Koerner Hall

273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M5S 1W2 Canada
Toronto
Ontario
+1 (416) 408-0208
Koerner Hall website
Dec 13-16 2017, 07:30 PM
Directed by Ivars Taurins Relish Tafelmusik’s original sounds of Handel’s go-to oratorio for the festive season. “Tafelmusik's Messiah (is) a masterpiece of urgency and fire, tension and drama.” – The Globe and Mail
Dec 17 2017 (Sunday), 07:00 PM
Two-time Juno Award winning vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow celebrates her newest recording Lumières d’hiver, featuring original takes on an eclectic mix of Christmas and wintry tunes. Classics like River, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Noël Blanc, will be performed alongside Quebec favourites, As-Tu Vu le Père Noël, Marie Noël, and surprises such as a French version of the Wilson Sisters pop tune Hey Santa, and Tricot Machine’s Combien de Noel. An engaging performer, imaginative arranger Emilie-Claire and her incredible band bring fresh interpretations of holiday favourites, classics from her popular repertoire, and of course, Winter Wonderland.
Jan 15 2018 (Monday), 07:00 PM
oin us for the annual all-star concert, awards event, and after party! This celebration of Canada’s blues music, hosted by ShoShona Kish, features a star-studded lineup of the hottest blues artists from across Canada, including performances by Cécile Doo-Kingué, Donald Ray Johnson, and many more, all backed by the renowned Maple Blues Band. Then don’t miss the after party headlined by Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes.
Jan 26 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
Together, calypso and soca living legend, Calypso Rose, and nu-calypso pioneers, Kobo Town, create a lively Caribbean party. 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.
Feb 04 2018 (Sunday), 07:00 PM
“He plays like a great pianist at the apogeic intersection of middle-aged vigor and the wisdom of maturity.” – Boston Musical Intelligencer Show One Productions completes its presentations of the top 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition pianists with Silver Medalist George Li in his Koerner Hall debut! At only 19, Li, an American, was pegged as “a favorite, perhaps the favorite, of the Russian audience…. (His playing) “seemed to strike the deepest chords with the Russians in the hall” (International Piano Magazine). Critics worldwide rave about his “staggering technical prowess, sense of command and depth of expression” (Washington Post). He performs frequently with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky, as well as with other leading conductors and orchestras, and in recital at prestigious halls and festivals across North America, Europe and Asia. Fall 2017 sees his Carnegie Hall recital debut, and his first recording, George Li – Live at the Mariinsky, on Warner Classics.
Feb 22-24 2018, 08:00 PM
Welcome to the Persian city of Persepolis! Come feast your senses with Alexander the Great and his mistress Thaïs. Timotheus will be present, singing and playing his lyre.
Apr 14 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
The Hot Sardines breathe new life into vintage jazz, bringing the sounds of 1920's Paris, New Orleans and New York bang up to date with just the right sprinkling of irony. The exuberance of their playing and the contemporary tones of frontwoman Miz Elizabeth ensure that their music never sounds dated. Their latest record was 2014's self titled effort, but they're already hard a work on a follow up so expect to hear some new material debuted on this tour.
May 03-05 2018, 08:00 PM
Spring is in the air and invites a performance of Beethoven’s "Pastoral" Symphony No. 6. Throw open your windows and take a deep breath as his music leads you into the countryside. There may be storms, but amid country folk, shepherds, and babbling streams he offers refreshment for the soul—a perfect paring with Elisa Citterio’s much-anticipated performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, one of the world’s best-known and best-loved concertos.