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Koerner Hall’s 15th Anniversary Concert Season Announced

Koerner Hall’s 15th Anniversary Concert Season Announced

Published on June 6, 2023

In 2023-24, the RCM will welcome artists from over 30 countries, including 15 artists making their Koerner Hall debut.

Today, Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, announced details of the events that will make up Koerner Hall’s 15th anniversary concert season.

Said Dr. Peter Simon, “As Koerner Hall celebrates its 15th season and my last as President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory, it is hard not to feel proud that what we set out to accomplish those many years ago, has come to fruition. We have brought both internationally acclaimed artists such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to this great city, as well as those who are just beginning to discover their artistry – and this upcoming season is no exception. The Royal Conservatory is deeply grateful to our generous donors, sponsors, and patrons who have supported our mission for developing human potential and who share our belief in the profoundly transformational power of music.”

Mervon Mehta said: “Since opening the hall in 2009 and over the 1,200 concerts presented, we have gone from the unknown ‘new kid on the block’ to being recognized internationally as one of the finest halls in the world. Artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, African superstar Youssou N’Dour, the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie, television star Eric McCormack, and rising star Canadians like Bruce Liu and Jonelle Sills, sing the praises of the Hall’s acoustics. Even more importantly, they love the warmth they feel from our audience, one that truly listens. After three years of uncertainty, we are proud to bring you our greatest season yet – filled with superstars from classical, jazz, pop, and global music, as well as artists who we feel you need to hear. We are indebted to our subscribers and to our legion of donors who help us at every turn. I look forward to sharing many evenings together.”

Koerner Hall will continue streaming select performances on its video-on-demand platform, RoyalConservatory.Live, which means that Canadians as well as international audiences will have on-going access to the finest ‘live’ concert experiences.

Highlights of the 15th Anniversary Season include:

15th Anniversary Season tickets on sale beginning June 23, 2023 at 10AM (unless previously announced) with new subscriptions on sale beginning June 16, 2023 at 10AM.

The Michael and Sonja Koerner Fund for Classical Programming, created by visionary philanthropists Michael and Sonja Koerner, has secured the future of classical music of the highest standards presented at Koerner Hall and other RCM performance venues. We are grateful to the Koerners’ for their ongoing generous support of The Royal Conservatory.