Ko­erner Hall

DINE and Destinations - - TORONTO -

Stretched out in spa­cious comfy seat­ing at The Royal Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic, I sit back and watch Mavis Sta­ples per­form in this in­ti­mate set­ting as though we, the au­di­ence, are in her liv­ing room. “Ko­erner Hall’s acous­tics and aes­thet­ics have a way of en­velop­ing singers’ voices, giv­ing them a warm blan­ket of sound, and a clar­ity of sound at the same time,” ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Per­form­ing Arts, Mer­von Me­hta, tells me. De­signed in the tra­di­tion of the clas­sic “shoe­box” venues of Eu­rope, this is acous­tic per­fec­tion. Lay­ered rib­bons of wood, an acous­tic re­flec­tor, per­for­mance light­ing and tech­ni­cal bridges form a float­ing ceil­ing canopy for the 1,135 seats be­low. Clas­si­cal, jazz, pop, opera, and world mu­sic are all show­cased here. Watch for the in­au­gu­ral 21C Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, run­ning May 21 to May 25, where fear­less mu­si­cians and com­posers de­liver fresh new sounds and ideas.

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