to a generation who forged the world that we live in today and whose stories might hold the key to a better tomorrow. Be prepared for moments of pure grace, yielding to rushes of adrenalin, as a cast of multi-talented performers travel through time and space. It will give you goose bumps!
Jan 29 2019 (Tuesday), 08:00 PM
Feb 14 2019 (Thursday)
The Juilliard returned to Music Toronto in 2015 after many years’ absence. They were invited back in 2016 with their new cellist, Astrid Schween. The renewed Juilliard retains its legendary reputation and continues to represent the best in American string playing. Marc-Andre Hamelin needs no introduction. He plays his 12th recital on our stage in October to open the 18-19 season. Among the great pianists of this age, with a discography that now numbers more than 100 recordings, he also loves to play chamber music.
Feb 06-16 2019
HOTEL is the story of a place and the travelers who come passing through it. A stopover where lives intersect, collide and juxtapose for a brief time to generate tales and memories. Acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music, will draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world. Avant-garde stage design, inspired by the elegance of the great hotels, will carry the narrative. All that remains is to enter through the lobby door and get swept away by the grandeur and poetry of HOTEL.