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Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Features resources for educators and people of all ages in several diverse and broad-based categories: Art, Dance, Music, Theatre, Media, and More. Subsections include Film and Photography, as well as offerings from Indigenous arts organizations. All tools and activities are free of charge, and available to everyone. Created and curated by representatives from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada’s National Ballet School, Harbourfront Centre, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Prologue Performing Arts, The Royal Conservatory of Music, TO Live, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Young People’s Theatre, with the support of the City of Toronto, and in consultation with arts educators from various school boards. Visit to learn more about this exciting collaborative initiative.

Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Every Friday Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from lockdown in his studio in Kensington Market, Toronto. The show is timed so that West Coast residents can sit in for a late lunch (1pm PDT), people in Toronto/Ottawa/NYC can join in the late afternoon (4pm EDT) and friends in Edinburgh and throughout the UK can kick off their Friday night (9pm BST/UTC+1; later in Europe ...). Watch for special requests and dedications, birthday shout-outs, and a few opinions. But, mostly, lots of music! Tune in to Kevin's Facebook page on Friday here If you can't join live, the video will be available afterwards on Kevin's page. And each week's episode is archived on his YouTube channel here.

Beaches Jazz Festival. Starts July 17 at 6pm. Free streaming from July 17 to 26. In support of the Michael Garron Hospital front line workers. Join us for 9 days of incredible free virtual performances, workshops, lectures and so much more! Grab your favourite drink and festival snack and get ready for nine days of unreal programming...all from the comfort of your own home! Streamed online on our, YouTube, Facebook Live and IGTV. For more information, e-mail here.

Canadian Brass: welcomes friends around their virtual fireplace for learning and laughs. All events take place on

NEW!! Canadian Opera Company. The Hadrian Watch Party. Aug 10 at 6:30pm. For the first time ever, audiences around the world will have a special opportunity to watch the Canadian Opera Company’s 2018 world premiere production of Hadrian, in full, online. In partnership with Montréal Pride Festival, the COC is hosting a free, one-night-only digital stream of the modern grand opera. The Hadrian Watch Party helps kick off one week of virtual Pride events and will feature a live Q&A session with both the composer and celebrated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor, a giant in Canadian theatre. The ground-breaking production puts an overdue spotlight on one of history’s greatest romances between Hadrian, ruler of the Roman Empire, and his beloved Antinous. The opera's all-star cast includes American baritone Thomas Hampson as Hadrian, Canadian tenor Isaiah Bell as Antinous, Finnish soprano Karita Mattila as Plotina, and Canadian soprano Ambur Braid as Sabina. Director Peter Hinton is joined by an accomplished Canadian creative team; striking sets, paired with dramatic lighting and rich costume design, create an ethereal experience, fully transporting a 21st-century audience into this ancient, and important, story. The evening’s streamed performance will feature cinematic, multi-camera footage, bringing audiences closer than ever to the production’s blockbuster soloists, the renowned COC Orchestra, led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, and the COC Chorus, led by Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst. This digital event is free but requires advance registration at Throughout the performance, audience members can tweet questions for the live Q&A to follow, using the hashtag #HadrianWatchParty. Hadrian is sung in English and Latin and will be streamed by the COC with English subtitles.

Classical Jukebox Founded as a response to the days of COVID-19 social separation, this site is designed to provide you the ability to sing and perform your favorite classical pieces from the comfort of your own home, with accompaniments by organ and piano accompanist, Matthew Larkin. In addition, Classical Jukebox offers another service - assisting with the creation of Virtual Choirs and virtual choir videos for those missing that collaborative and artistic outlet in their lives.

Collingwood Summer Music Festival. Virtual Concerts. Artistic Director Daniel Vnukowski is running a series of FREE virtual concerts throughout the summer months. For information: 705-300-2405 or Visit for information about the virtual concerts.

NEW!! Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites Series: James O’Callaghan. Featuring an excerpt from the World Premiere performance of Not non-other. Conducted by Alex Pauk and performed by Esprit Orchestra in Koerner Hall on Feb 26, 2020. Watch the video here. Watch the composer in conversation with Alex Pauk on Soundbites Insights here.

Harbourfront Centre. Summer Music in the Garden at Home. Starts July 5, every Sunday at 4pm and Thursday at 7pm. Just as our gardens come to life again, so too does the music of Toronto. Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Music in the Garden series is virtual this year, bringing the sounds of the Toronto Music Garden right to your home. Featuring artists from Ontario, Quebec and around the world. Music by Bach, Ravel, Borodin and Telemann are accompanied by meditative raags and ancient lute techniques. Sign up for reminders at to remain up to date on concerts and even a few surprises. For information 905-973-4000. Website:

International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. IF 2020. Aug 8 at 8pm. An all-night, online celebration of improvisational arts that will feature video performances from 150+ artists from 15+ countries. This 24-hour festival is free to attend and will feature a dynamic array of improvisational artists, including musicians, spoken word poets, dancers, and theatre practitioners.

