The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall Announces its 2014|15 Concert Season

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The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall

Announces its 2014|15 Concert Season


Including Performances by:Jay Leno, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Gordon Lightfoot, Sinéad O’Connor, Buddy Guy,
Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Hayden, Shad, Pink Martini, Charles Bradley & Joss Stone,
Evgeny Kissin, National Geographic Live, Jill Barber, Red Bull Flying Bach, Classic Albums Live, Women’s Blues Revue,
Downchild Blues Band, Colin James, Ron Sexsmith, Alejandra Ribera, Whitehorse, Amelia Curran, and many more



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The music in this video is a sample of a new song, “I am the Night” by Canadian artist Amelia Curran
from her forthcoming album on Six Shooter Records.


All tickets on sale Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

FriendsFirst members Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:00AM
American Express cardholdersFront Of The Line®Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

For tickets call 416 872 4255, buy online

or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office (60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON)


Monday, August 11, 2014 // Toronto, ON – The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall announces details of its 2014|15 Season, welcoming an array of artists who span the spectrum of entertainment and musical genres. The season will include performances by celebrated musicians such as Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock in a rare duo piano performance, the incomparable Itzhak Perlman, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Blues artists Colin James, Downchild Blues Band, and the legendary Buddy Guy who returns to Massey Hall for his 11th straight year.


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by superstar trumpeter and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, Evgeny Kissin in recital, and Bobby McFerrin in a performance dedicated to Toronto titled Bobby Meets Canada: Toronto!, Sinéad O’Connor, Ron Sexsmith with very special guest Alejandra Ribera, Pink Martini, and late night funnyman Jay Leno all make welcome returns, as does the 28th edition of Toronto Blues Society’s Women’s Blues Revue featuringa stellar all-female cast including Divine Brown, Andria Simone, Shakura S’Aida, Diana Braithwaite, Rebecca Hennessy, Brandi Disterheft, and more. A very special 25th Annual Massed Military Band Spectacular tribute to the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the Massey Hall headlining debut for Jill Barber, a return from the Polaris Music Prize-nominated duo Whitehorse, and a four-night run with the iconic Gordon Lightfoot whose legendary Massey Hall concerts have now surpassed 150 performances since the 1960s are also scheduled.


The Corporation is proud to continue its support of Canadian talent and presents Canadian Songbook concerts at Winter Garden Theatre, Harbourfront Centre Theatre (formerly Enwave Theatre), The Great Hall, and The Rivoli. Showcasing some of the country’s brightest songwriters and performers, Massey Hall presents Jenn Grant, Groenland, Thus Owls, Darrelle London, Amelia Curran, Spencer Burton, Jadea Kelly, Adam Cohen, Kevin Fox, Mo Kenney, The Once, multiple Latin Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba, and An Evening with Oh Susanna.



Live at Massey Hall is a live concert and concert filming series devoted to Canadian artists. With tickets to the live events priced at a symbolic $18.94, a nod to the year of the historic venue’s beginning, the concerts are filmed and later broadcast online at For 2014|15, Massey Hall is proud to announce headlining debuts from Hayden, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, and Shad as part of its exciting second season.


The concerts filmed during its inaugural season start to premiere today at with films featuring Bry Webb and Destroyer. The series, directed by Mitch Fillion, will debut a new film regularly over the coming weeks and will include films including Timber Timbre, Great Lake Swimmers, Cold Specks, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Basia Bulat, and Cœur de pirate. Watch a trailer for Season One of Live at Massey Hall here. The full-length high-quality concert audio that was recorded each evening can be heard on Presenting Sponsor SiriusXM Canada’s stations Iceberg (Sirius 161) and The Verge (XM 173) starting later this fall.




In its fifth season, National Geographic Live returns to Roy Thomson Hall introducing a new 2:00PM Sunday Matinee show in addition to the standard two evening presentations for each speaker. Each presentation features world-renowned photographers and filmmakers who take Toronto audiences behind their adventures and projects for National Geographic. The series kicks off October 5, 6, and 7 with a roar as wildlife photographer Steve Winter presents On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, & Snow Leopards. Full series description can be viewed here.


Jazz at Massey Hall has a great legacy. From the famous concert in 1953 with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell, and Max Roach through to the high profile jazz artists of today, Massey Hall has been home to some of the most legendary concerts in history. The 2014|15 season brings Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood to the Massey Hall stage. Full series description can be viewed here.


The popular Classic Albums Live brings top studio musicians to the Halls as they re-create over four evenings Who’s Next (The Who), Let It Be (The Beatles), Physical Graffiti (Led Zeppelin), and Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) in their entirety. Note for note. Cut for cut.


This season promises Holiday concerts featuring A Barra MacNeils Christmas with Rose Cousins, David Francey, and Lennie Gallant, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Roch Voisine, David Myles, and The Good Lovelies in addition to seasonal traditions such as Toronto Children’s Chorus, Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits, New Year’s Eve Comedy Extravaganza hosted by Tom Green, and New Year’s Day Salute to Vienna.


