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Introducing the 2014|15 Season at Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. Watch our season trailer which again this year features some great behind the scenes footage from our 14|15 brochure cover shoot featuring Hayden, Jill Barber, Craig Martin of Classic Albums Live, Alejandra Ribera, and Shad.

Here is the direct link incase you would like to share it bit.ly/MHRTH1415

As always, you’ll hear brand new music by a Canadian artist we love- this season, we preview a song by Amelia Curran, “I am the Night,” which is from her forthcoming album on Six Shooter Records. CONTINUE READING >

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Every two years, the Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition is presented to an individual, corporation or ensemble that has made an outstanding contribution to the musical life of Toronto. Yesterday at the annual Mayors’ Luncheon, hosted by the Toronto Arts Council Foundation at Arcadian Court, our President & CEO Charles Cutts announced this years recipient: Canadian Hip Hop pioneer, Michie Mee.

The biennial award, established in 1984 by the Volunteer Committee of Roy Thomson Hall to thank the community that supported the conception and building of the new concert hall, was originally an honourary award. Since 2002, The Toronto Arts Council Foundation has managed the award process and the award has also come with a $10,000 cash prize. Congratulations Michie Mee on this well deserved accolade and to all those nominated who make our city so inspiring, we thank you.

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Massey Hall - photo courtesy of Bryan Wilcox | wilcoxcameraart.com

You never forget your first time at Massey Hall. Mine was when I was eleven years old and I was a soprano, believe it or not, in my grade eight Dorset Park public school choir, singing “En Roulant ma Boule” at the Kiwanis Music Festival. For some reason, I had the solo in that choir. There were approximately twenty of us on stage and we were followed by the Neil McNeil complete chorus of about 300 singing the exact same song as us. It was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life, and still, one that I’ll never forget. Thank you Mrs. Hammer (our music teacher).

My first time seeing a concert in Massey Hall, I was in the front row of the gallery overlooking the stage as Bob Dylan CONTINUE READING >

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Royal Wood on Pairing Music and Wine

RoyalWood-What is music? When done correctly, it is the creation of something that stirs emotion up and takes you on a journey through your past, present and future.

What is wine? Similarly, when done properly, it is also the creation of an emotional catalyst.

Both wine and music are an art form that require talent, 10,000 hours to master, multiple players, and an array of CONTINUE READING >

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It’s been another exciting season for Share the Music! The Corporation’s arts and education outreach program provided free tickets and welcomed more than 1,700 children and teens of all backgrounds to performances by international performers and to creative pre-concert workshops. This video highlights just a few of the special moments from the past season. CONTINUE READING >

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