Kingston Symphony. Finale of Beethoven’s Third Symphony (Eroica). Forty members of the orchestra perform the finale of the Eroica, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 while in isolation in their homes. To view the virtual performance, please click on For more information on the Kingston Symphony, please visit

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony  Friday Night with the KWS. Online broadcasts of archival concerts every Friday at 8pm. Select broadcasts will feature video and others will be audio-only. Content for each concert will be announced each week via KWS social media platforms. and

Koerner Hall CONCERTS FROM HOME There are more than 25 classical, jazz, and roots music concerts currently available online. Check out the available items here.

NEW!! Christopher Lee. Livestream Recital. July 26 at 2:15pm. A livestream recital for flute and piano with Christopher Lee (flute) and Deborah Hui (piano). Broadcasting from a downtown Toronto church with no audience. Music by Mahler, Beethoven, Heggie, Dvorak, Sarasate, and Silva. This is a ticketed event. Price: $6. A YouTube link will be sent to ticket holders on the day of the event. Visit here for tickets.

Danny Michel. Live From Lockdown Sundays. A weekly live, interactive online concert on Sundays at 3pm, on ZOOM from his studio in the woods. Unlike Facebook live, fans can see each other, interact, chat, play along & be a part of the show. Buy a ticket for $7.00, get a private link in your email and join the party on Zoom (free download available)

Music Gallery at Home. Summer Reruns featuring Bandcamp watch-parties on Fridays at 7pm and talks on Mondays at 7pm. 

Aug 7 - Bandcamp Watch Party: SlowPitchSound (MG Remixed, 2016) + co-presented with IF: Improvisation Festival.

Aug 10 - Forward Together (X Avant Festival 2019). Moderated by Del Cowie, with Cheryl Duvall (Thin Edge New Music Collective), Ange Loft (YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN), Chelsea McBride (Socialist Night School) and Keysha Freshh (The Sorority).

All performances and talks will be streamed live via the Music Gallery Facebook Page and

NEW!! Music Toronto. First Virtual Concert. July 18 at 8pm. Live stream our first virtual concert – your only chance to hear the Gryphon Trio in concert from The Isabel, the wonderful chamber music theatre in Kingston. Program - Haydn: Piano Trio No.32 in A. David Braid: 9 Episodes from Isolation (a new work in response to the coronavirus). Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.2 in c. Visit our website.

New Music Concerts. NMC Media Archives. Available now. A NMC performance on Apr 12, 1987, of Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) at the Premiere Dance Theatre with renowned puppeteer Bil Baird's marionettes. Max Ferguson, narrator; Bill Baird's Marionettes directed by Peter Baird; Stanley McCartney, clarinet; Peter Lutek, bassoon; James Spragg, cornet; Robert Aitken, conductor. Follow along with the score here and visit here for the video.

NEW!! New Music Concerts. Sonic Gace: An NMC Audio Diary. Our next post is by Canadian pianist Stephanie Chua. As a musician with incredible skill and expressive capability, Stephanie has championed many Canadian works, including several commissions.Watch and listen here

Opera Revue. Isolation Series. Comic operatic duo Danie Friesen and Claire Harris film and record operatic parodies as well as legit opera and art song for a weekly release. This week features a long distance collaboration with two singers in Glasgow, Scotland. Platforms: Facebook/Youtube. Join us every Saturday. For info:

NEW!! Orchestra Toronto. Triumvirate. July 24 at 8pm. Three amazing musicians have come together to offer a one-of-a-kind fund-raising recital to benefit Orchestra Toronto. Violinist Corey Gemmell, cellist Tom Mueller, and pianist Richard Herriott will come together to perform an exclusive online recital, with a twist. Our Triumvirate will perform solo and trio works by Bach, Khachaturyan, and Shostakovich. But if you want to hear any more from them, you'll have to bid on one of five possible encores! You'll receive exclusive access to our online recital, live from the University Club Toronto, and hosted by Music Director Michael Newnham. We look forward to a lively evening of music and good cheer. On the program: Bach: Sonata in a BWV1003; Suite for Cello No.4 in E-flat BWV1010; Khachaturian: Toccata; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in e Op. 67. Purchase tickets here. But wait, there could be more! Audience members will have the opportunity to bid to hear our Triumvirate play up to three encores from the following list:

