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 January 29, 2023 at 9:00 am

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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.

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:

Soulpepper Theatre

Soulpepper has announced their 2023 season.

Stratford Festival

Current additions:

  • Three Tall Women with Martha Henry
    • Available on CBC Gem and Stratfest@Home

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.

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. Concerts will be recorded and streamed on Early Music TV (paid service).

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 has resumed live performances with no seating restrictions. They will no longer be streaming concerts, but will provide excerpts on their website. Some performances from past concerts are available there.

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 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.

Daniel Hope

  • Hope at Home with Sting and others
    • Available to Mar 11/23 on arte

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

The GSO has a page with both their upcoming concerts …

… and links to many previously archived ones.

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 is available free on Marquee TV for 48 hours after initial posting. You must create a free account on Marquee TV to watch.

  • February 18/23: Rachmaninoff’s First
  • March 11/23: Gardner conducts Elgar
  • April 15/23: Gardner conducts Rachmaninoff
  • May 13/23: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth
  • June 3/23: Don Quixote Rides Again
  • June 24/23: Mahler’s Fifth

London Symphony Orchestra

Streamed concert dates via YouTube have been announced:

  • October 14/22
    • Clarence Cameron White: Levee Dance
    • Amy Beach: Romance op 23
    • Josef Suk: Four pieces for violin & piano op 17

Other concerts are available via paid streams.

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

Plus many more in their library