Toronto’s Koerner Hall turns ten in 2018-19 with eclectic lineup

Posted on: June 8, 2018

“We all knew that Koerner Hall was beautiful and that its acoustics were amazing from the moment we first set foot in the 1,135-seat auditorium nine years ago,” writes John Terauds in Tuesday’s (6/5) Toronto Star (Canada). “Koerner Hall may be Toronto’s must successful music venue in terms of not discriminating between any sort or style of music. Jazz, world music and pop musicians are just as happy playing the room as people from the classical world. The story is the same for their audiences. The visible proof … is on display in Koerner Hall’s 10th anniversary season…. There will be a little cluster of opening and closing concerts packaged as festivals to bookend the 2018-19 season. The openers include Montreal’s Orchestre Metropolitain, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin. The classical highlights of the closing festival are veteran American pianist Murray Perahia and a song recital provocatively titled ‘No Tenors Allowed.’ … Octogenarian musician-composer Terry Riley … will be present for three 21C Festival concerts [in] January…. Concerts presented by outside presenters [include] Tafelmusik Orchestra, Amici Ensemble, the Esprit Orchestra and many others…. The Royal Conservatory-owned Koerner Hall is showing how programming world-sourced diversity can work in a world-sourced, diverse city.”

Posted June 8, 2018