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Music Gallery

The Music Gallery is one of Toronto most loved venues for live music. No longer located in an old Church on John Street just north of Queen, The Music Gallery now operates mainly out of 918 Bathurst.


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  • January 28

    Hosted by Joe Strutt and Fahmid Nibesh

    We start 2018 with a look back at a chapter of our past with great relevance to our present: the Music Gallery’s fondly remembered but incompletely chronicled 179 Richmond St. West venue.

    Within the venue’s custom-remodeled interior, Artistic Director Jim Montgomery programmed well over 100 shows a year. With such frenzied activity, documentation (as...

  • February 10

    The Music Gallery and Native Women in the Arts Present

    Mother Tongue

    Part of the Kwe Performance Series

    featuring Joanne Shenandoah + Salia Joseph & Kwiigay + Nelson Tagoona

    A musical showcase empowering Indigenous languages

    Language connects us to our identity, to our past, to our future, and to each other. There is a movement within Indigenous communities across Turtle Island t...

  • March 2

    The Music Gallery presents

    Emergents II: Duo Holz + VC2

    part of the Emergents Series

    This duo of duos offers a kaleidoscope of sounds and vibrations for the first Emergents of 2018. Violinist Aysel Taghi-Zada and percussionist Michael Murphy are Duo Holz. Duo Holz made their debut only last year in January 2017 when they performed at the opening of the new Yamaha Recital Hall at Atelie...

  • March 9

    The Music Gallery and Dancemakers present

    multiform(s) + Open Fortress

    Friday March 9 & Saturday March 10, 2018

    “(Amanda Acorn) creates intimate, sensorial encounters presented in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. She dips into the inexhaustible energy of movements repeated ad infinitum… multiform(s) hypnotizes.

    A vibrant, moving tableau inspired by the vivid pigments of ...

  • March 10

    The Music Gallery and Dancemakers present

    multiform(s) + Open Fortress

    Friday March 9 & Saturday March 10, 2018

    “(Amanda Acorn) creates intimate, sensorial encounters presented in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. She dips into the inexhaustible energy of movements repeated ad infinitum… multiform(s) hypnotizes.

    A vibrant, moving tableau inspired by the vivid pigments of ...

  • April 6

    The Music Gallery and Musicworks Magazine present

    History Series: Creative Music Journalism

    The documentation of Toronto’s creative music through the written word has been crucial to its definition and wider exposure.

    Evolving from occasional coverage of jazz and “new” music in major newspapers during the 50s and 60s, experimental music found dedicated outlets in publications such as C...

  • April 6

    The Music Gallery presents

    Emergents III: The Music of Ken Aldcroft

    Part of the Emergents series

    Guitarist, composer and community organizer Ken Aldcroft is fondly remembered by improvisers in Toronto old and young. Since his untimely death in 2016, saxophonist and member of Ken’s Convergence Ensemble Karen Ng has been sorting through his music in the hopes of cataloging it all.

    Ken...

  • April 29

    The Music Gallery presents

    Not The Music feat. John Butcher + Mercury Duo

    “Unlike an older generation that came to improvisation via free jazz, Butcher cut any vestigial ties with the vocabulary of jazz saxophone; this is improvised saxophone, not jazz.” – BBC

    With their gentle noise and fractured linearity, Not The Music, Rimouski improviser Éric Normand and Montreal counterpart Phili...

  • May 5

    The Music Gallery and Subtle Blend present:

    Emergents IV: Pursuit Grooves + 2nd Son + Naman Cale

    Curated by Mario Anzola

    Part of the Emergents Series

    Our final Emergents of the season is a journey through the cosmic rhythm tapestries of the Subtle Blend producer showcase/label.

    The showcase began in 2013 when founder Mario Anzola started a night to book local artists performing o...

  • May 26

    The Music Gallery presents

    Deep Listening Intensive, featuring Anne Bourne

    This season, we are pleased to host two Deep Listening Intensives conducted by Anne Bourne. Our first session took place during our X Avant festival last fall. This session opens up the airy, light-filled environs of 918 Bathurst’s Sun Room to the public for a springtime celebration and/or contemplation.

    The mis...

  • May 26

    The Music Gallery presents

    Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra

    In recent years, the Music Gallery has devoted more time and resources to the presentation of adventurous, participatory musical systems. We have seen scores of local musicians from all walks of life learn from the masterful musical concepts of the likes of Pauline Oliveros, Adam Rudolph, Roscoe Mitchell and Katy Payne.

    We cont...

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