For a full listing of these and many other new events just announced, please view below or visit



For 16 seasons now, the Corporation’s Arts and Education Outreach Program, Share the Music, has been providing youth of all backgrounds with the opportunity to witness the world’s finest artists in concert at Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall and attend related pre-concert demonstrations and workshops with local musicians. With the help of sponsors and donors, the doors to a world of music and entertainment are opened, often for the first time – and perhaps for life. In addition, Roy Thomson Hall is proud to present its 18th annualChoir and Organconcert series, offered to the public free of charge (all dates listed below), showcasing the Hall’s magnificent Gabriel Kney pipe organ, one of Canada’s largest mechanical-action instruments.



The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, a charitable not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Governors, presents programming that reflects and is widely embraced by the citizens of Toronto and around the world. With public and private support, including from various organizations, foundations, and countless individuals across the globe, the Corporation preserves the legacy and founding vision of the Massey Family, who donated the iconic venue, Massey Hall, as a gift to the city in memory of their son, Charles Albert, himself a musician.



MH = Massey Hall (178 Victoria St.) | Toronto

RTH= Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St.) | Toronto

WGT = Winter Garden Theatre (189 Yonge St.) | Toronto

HCT = Harbourfront Centre Theatre (235 Queens Quay West) | Toronto
TGH = The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. West) | Toronto

RIV = The Rivoli (334 Queen St. West) | Toronto




Chris Isaak

Wed   Aug  27 8:00PM MH


Lewis Black

Fri  Sept  12 8:00PM MH
Charles Bradley and Joss Stone Mon  Sept  15 8:00PM MH
Burton Cummings and Band Thurs  Sept 18 8:00PM MH
Matthew Good and Jay Baruchel Sat  Sept  20 8:00PM MH
Jann Arden Tues  Sept  23 7:30PM MH
Bryan Ferry Thurs  Sept  25 8:00PM MH
Boz Scaggs Sat  Sept  27 8:00PM MH



Thurs  Oct  2 9:00PM RIV
The Blue Dot Tour with David Suzuki and Friends Fri  Oct  3 8:00PM MH
National Geographic Live: Steve Winter Sun  Oct  5 2:00PM RTH
National Geographic Live: Steve Winter Mon  Oct  6 8:00PM RTH
National Geographic Live: Steve Winter Tues  Oct  7 8:00PM RTH
David Gray Tues  Oct  7 8:00PM MH
Jason Mraz and Raining Jane Wed  Oct  8 8:00PM MH
Jason Mraz and Raining Jane Thurs  Oct  9 8:00PM MH
Thus Owls Thurs  Oct  9 9:00PM RIV
Red Bull Flying Bach Thurs  Oct  16 8:00PM MH
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Thurs  Oct  16 8:00PM RTH
London Philharmonic Orchestra Fri  Oct  17 8:00PM RTH
Red Bull Flying Bach Fri  Oct  17 8:00PM MH
Red Bull Flying Bach Sat  Oct  18 8:00PM MH
Red Bull Flying Bach Sun  Oct  19 2:00PM MH
Darrelle London Wed  Oct  22 9:00PM RIV
Sinéad O’Connor Fri  Oct  24 8:00PM MH
Chris Norman Fri  Oct  24 8:00PM RTH
An Evening with Oh Susanna Sat  Oct  25 8:00PM TGH
25th Annual Massed Military Band Spectacular Sun  Oct  26 2:00PM RTH
Agnes Obel Tues  Nov  4 8:00PM HCT
Agnes Obel Wed  Nov  5 8:00PM HCT
Sarah McLachlan Thurs  Nov 6 8:00PM MH
Sarah McLachlan Thurs  Nov  7 8:00PM MH
Christian Festival Concert Fri  Nov  7 7:30PM RTH
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band  & Friends
with special guests Tom Lavin & Powder Blues
Sat  Nov  8 8:00PM MH
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Tues  Nov  11 7:30PM MH
Jadea Kelly Thurs  Nov  13 9:00PM RIV
Jill Barber with special guest Matthew Barber Sat  Nov  15 8:00PM MH
National Geographic Live:
David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes
Sun  Nov  16 2:00PM RTH
National Geographic Live:
David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes
Mon  Nov 17 8:00PM RTH
Adam Cohen Mon  Nov  17 8:00PM HCT
National Geographic Live:
David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes
Tues  Nov  18 8:00PM RTH
Nano Stern Wed  Nov  19 8:00PM HCT
Jenn Grant Thurs  Nov  20 8:00PM HCT
Classic Albums Live
The Who: Who’s Next
Fri  Nov  21 8:00PM MH
Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mutter Virtuosi Fri  Nov  21 8:00PM RTH
Amelia Curran Sat  Nov  22 8:00PM HCT
Women’s Blues Revue Sat  Nov  22 8:00PM MH
Kevin Fox Wed  Nov  26 9:00PM RIV
Gordon Lightfoot Thurs  Nov  27 8:00PM MH
Spencer Burton Thurs  Nov  27 9:00PM RIV
Gordon Lightfoot Fri  Nov  28 8:00PM MH
Gordon Lightfoot Sat  Nov  29 8:00PM MH


