Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music to present free “Commemorate Truth & Reconciliation” event in September

Posted on: June 14, 2022

The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada has announced details of its 2022-23 season, which will launch on September 25 with a piano recital by John O’Conor featuring Beethoven’s final three piano sonatas, followed by a free September 30 event at Koerner Hall entitled “Commemorate Truth & Reconciliation.” The latter event will honor the lives and knowledge of Indigenous people; performers will include dancer, storyteller, and activist Sarain Fox; Powwow dancer/singer, drummer Nimkii (Nimkii Osawamick); Canadian/Métis mezzo-soprano Rebecca Cuddy in a song cycle by composer Ian Cusson and poet Marylin Dumont (all Métis) accompanied by the New Orford String Quartet and Philip Chiu; and Indigenous Canadian playwright, novelist, and children’s author Tomson Highway debuting his “Cree Country” band with singer Patricia Cano. The season will include performances by solo performers and ensembles as well as the Royal Conservatory Orchestra; selected Koerner Hall performances will continue to be live-streamed at the RoyalConservatory.Live platform.