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 May 13, 2022 at 9:15 pm.

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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. 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.

Canadian Opera Company

The COC is offering a free digital season for 2021/22 including:

Koerner Hall / Royal Conservatory of Music

Koerner Hall has announced their 2022/23 season. The concert list will be generally visible on April 14.

There are many concerts/recitals in their library including:

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:

Opera Atelier

TBA

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 2021/22 season is entirely digital with an option to buy tickets for in-person attendance.

Tapestry Opera

Toronto Consort / Early Music TV

The Toronto Consort presents its season and other content through a new site dedicated to Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque music. Subscriptions and single concert purchases available.

Available now:

  • All in a Garden Green: A musical stroll through the verdant gardens of Elizabethan England
  • A Medieval Christmas: A serene and contemplative exploration of enchanting medieval chants, polyphony and carols.
  • Of Tricksters and Trolls: The musical story-telling of the medieval fables of Valhalla, with Peter Tiefenbach.
  • Fellowship of Creatures: Celebrating the creatures of the earth, sea and sky with this all-new filmed concert experience. Featuring storytelling, traditional songs, and vocal and instrumental works by Josquin, Gibbons, Ravenscroft and Palestrina.
  • The Christmas Story: The nativity journey to Bethlehem. Using William Tyndale’s Gospel translations, David Klausner, Consort founding member, joins us on stage once again as narrator, featuring masterpieces of sacred polyphony, festive dances, and carols that adorn the readings.

The 2021/22 season will be delivered online.

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 made its program La Bonne Chanson available for free.

  • 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.

They have a forthcoming concert:

  • Monday June 6th at 8 p.m. LÉGENDE, featuring harpist Heidi Bearcroft in a programmatic piece based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, as well as Ravel’s string quartet ($40). (Streamed concert available from June 12-26, $20.)

University of Toronto Faculty of Music

USA Artists/Companies/Venues

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

The festival has completed for 2021.

Across the Pond

Concertgebouw Orchestra

There is a large library of free concerts available from the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam including a performance on June 19 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.

Archived:

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

  • June 4/22
    • Britten – Sinfonia da Requiem
    • Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 5
    • Edward Gardner – conductor

London Symphony Orchestra

  • Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
    • Copland: Appalachian Spring
    • Falla: El amor brujo
  • Simon Halsey, conductor
    • Britten Russian Funeral
    • Britten Hymn to the Virgin
    • Poulenc Suite française
    • Stravinsky Mass

National Theatre

The National Theatre in London, UK, has announced 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), as well as Ian McKellen On Stage.

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!

Past Concerts:

Time Limited Streams

Plus many more in their library.