The New Classical FM is the official radio sponsor of the Royal Conservatory. Here are their upcoming concerts!
October 02, 2022 | 5:00 PM
“No objective, scientific tool exists to measure musical greatness, but many critics and audiences have concurred for several decades that the New York-based Emerson String Quartet is the finest such ensemble in the world. To back up that assessment, one need look no further than the group’s myriad honors, which include nine Grammy Awards and three Gramophone Awards as well as the Avery Fisher Prize and Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year award.” (Chicago Sun-Times) “The Emerson String Quartet, which for 45 years has dominated the genre with playing that ranges from tripping elegance to brutal stomp, will [be] saying good-bye.” (NY Vulture)
October 07, 2022 | 8:00 PM
“A Born Communicator” (Le Temps), Joshua Weilerstein is the Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and enjoys a flourishing guest conducting career. He has been praised for “intense, eloquently moving, and spectacularly knife-edge” performances.
Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program at The Glenn Gould School (GGS), the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) is widely regarded as an outstanding ensemble and one of the best training orchestras in North America. It consists of instrumental students in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the GGS. Graduates of the RCO have joined the ranks of the greatest orchestras in the world.
October 15, 2022 | 8:00 PM
Juno Award winner, UNESCO Ambassador, and alumnus of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, Jan Lisiecki is “perhaps the most ‘complete’ pianist of his age” (BBC Music Magazine). “Pristine, lyrical and intelligent.” (The New York Times)
“Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is a Grammy Award-winning ensemble that has been delighting audiences worldwide with beautiful sound that reflects their unique capacity to create collaboratively. The sound of Orpheus is defined by its relationships, and guest artists have always been crucial partners in the process. Their concerts are “Performed with edge-of-the-seat intensity.” (The New York Times)
October 16, 2022 | 3:00 PM
“A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess” (The New York Times), pianist Marc André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. In this concert, he will perform the world premiere of a new composition by John Oswald alongside works by Fauré, Dukas, and his own original composition.
October 26, 2022 | 8:00 PM
Philippe Jaroussky, whose technique allows him the most audacious nuances and impressive pyrotechnics, has established himself as the most admired countertenor of his generation, as confirmed by his numerous French Victoires de la Musique awards and multiple Echo Klassik Awards. In this concert, the world’s reigning countertenor performs works by Vivaldi and Handel with his own with Ensemble Artaserse.
November 06, 2022 | 3:00 PM
World-renowned Turkish-born German-trained pianist Fazıl Say’s artistry stretches from chamber music to jazz. He is not simply a pianist of genius, but also a master composer and improviser. With his extraordinary pianistic talents, Say has been touching audiences and critics alike for more than twenty-five years. Concerts with this artist are something different. They are direct, more open, more exciting; in short, they go straight to the heart.
November 13, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Mazzoleni Concert Hall
ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory) performs chamber music by Robert Müller Hartmann at this special concert. Comprised of the senior faculty of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, with special guests drawn from the organization’s most accomplished students and alumni, the three-time Grammy Award nominated ARC Ensemble is among Canada’s most distinguished cultural ambassadors. Performing a wide range of music, its focus remains the research and recovery of works that were suppressed and marginalized under the 20th century’s repressive regimes. A growing number of previously unknown masterworks are rejoining the repertoire as a result of the ARC Ensemble’s work.
November 25, 2022 | 8:00 PM
“Wonderful control over the orchestra as if she carried a quiver of gestures that matched perfectly the mood of each musical section … While the sound of the orchestra was entertaining enough, watching Miller brought a new dimension to the performance.” (Madison Capital Times)
Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program at The Glenn Gould School (GGS), the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) is widely regarded as an outstanding ensemble and one of the best training orchestras in North America. It consists of instrumental students in the undergraduate and graduate programs of The Glenn Gould School. Graduates of the RCO have joined the ranks of the greatest orchestras in the world.
December 06, 2022 | 8:00 PM
A multimedia performance piece, A Thousand Thoughts, blends live music by Kronos and narration as well as archival footage and filmed interviews with artists like Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. “It’s as magical an amalgamation as you can imagine.” (Los Angeles Times)