Share the Music

2016-17 Share the Music Events

Helping young people experience the world through music.

Share the Music, an arts and education outreach program presented by the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, celebrates its 18th 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 416-593-1198.

2016-2017 Share the Music events:

3rd Annual Dream Serenade Benefit Concert

Saturday, October 22, 2016 8pm
Massey Hall

Dream Serenade 2016 features special guests Broken Social Scene, Barenaked Ladies, Dan Mangan, Hayden, Amy Milan, Lou Canon, The Persuasions and more. This fundraiser was established by Toronto musician Hayden Desser and his wife Christie Greyerbiehl to benefit schools and services for children with special needs.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students .

6:45pm: Pre-concert Interactive workshop with vocal quartet CADENCE

More Info: 28th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

Mariza, The Queen of Fado

Monday, October 24, 2016 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

Of mixed Portuguese and African heritage, today’s most famous Fado singer is renowned for her magnetic performances around the world of the beloved soul music of Portugal as well as her songs in Spanish and English. Joined by her quartet of guitars, bass and drums.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students .

7pm: Pre-concert workshop with ANIMA FADO TRIO: Nuno Cristo (host & Portuguese guitar), Pedro Joel (Classical guitar), Clara Santos (Fado singer).

More Info: 28th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Chief Conductor

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

Sir Simon Rattle leads the legendary Berliner Philharmoniker in Brahms’ magnificent Symphony No. 2, plus selections by Viennese composers Schoenberg, Webern and Berg that display an eclectic range of shimmering colours, daring harmonies and unique textures. This rare Toronto visit by one of the world’s most illustrious ensembles is the only Canadian stop on its seven-city North American tour.
Recommended for secondary school students.

7pm: Pre-concert Chat with writer-broadcaster-teacher-musical tour host Rick Phillips

More Info: Itzhak PacoPena
Photo: 30th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

Toronto Blues Society’s
30th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

Saturday, November 19, 2016 8pm
Massey Hall

What began in the small clubs of Toronto 30 years ago has blossomed into the city’s hottest annual night of blues. This year’s milestone event features headliners Sue Foley, Alanna Stuart, Dione Taylor, Dawn Tyler Watson, Layla Zoe and more, joined by the fabulous 7-member all-star Women’s Blues Revue Band, led by trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students.

6:45pm: Pre-concert Event (details TBA)

More Info: 29th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
Photo: Classic Albums Live

Classic Albums Live presents
John Lennon: Imagine &
Paul McCartney: Band on the Run

Friday, January 27, 2017 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

Two mega-hit albums of the post-Beatles era (by two of pop’s all-time greatest songwriters): Lennon’s 1971 Imagine and McCartney’s 1973 Band on the Run, will be re-created live - note for note and cut for cut - by a selection of our country’s top musicians.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students.

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

More Info: THE BEATLES: Help! concert
Photo: Matt Anrdersen

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano

Sunday, March 5, 2017 3pm
Roy Thomson Hall

The great Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by Latvian-born maestro Andris Nelsons, returns to Toronto after an absence of more than two decades to perform Berlioz’ psychedelic masterpiece, Symphonie Fantastique and Beethoven’s enchanting Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring Grammy-winning American pianist Emanuel Ax.
Recommended for secondary school students.

2pm: Pre-concert Chat with violinist-violist-radio host Kathleen Kajioka

More Info: Matt Andersen
Photo: Yundi

Mouse on the Keys

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Described as “…astounding, technically complex, yet emotionally affecting,” the Tokyo-based trio brings their unique dual keyboards and drums configuration, and personal approach to jazz with an exhilarating mix of funk, post-rock, modern classical and electronic music, matched by mind-blowing video accompaniment.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students

7pm Pre-concert Event (details TBA)

More Info: Yundi concert
Photo: Steve Reich

Seven Things I've Learned:
An Evening with Ira Glass

Saturday, May 13, 2017 8pm
Massey Hall

Award-winning humorist Ira Glass, creator and host of the immensely popular radio show, This American Life, heard weekly by millions of listeners on more than 500 public radio stations in the U.S., Australia and Canada, shares secrets and memorable events of his career as one of the iconic voices in American radio.
Recommended for secondary school students.

6:45pm: Pre-concert Event (details TBA)

More Info: SF JAZZ Collective concert