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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Commemorate Truth & Reconciliation: Tomson Highway, Rebecca Cuddy, Sarain Fox, and more


Dance Indigenous Music Performance Singing Truth and Reconciliation
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Koerner Hall

Toronto, ON



Offered in English and Cree.

Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and offers audio description.


The Royal Conservatory starts the new Koerner Hall concert season by honouring the lives and knowledge of Indigenous people. Dancer, storyteller, and activist Sarain Fox guides an evening that includes Juno Award nominee Nimkii; then Rebecca Cuddy sings a song cycle by composer Ian Cusson and poet Marylin Dumont (all Métis) accompanied by the New Orford String Quartet and Philip Chiu; and Tomson Highway unveils his irreverent and freewheeling “Cree Country” band with singer Patricia Cano. Co-curated with Denise Bolduc.

Tickets are free, available starting 2 weeks before the event. Ticket reservation required.

Free tickets available starting from 10am on Friday, September 16, 2022.

This event will also be available to watch online via a free livestream.

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line, 1-800-721-0066, is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.



The Royal Conservatory of Music / Koerner Hall

KOERNER HALL at The Royal Conservatory of Music

Koerner Hall is “The greatest venue in this city” and “magnificent in its acoustics as much as in its design” (Toronto Star). Every concert season offers more than 90 spectacular performances by the world’s top classical, jazz, roots, and world music artists from around the globe.