  1. Elgar: Salut d’amour
  2. Bach: Air on the G string
  3. Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
  4. Joplin: The Entertainer
  5. Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5

Bid on encores here

Orchestre Métropolitain. Live stream of Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1-8. On the websites of Orchestre Métropolitain and Bourgie Hall over the course of the summer of 2020. and

Ottawa Chamberfest. Chamber Chats: At Home / Chez vous. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Hosted by celebrated broadcaster/writer Eric Friesen. Interactive episodes combine chat with pre-recorded and live performances and feature guest artists and lecturers from all over the world. For information: 613-234-8008. Website:

Recollectiv: Currently holding on-line meetings. A unique musical group made up of people affected by memory challenges caused by illness (such as dementia) or brain injury (stroke, PTSD, etc.) and their care partners. Volunteers of all ages also form part of the band, making this a positive intergenerational experience for all. Participation is free with pre-registration. Contact for meeting times, information and registration.

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. a•P•art {of} performance series, every Thursday at 7:30pm on

Small World Music. Bollywood Monster Mashup. Presented by MonstrARTity and TD Bank. July 24 & 25. BMM Facebook page 

Suite Melody Care: virtual performances created for hospital patients and elderly in Canada and the United States to bring them some joy through music during these challenging times, in the safety and comfort of their own rooms and with their own personal devices. The first of these performance videos is available at

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Tafelmusik at Home is a new online concert featuring solo and duo performances. If you can't come to them, they will bring the concert experience to you! Hosted by Tafelmusik musicians from their homes, each program lasts about an hour and combines works that may be new to your ears with music you know and love. Be sure to stay until the end for live Q&A sessions with featured musicians. These concerts are $5, $10, $20 Choose-What-You-Pay, allowing you to pay what you feel is the value of the concert. Join them for this new way to experience the beauty of Tafelmusik.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Throughout the summer, we will continue to gather virtually with you to share beauty and comfort through music of the past. We invite you to participate by following our social media channels or our blog, and using the hashtag #TafelmusikTogether. Visit the blog here.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Together Friday: Behind the Scenes of “Elisa’s Dream.” Tafelmusik's oboist Marco Cera, and production manager David Costello, talk about the process behind our latest Tafelmusik Together video, "Elisa's Midsummer Night's Dream," which conjures an imaginary return to the stage. Visit here

TD Niagara Jazz Festival. The Virtually Possible Festival. May 19-July 18. Featuring nine virtual, captivating, Big Easy-centric “Sessions” (curated and hosted by musician and New Orleans resident Christopher Butcher of “Heavy Weights Brass Band”) that will explore the art, history, food, famous locations and especially the music of New Orleans – sort of a “Mardi Gras 101” that will culminate in the TDNJF’s Mardi Gras event itself on July 18! For the latest information about what's in store for TD NJF’s “Niagara Summer Mardi Gras”, please click on To access the exclusive “Mardi Gras Sessions” hosted by Christopher Butcher, visit here.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Summer Concert Series: A Live-to-Air Weekly Series on JAZZ.FM91. Running from July 3 to August 28, each weekly performance will air live on JAZZ.FM91, every Friday from 5 pm to 6 pm. From now until the spring of next year, the Festival will be offering a variety of ways to support musicians, and for the public to experience live music, through efforts such as the Summer Concert Series, because we know there is nothing better than live music.

The lineup for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series:

July 24: Joanna Majoko Quartet
July 31: OKAN
Aug 7: Alexander Brown Quartet
Aug 14: Joy Lapps Project
Aug 21: Kirk MacDonald Generations Quartet feat. Virginia MacDonald
Aug 28: Donnybrook

NEW!! A Temple Sinai Program. Musical Mondays Hosted by David Eisner. July 20 at 2:00pm. Musical and artistic creativity have been integral parts of the Temple Sinai experience since the beginning. This series gives our members an opportunity to meet some of the talented artists from our Temple family who have contributed in the past and will join us for a new Musical Mondays tradition! Join us for a Musical Mondays interview with Mark Camilleri who has worked as music director for many of our productions and services. For more information visit us online here, email us here or call the Temple Office at 416-487-4161.

Toronto Botanical Gardens. Music in the Garden Series. The first concert will launch on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. with a new performance released every Thursday at 7 p.m. until Labour Day. All concerts can be viewed via the Toronto Botanical Garden's website here. More concerts to be released later this summer. Virtual performances and further information can be found here.

July 23: VC2. Innovative cello duo performing classical masterworks, unknown gems and boundary pushing music.
July 30: Sina Bathaie. Hypnotic Santur performance with a unique approach toward Persian contemporary music.
Aug 6: Digging Roots. Juno-winning First Nations roots-rockers Shoshona Kish and Raven Kanatakta, a unique musical marriage of unvarnished truth and unconditional love.
Aug 13: Amai Kuda and Y Josephine. A tantalizing Afro-Soul combo of folk, roots, desert blues and African continental music that is about healing the earth, our ancestors and ourselves.

