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Music on Film

Experience the process and ecstasy of transcendent musical performance across time and genre with the fifth edition of our hugely popular Music on Film series, showcasing some of the greatest music docs ever made.

These memorable screenings all include post-film discussions between special guests deeply involved in the docs’ subjects and Mervon Mehta, Artistic Director of the Royal Conservatory of Music, that are sure to illuminate and inspire.

Series Pass: $63 (Members: $54, $42, Free) - BUY NOW
Single Ticket: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free) - see below

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A TODO COLOR

D: Randy Valdes | Cuba, USA | 2016 | 86 min


Through intimate interviews, some of Cuba’s leading artists chronicle their defiant personal journeys that changed the history of their country’s music.

Featuring: Musicians from all-female Cuban jazz sextet Jane Bunnett and Maqueque: Jane Bunnett, Melvis Santa and Magdelys Savigne.

TUE, JAN 31, 6:30 PM - GET TICKETS


WHAT WOULD BEETHOVEN DO?

D: Jonathan Keijser | USA, Canada | 2016 | 75 min

From an international choir connected by YouTube to a string quartet paired with a DJ, this high-energy, optimistic look at the exciting revolution that looks to bring classical music to a 21st century audience.

Featuring: Skratch Bastid, Dinuk Wijeratne and Afiara Quartet, all artists at the forefront of the classical music revolution.

TUE, FEB 28, 6:30 PM - GET TICKETS


I AM THE BLUES

D: Daniel Cross | Canada | 2016 | 106 min | PG

In smoky juke joints and spirited church halls, this musical travelogue immerses us in the heart of the American South, featuring the last of the original blues legends.

Featuring: Raoul Bhaneja from celebrated local blues act Raoul and the Big Time.

TUE, MAR 28, 6:30 PM - GET TICKETS



PAST SCREENINGS

EXIT: MUSIC D: James Murdoch | Canada | 2016 | 82 min
Thousands of musicians were forced to flee Europe with the rise of the Third Reich. Hear the incredible stories of five composers who fled and how their lost masterpieces have been recovered.

A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM
D: Jean Bach | USA | 1994 | 60 min
Zoom in and out of the world-famous “class photograph” of America’s jazz legends, with archival performance footage, remarkable home video and rare interviews with masters present that day.

THIRTY TWO SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD
D: François Girard | Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland | 1993 | 98 min | PG
Through 32 elegantly constructed vignettes, audiences can here glimpse legendary pianist Glenn Gould from artist to financier, humourist to nature-lover, recluse to iconoclast.