Concerts

This page is a compendium of mostly free stuff so that I don’t have to keep sending emails to people event-by-event, and so that you, dear readers, don’t have to find those emails when you want them.

Last updated October 1, 2022 at 1:00pm.

Recent Concerts

Thursday, September 29

Coming Soon

Monday, October 3

Thursday, October 6

  • Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
    • Tchaikowsky: Rococco Variations
      • Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
      • Claes Gunnarsson cello

Friday, October 7

Thursday, October 13

Directory

Canadian Artists/Companies/Venues

Against the Grain Theatre

No current attractions.

Amici Chamber Ensemble

Angela Hewitt

  • Recital from the Chopin Institute on YouTube: Bach, Mozart & Chopin

Arts & Letters Club of Toronto

Art of Time

There are many excerpts from past concerts on YouTube. Andrew Burashko, AOT’s Artistic Director, has announced that future seasons will be dedicated to joint projects with other groups rather than a return to the long-running concert series at Harbourfront.

Koerner Hall / Royal Conservatory of Music

Koerner Hall has announced their 2022/23 season.

There are many concerts/recitals in their library.

National Film Board

The National Film Board has a lot of free online content including their animation page. Of course this includes the ever popular Blackberry Subway Jam.

A series of shorts on recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award:

Russell Braun & Carolyn Maule

Soulpepper Theatre

Soulpepper has announced their 2022 season.

Stratford Festival

The festival has a $10/month subscription ($11.30 with tax) available for access to much content both from their library and new productions on demand. To access this you have to create a Stratford online account.

They have posted a tour of the new Tom Patterson Theatre.

Meet the Festival sessions are all available online free.

Tafelmusik

Tafelmusik’s 2022/23 season has been announced for in-person attendance.

Tapestry Opera

Toronto Consort / Early Music TV

The Toronto Consort’s 2022/23 season has been announced for in-person attendance.

Toronto Summer Music

Some 2020 and 2021 concerts remain available online.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

The TSO has announced its 2022/23 season.

Trio Arkel

Trio Arkel’s first concert of their 2022/23 season has been announced for in person and online viewing, Schubert, Mozart & Korngold.

Their program La Bonne Chanson is available for free viewing.

  • Russell Braun, Carolyn Maule, Rémi Pelletier and Erika Raum as well as Trio Arkel’s Marie Berard and Winona Zelenka in a program of Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich and Fauré.

University of Toronto Faculty of Music

USA Artists/Companies/Venues

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

The festival for 2022 is now complete.

Across the Pond

Concertgebouw Orchestra

There is a large library of free concerts available from the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam including a performance conducted by the TSO’s incoming music director, Gustavo Gimeno. Note that you will have to first create an account on their site to access the older material, but after that it’s a big collection including the complete Mahler symphonies.

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

The GSO has a page with both their upcoming concerts and links to many previously archived ones.

Coming attractions:

Holland Baroque

  • Violinist Aislinn Nosky and Holland Baroque play a program of music by Telemann in the Polish style.
  • Bach: Art of Fugue arranged for string quartet and harpsichord

London Philharmonic Orchestra

A series of concerts were available free on Marquee TV for 48 hours after initial posting. You must create a free account on Marquee TV to watch. The series for 2021/22 has concluded, and none has been announced yet for 2022/23.

London Symphony Orchestra

Streamed concert dates have been announced for Friday October 14 and Friday November 11, 2022, but the programs are not yet confirmed.

National Theatre

The National Theatre in London, UK, has an NT at Home program allowing subscription access to their library of plays with a choice of monthly or a discounted annual payment. Recent additions to the online library are Hamlet and Frankenstein (both casts), Ian McKellen On Stage, and Lear with McKellen in the lead role.

Wiener Staatsoper

To view screenings from the Staatsoper, you must create an account, but then they are free. Normally they are available only for a day or so. Current listings are on their calendar page.

Wigmore Hall

You will need to create an account to watch stuff from Wigmore Hall, but it’s free! The fall 2022 streaming list is now available here.

Past Concerts:

Time Limited Streams

Summer Replay Library

Available to Oct 28/22:

  • 12 Ensemble
  • Beethoven String Trios: Daniel Sepec; Tabea Zimmermann & Jean-Guihen Queyras
  • Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio
  • Chiaroscuro Quartet: Haydn, Mendelssohn and Purcell
  • Dame Janet Baker in conversation with Simon Callow (Sept 2018)
  • Doric String Quartet: Beethoven and Mozart
  • Dunedin Consort: Bach Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4, 5 and 6
  • Gweneth Ann Rand soprano; Allyson Devenish piano; Sarah Daramy-Williams violin; Cathy Tyson narrator
  • Ian Bostridge tenor; Julius Drake piano: Debussy, Fauré and Schubert
  • Iestyn Davies countertenor; Thomas Dunford lute
  • Imogen Cooper: Beethoven
  • James Ehnes violin; Andrew Armstrong piano
  • Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
  • Mark Padmore tenor; Mitsuko Uchida piano
  • Miklós Perényi & Dénes Várjon: Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas
  • Mitsuko Uchida piano
  • Nash Ensemble: Dvorák and Schubert
  • Ning Feng violin: Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas
  • Stephen Hough and Castalian String Quartet
  • Stephen Hough piano
  • Steven Isserlis cello; Mishka Rushdie Momen piano
  • The Sixteen: Reflection and Hope
  • Trish Clowes saxophone; Ross Stanley piano
  • Vox Luminis: Musikalische Exequien

Plus many more in their library.