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Winter Royal Conservatory Concerts


The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of many exciting Winter Royal Conservatory concerts at Koerner Hall running now to February 12. For a complete schedule of their Winter live concerts and events go to rcmusic.com.


This week, the Ontario government has temporarily moved the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen. In accordance with the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the government’s mandated venue closures, we must cease most operations until at least January 26, 2022. Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts at The Royal Conservatory of Music, said: “This latest lockdown requires us to alter 18 performances at The Royal Conservatory in the next three weeks. Those hit hardest will be the 1,500 artists, crew, and support staff that will lose performances and shifts, which is heartbreaking after almost two years without stable employment. We thank them and our loyal patrons for sticking with us once again.”

The following concerts, including many from the 21C Music Festival, are affected as follows:

The following concerts will proceed as scheduled via LIVESTREAM only:

Morgan-Paige Melbourne

Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 1pm from Koerner Hall (free)

21C Cinq à Sept: Eve Egoyan (world premieres)

Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 5pm from Koerner Hall

The following concerts have been RESCHEDULED

Víkingur Ólafsson

originally scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022
rescheduled to Thursday, February 24, 2022 8pm | Koerner Hall

ARC Ensemble: Marc Neikrug’s A Song by Mahler (Canadian premiere)

originally scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022
rescheduled to Thursday May 5, 2022 8pm | Mazzoleni Concert Hall

Kronos Quartet on Film: A Thousand Thoughts

originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2022
rescheduled to Tuesday, December 6, 2022 8pm | Koerner Hall


Kronos Quartet with students from The Glenn Gould School: Fifty Forward

originally scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022
rescheduled to Thursday, December 8, 2022 8pm | Mazzoleni Concert Hall

Kronos Quartet with Tanya Tagaq – Music for Change (world and Canadian premieres)

originally scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2022
rescheduled to Friday, December 9, 2022 8pm | Koerner Hall

The Robert W. and G. Ann Corcoran Concerto Competition

(formerly The Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition)

originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2022
rescheduled to Thursday, April 14, 2022 4pm | Koerner Hall

Dianne Reeves

originally scheduled for Sunday, January 30, 2022

rescheduled to Saturday, April 9, 2022 8pm | Koerner Hall

Maple Blues Awards

originally scheduled for Monday, January 31, 2022
rescheduled to Monday, June 20, 2022 7pm | Koerner Hall

The following concerts have been POSTPONED:


Gould’s Wall from January 12 to January 16, 2022 (world premiere)


Danish String Quartet on Saturday, January 22, 2022 (Ontario premiere)

Gerald Finley and Julius Drake on Sunday, January 23, 2022 (Canadian premiere)

Mariza on Thursday, January 27, 2022


Punch Brothers on Saturday, January 29, 2022


Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Thursday, February 3, 2022

Additional updates:

Daniel Lanois and Heavy Sun on Friday, March 4, 2022 has been cancelled


The Royal Conservatory of Music is thrilled to announce that the R&B legend Valerie Simpson will perform in Koerner Hall on Saturday, February 26, 2022 as part of A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul featuring Damien Sneed. Simpson, who replaces the originally scheduled Karen Clark Sheard, is a six-time Grammy Award nominee, formerly of husband-and-wife songwriting-production team and recording duo, Ashford & Simpson. She will pay homage to “The Queen of Soul” with fresh renditions of her most cherished hits, including “Respect,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Until You Come Back to Me,” “Daydreaming,” “Freeway,” “Natural Woman,” and others.

The Royal Conservatory remains committed to bringing extraordinary music as it does everything within its power to adapt. The Conservatory deeply appreciates ongoing patience and support of its patrons, supporters, and donors.

As always, ticket holders have multiple options. If their concert has been rescheduled, the Conservatory recommends that ticket purchasers keep their tickets for the new date. If they are unable to attend on the newdate or if their concert has been cancelled, they can donate the value of the tickets (for a tax receipt) to support the Fund for Koerner Hall. Alternately, they can choose to exchange their tickets for a gift card, exchange them for another concert in the 2021-22 concert season, or obtain a refund.



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