Toronto Concert Orchestra. Symphony in Your Garden. All concerts at 7:30pm. Visit here.

July 28 - Around the World in 40 Minutes
Aug 11 - Songs Under the Stars
Aug 25 - Grand Finale: Tribute to Kerry 

Toronto Consort. Explorer: Discovering the World of Early Music. Explorer is a blog for the curious; a place of learning, sharing, and community. This all-new offering will present an assortment of curated content in a range of formats, like original short- or long-form articles, original video and audio recordings, and educational content on relevant topics relating to Early Music, history, and world music, as they relate our beloved repertoire. Visit for further information.

Toronto Operetta Theatre. Video Series: The Rather UNIQUE Voice Lesson from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II. From our most recent production of Johann Strauss II's masterpiece here we have Alfredo (Cian Horrobin) passing his time in jail by giving his bumbling jailer Frosch (Guillermo Silva-Marin) a rather UNIQUE voice lesson. Performed at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Dec 2018/Jan 2019. Enjoy it here! 

Toronto Summer Music is delighted to announce its first-ever online festival! Save the dates: July 16 – August 1, 2020. Since the announcement that we had to cancel our in-person Beethoven Unleashed Festival, we have been working diligently to create a new digital Festival during this unique summer. Thanks to our generous supporters, we have a fabulous lineup of artists and concerts to present, all in high-quality audio and video – from emerging artists to international stars, Kids Concerts to multidisciplinary productions -- there will be something for everyone! We will be announcing full details in early July. Stay tuned by visiting Toronto Summer Music.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra: The TSO Facebook page hosts a regular series on Facebook Live on Tuesday and Friday afternoons called #TSOatHome.The TSO can also be found on Instagram (torontosymphony), onTwitter (@TorontoSymphony),  and YouTube Orchestra members are also represented on Facebook and other platforms. They share content on Facebook (TSO Musicians), Instagram (tsomusicians) and Twitter (@TSOmusicians).  The TSO has also partnered with The Toronto Star for a collection of  “Musical Moments” on Thursdays,

NEW!! University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Summer Thursdays at Noon. All online performances are hosted by Korin Thomas-Smith.

July 23. Leslie Newman. Leslie is the principal flute with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, a post she has held since 2008. As a soloist, Leslie has performed with orchestras across Canada, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra. Leslie lives in Toronto and teaches at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. Program: Méditation from Thäis by Massenet. Free. Register here.

July 30. Gryphon Trio. Gryphon Trio is firmly established as one of the world's preeminent piano trios. For more than 25 years, it has earned acclaim and impressed international audiences with its highly refined, dynamic, and memorable performances. The Trio's repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary, and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia. Performers: Roman Borys, Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker. Program: "Dumky" Trio by Dvořák. Free. Register here.

Aug 6. Russell Braun & Carolyn Maule. Renowned for his luminous voice, baritone Russell Braun rightfully claims his place on the concert, opera and recital stages of the world. Braun is a lecturer in Opera and Resident Operatic Performance Specialist at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Carolyn Maule is much in demand as a vocal accompanist. She has performed as accompanist in London's Wigmore Hall, New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu, the National Arts Centre, and Roy Thomson Hall. Program: Chanson à boire by Ravel. Free. Register here.

Daniel Vnukowski, Piano. On The World's Longest Piano Fazioli F308. July 18, 25, Aug 8, 15, 22 at 3pm. Inspired by Yo-Yo-Ma’s Songs of Comfort project, this special house concert series brings together comforting piano music each Saturday at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern. Each concert uses high-end, professional, audio-visual gear in order to capture the nuances and dynamics of the music. Featuring classical masterworks, lectures, special guests and the occasional improvisation. Visit

VOICEBOX|Opera in Concert. Archival Video Project: The World Premiere Performance of Isis and Osiris: Gods of Egypt. By Peter-Anthony Togni, Composer and Sharon Singer, Book Writer and Librettist. We pay tribute to OIC fans and supporters by launching a series of archival videos promoting the wealth and scope of its diverse and innovative programming of rare operas in Canada.Isis and Osiris are two of four siblings born to the Gods of Egypt. They are not only brother and sister, husband and wife but also rulers as King and Queen. Consumed with envy and greed for power, their brother Seth attempts the murder of Osiris and brings about evil in the land. Watch the video here. Stay tuned for more and be on the lookout for our playbill coming up. Enjoy!

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