The Royal Conservatory Previews 10th Anniversary Concert Season In Koerner Hall
The Royal Conservatory previews 10th anniversary concert season in Koerner Hall. 21 Classical And 7 Jazz Concerts Announced For The 2018-19 Season
The 10th anniversary season will be a celebration with some of Koerner Hall's favourite artists from the past nine seasons and long awaited debuts:
Canadian pianists Chilly Gonzales, Jan Lisiecki, and Charles Richard-Hamelin. Internationally acclaimed pianists debuts by Murray Perahia, Seong-Jin Cho, and Gabriela Montero, Pianist Richard Goode plays an all Ludwig van Beethoven program, Violinist Hilary Hahn performs an all Johann Sebastian Bach program, Pianists Jan Lisiecki (renowned Chopin specialist), Charles Richard-Hamelin (2105 Chopin International Competition silver medalist), and Seong-Jin Cho (2015 Chopin International Competition gold medalist) all choose Chopin for their recitals
Violinist Nicola Benedetti gives the Canadian premiere of a new piece by Wynton Marsalis written especially for her. Royal Conservatory of Music favourite pianist Yuja Wang joined by French cellist Gautier Capuçon. Vienna Boys Choir returns after their sold out concert in 2015. The King's Singers celebrate their 50th anniversary with their fourth return to Koerner Hall. Daniel Hope and Friends bring a program titled AIR - A Baroque Journey. Next generation chamber music stars, the Danish String Quartet make their Koerner Hall debut. Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni returns, this time with his father-in-law, famous American baritone Thomas Hampson, in a "No Tenors Allowed" evening
Art of Time Ensemble presents Doghouse Roses, celebrating the music of Steve Earle with special guest Michael Ondaatje. A mini-series of Roma culture with superstar fiddler Roby Lakatos, jazz pianist Robi Botos, and a celebration of Django Reinhardt. American jazz musicians John Pizzarelli and Freddy Cole celebrate the 100th birthday of Freddy's older brother, Nat King Cole. Canadian jazz greats Jane Bunnett and Hilario Durán return after being part of Koerner Hall's inaugural concert season. Iconic jazz pianist Marcus Roberts plays solo as well as with his trio. Paquito D'Rivera is joined by the Harlem Quartet, Saxophonist Joshua Redman leads an all-star band.
Royal Conservatory Orchestra is conducted by Bramwell Tovery and Johannes Debus. The entire 10th anniversary season will be announced in early June, including a special opening festival.