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 15th 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.

Mariinsky Orchestra

Valery Gergiev, conductor
Sunday, October 6, 2013 2pm
Roy Thomson Hall

The great Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg performs several of its signature showpieces in celebration of Maestro Gergiev’s 60th birthday. The all-Stravinsky program features three masterworks of 20th century music: The Firebird (1910 complete), Petroushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913).
Recommended for secondary school students.

1:00pm: Pre-concert Repertoire Chat hosted by Patricia Ahern, violinist with Tafelmusik Orchestra

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Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

Monday, November 25, 2013 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

Direct from Budapest, the world-acclaimed company of dancers, singers, and full orchestra, all performing in traditional costumes, showcases the distinct and colourful repertoire drawn from its country’s rich legacy of folk music that was the inspiration for such masters as Liszt, Brahms, Kodály and Bartók.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students.

7:00pm: Pre-concert Hungarian Folk Workshop-Demo with host-dancer Andrea Dobi, violinist Kálmán Magyar and members of Toronto's Kodály Ensemble.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Big Band Holidays

Monday, December 9, 2013 8pm
Massey Hall

This all-star ensemble composed of 15 of today’s finest jazz musicians, led by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, is lauded as one of the world’s pre-eminent big bands. Its vast repertoire ranges from newly-commissioned works to historic standards by Ellington, Basie, Coltrane and others.
Recommended for secondary school students.

6:50pm: Pre-concert Workshop with trombonist Ron Westray and members of his band.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Creole Christmas

Thursday, December 19, 2013 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

New Orleans’ globe-trotting band swings into town to perform the infectious and joyful music that grew out of the city’s 19th century parades, saloons and riverboats. The ever-evolving multi-generational band has continued to bring this unique and beloved art form to fans around the globe since 1951.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students.

7:00pm: Pre-concert New Orleans-style Workshop with the Heavyweights Brass Band

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Classic Albums Live presents
THE BEATLES: Abbey Road

Friday, January 31, 2014 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

One of music’s most famous albums is re-created live, note for note and cut for cut, performed in its entirety by a selection of this country’s top musicians. Abbey Road is The Beatles’ final recording (1969) and is ranked as one of the most significant rock albums of all time.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students.

7:00pm: Pre-concert Musical Chat-Demo hosted by pianist-vocalist Michael Johnston (of Skydiggers fame) with bassist Maury LaFoy and drummer-guitarist-singer Steven Foster.

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Matt Andersen
with special guest David Myles

Saturday, March 1, 2014 8pm
Massey Hall

Canadian Bluesman Matt Andersen’s showmanship, soulful voice and dynamic guitar playing have earned him a huge following and multiple honours, including the 2012 Maple Blues Entertainer of the Year Award. Several years ago the New Brunswick-native opened for Buddy Guy at Massey Hall, and now headlines his own show at the venerable hall.
Recommended for secondary school students.

6:45pm: Pre-concert Musical Chat with guitarist-vocalist-radio personality Danny Marks, host of “Bluz-FM,” the Saturday Night Blues Show on Jazz.FM91.

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Zakir Hussain
& The Masters of Percussion

Saturday, April 5, 2014 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall

A living legend in his native India, Zakir Hussain is acclaimed as the world’s pre-eminent tabla virtuoso. He is joined on stage by an ensemble of renowned musicians for a spellbinding rhythmic feast that showcases such instruments as the sitar, sarangi, dholki, dhol, ghatham (clay pot) and more.
Recommended for middle and secondary school students.

7:00pm: Pre-concert SANGEET: A rhythm, music and dance workshop-demonstration featuring Joanna de Souza (kathak dancer), Santosh Naidu (tabla/dhol), Christopher Dicran Hale (sitar), and Kajajeyan (ghatam: clay pot).

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