Share the Music

Share the Music

Share the Music, an arts and education outreach program presented by the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, celebrates its 16th season of sharing music with young people (ages 8-18) of all backgrounds. The program enhances and broadens students’ musical horizons by exposing them to world-class performers and related pre-concert educational sessions. Performances selected for Share the Music events include a wide range of classical, jazz, blues and world music, providing many opportunities to awaken students to new ways of listening, seeing and thinking.

For more information, please contact Laraine Herzog at 416-593-4822 x326.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Piano

Friday, October 17, 2014 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

Moscow-born Maestro Jurowski leads the illustrious orchestra in two 20th Century Russian masterpieces: Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (featuring French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet) and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8. The globetrotting LPO is the resident orchestra for both London’s Royal Festival Hall and the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and is renowned for its many film soundtracks, including the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Recommended for secondary school students.

7pm: Pre-concert Repertoire Chat with violinist-violist-radio host Kathleen Kajioka

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Nano Stern

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 8pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Hailed internationally for his musical virtuosity, charismatic performances and passionate vocals, Nano’s style is a fusion of indie, rock, folk and jazz, deeply rooted in the traditional music of his native Chile but also absorbed from his travels around the world. The classically-trained 28-year-old musician performs on a range of instruments from Spanish and electric guitars and violin to the Andean and Nordic flutes.
Recommended for secondary school students

7:15pm: Pre-concert Chat with Nano Stern

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Toronto Blues Society’s 28th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

Saturday, November 22, 2014 8pm
Massey Hall

One of the city’s hottest nights of blues continues its longstanding tradition of featuring an eclectic mix of female vocalists, musicians and special guests. This year’s headliners include Divine Brown, Diana Braithwaite, Andria Simone and Shakura S’Aida, backed by the powerhouse all-female Women’s Blues Revue band.
Recommended for secondary school students.

6:45pm: Pre-concert Musical Chat with bluesman and media personality Danny Marks

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Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Rohan De Silva, Piano

Monday, December 1, 2014 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

The reigning violin virtuoso of our time, Itzhak Perlman appears as soloist with all the great orchestras of the world, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He returns to Toronto for an intimate recital with his long-time collaborator, the esteemed pianist Rohan De Silva.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students.

7:00pm: Pre-concert Repertoire Chat with Tafelmusik violinist Patricia Ahern.

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Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

Monday, December 8, 2014 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

For over seven decades, the legendary gospel singers have been heating up world stages with their soul-stirring songs and rousing spirituals. Founding member Jimmy Carter leads the five-time Grammy winners in a rollicking holiday special.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students.

7:00pm: Pre-concert gospel-style workshop with Karen Burke (Toronto Mass Choir director) & friends

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Classic Albums Live presents
THE BEATLES: Let It Be

Friday, January 30, 2015 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

One of music’s most famous albums is re-created live, note for note and cut for cut, and performed in its entirety by a selection of our country’s top musicians. Let It Be was the Beatles’ 12th and final album, released May 8, 1970.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students.

7:00pm: Pre-concert Workshop with pianist-vocalist Michael Johnston (of Skydiggers fame) & friends.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 8pm
Massey Hall

Celebrated composer-trumpeter-bandleader Wynton Marsalis returns with his world-acclaimed 15-member orchestra to perform a program of newly-commissioned works along with historic standards by Ellington, Coltrane and others.
Recommended for secondary school students.

Pre-concert Workshop with the Heavyweights Brass Band (time & location TBA).

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Shane Koyczan

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 8pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre

The Canadian poet and spoken-word artist became an overnight sensation after performing his Olympic monologue at the 2010 Opening Ceremonies in Vancouver. In 2013 his anti-bullying video To This Day had over 13 million views on YouTube and he performed a version called For the Bullied and the Beautiful at the 2013 TED Conference in California.
Recommended for secondary school students

7:00pm: Pre-concert Workshop (details TBA)

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Evgeny Kissin, Piano

Friday, May 1, 2015, 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

The Russian-born superstar brings his exceptional artistry and breathtaking virtuosity to our stage for a rare solo recital. His program of keyboard gems includes Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sonata; Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 4, a selection of much-loved Mazurkas and Nocturnes by Chopin; and Liszt’s dazzling Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 “Rákóczi March.”
Recommended for middle and secondary school students.

7:00pm: Pre-concert Repertoire Chat (host TBA)

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Bobby McFerrin
Bobby Meets Canada, Toronto!

Saturday, May 30, 2015 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

The man of a thousand musical voices and winner of 10 Grammy Awards is renowned for his infinite array of vocal styles and unique improvisations. His captivating performances always include imaginative audience participation and this concert involves a bevy of local talents.
Recommended for ages 8 to 18.

7:00pm: Pre-concert interactive vocal workshop with a cappella jazz quartet Cadence.

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