RCM 2017/18

The Royal Conservatory of Music announced their 2017/18 concert season last night.  There are over 100 concerts spread across just about every genre.  I think the following are likely of most interest to Operaramblings readers.

  • November 10th 8pm Koerner Hall – Barbara Hannigan with Reinbert de Leeuw in all Second Vienna School concert.  The pick of the season for me.
  • February 14th 8pm Koerner Hall – Ian Bostridge with Julian Drake in an all Schubert program.
  • April 22nd 3pm Koerner Hall – Gerald Finley with Julius Drake  with a mix of art song and British and American folksong.
  • April 6th 2018 8pm Koerner Hall – Bernstein@100; a celebration of Lenny with the ARC Ensemble, Sebastian Knauer and the lovely Wallis Giunta.


As previously announced, the Mazzoleni Songmasters series will be as follows (all concerts Mazzoleni Hall at 2pm)

  • October 16th – Erin Wall and Asitha Tennekoon in a “seasons” themed concert.
  • January 21st – Russell Braun and Carolyn Maule with Schumann’s Dichterliebe.
  • March 16th – Lucia Cesaroni and Allyson McHardy in a Rossini diva show.

The Glenn Gould School opera program will, as per usual, have three shows.

  • November 17th and 18th 7.30pm Mazzoleni Hall – Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel with Peter Tiefenbach at the piano.
  • March 14th and 16th 7.30pm Koerner Hall – Strauss’ Die Fledermaus directed by Joel Ivany.  Orchestra for that one.
  • February 3rd 7.30pm Mazzoleni Hall – The GGS Vocal Showcase.

Other stuff that caught my eye.

  • May 10th 8pm Koerner Hall – Jordi Savali and Hespèrion XXI with Carlos Núñez.  Ancient and modern music from the Celtic fringes of Europe with bagpipes.
  • January 27th 8pm Koerner Hall – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Playlist plus Skratch Bastid. Turntables like you never heard before.

Full details of the line up, ticket information and so on is here.

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