Itzhak Perlman

Mon  Dec  1 8:00PM RTH
Steve Hackett Tues  Dec  2 8:00PM MH
St  Michael’s Choir School Sat  Dec  6 7:30PM MH
St  Michael’s Choir School Sun  Dec  7 3:00PM MH
The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show Mon  Dec  8 8:00PM RTH
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood Fri  Dec  12 8:00PM MH
A Barra MacNeils Christmas Sat  Dec  13 8:00PM MH
Free Noon-Hour Concert: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto Wed Dec 17 12:00PM RTH
David Myles Wed  Dec  17 8:00PM HCT
Roch Voisine Fri  Dec  19 8:00PM MH
Toronto Children’s Chorus Sat  Dec  20 2:00PM RTH
The Good Lovelies Sat  Dec 20 8:00PM HCT
The Good Lovelies Sun  Dec  21 2:00PM HCT
Tafelmusik Sing-Along Messiah Sun  Dec  21 2:00PM MH
Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits Wed  Dec  31 7:00PM RTH
New Year’s Eve Comedy Extravaganza
hosted by Tom Green
Wed  Dec  31 7:30PM MH


Salute to Vienna 20th Anniversary Gala Concert

Thurs  Jan  1 2:30PM RTH
Classic Albums Live
The Beatles: Let It Be
Fri  Jan  30 8:00PM RTH
Master Shajarian Sat  Jan  31 8:00PM RTH


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsalis

Wed  Feb  11 8:00PM MH
Jim Brickman Wed  Feb  11 8:00PM WGT
Live at Massey Hall:
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith
& Hayden
Sat  Feb  28 8:00PM MH


Classic Albums Live
Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti

Fri  Mar  6 8:00PM MH
Video Games Live: Bonus Round! Sat  Mar  7 7:30PM MH
National Geographic Live:
Mike Libecki & Cory Richards
Sun  Mar  8 2:00PM RTH
National Geographic Live:
Mike Libecki & Cory Richards
Mon  Mar  9 8:00PM RTH
National Geographic Live:
Mike Libecki & Cory Richards
Tues  Mar  10 8:00PM RTH
Free Noon-Hour Concert: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto with
North Toronto C.I. Choral Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra
Wed Mar 11 12:00PM RTH
Colin James Wed  Mar  11 8:00PM MH
Camané Fri  Mar  13 8:00PM WGT
The Once Wed  Mar  18 8:00PM WGT
Mo Kenney Sat  Mar  21 8:00PM HCT
Harry Manx Thurs  Mar  26 8:00PM WGT
Live at Massey Hall: Shad Fri  Mar  27 8:00PM MH


Shane Koyczan

Tues  Apr  7 8:00PM HCT
Alex Cuba Fri  Apr  10 8:00PM WGT
Gerry Dee Mon  Apr  13 7:30PM MH
Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock Tues  Apr 14 8:00PM MH
Free Noon Hour Concert: ORIANA Women’s Choir Tues Apr 21 12:00PM RTH
Buddy Guy with special guest Quinn Sullivan Fri  Apr  24 8:00PM MH
Classic Albums Live
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
Sat  Apr  25 8:00PM MH
Jay Leno Thurs  Apr  30 8:00PM MH

MAY ‘15

Evgeny Kissin

Fri  May 1 8:00PM RTH
Ron Sexsmith
with very special guest Alejandra Ribera
Sat  May 2 8:00PM MH
National Geographic Live:
Pete McBride
Sun  May 3 2:00PM RTH
National Geographic Live:
Pete McBride
Mon  May 4 8:00PM RTH
National Geographic Live:
Pete McBride
Tues  May 5 8:00PM RTH
Whitehorse Fri  May 8 8:00PM MH
Bobby McFerrin
Bobby Meets Canada: Toronto!
Sat  May 30 8:00PM RTH
JUNE ‘14      
Free Noon-Hour Concert: Toronto Children’s Chorus Chamber Choir Mon Jun 8 12:00PM RTH
Pink Martini Tues  Jun  30 8:00PM RTH


Select programming from The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Media Development Corporation.


The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall is grateful for the support of its venue, program, and event sponsors.


view and download:

2014|15 Season Trailerhere
2014|15 Interactive digital brochure here
Live at Massey Hall Season One Trailer here



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Roy Thomson Hall is proud to be home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and host venue of the Toronto International Film Festival Gala Screenings. Please visit for full season information and for full festival information.


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