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Each year, as the moments and memories pile up, we like to take a minute to recognize and thank the incredible and dedicated staff, crew, patrons, artists, and community of leaders who help make Massey Hall so magical – night after night.

Over the past year, among countless happenings, we welcomed over 200,000 people through its famous red doors including more than 1800 students from 44 different GTA schools and community groups at Share the Music workshops and CONTINUE READING >

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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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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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We recently asked our friends at Classic Albums Live to share some of their favourite elements from the albums that they perform. Here, guitar virtuoso Dom Polito demonstrates the mandolin parts from “The Battle of Evermore” for your listening and learning and viewing enjoyment.

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Matt Andersen performs “Make You Stay”

Earlier this year, we asked our friend Matt Andersen to play a song that we could share with you all, in advance of his upcoming Massey Hall headlining debut. The results are a glorious, high-energy, inspired example of what we can look forward to on March 1. Watch here (and embedded below), as Matt performs the tune “Make You Stay” from his album Coal Mining Blues, alone on the historic Massey Hall stage.

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