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Countdown to Carnegie

Countdown to Carnegie

Published on June 12, 2024

This online series follows The Royal Conservatory Orchestra and their historic 2024 Carnegie Hall debut.

Comprised of students in the Temerty Orchestral Program at The Glenn Gould School, follow the Royal Conservatory Orchestra's historic journey from The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto to the fabled Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage in New York City on May 7, 2024 as we “Countdown to Carnegie”!

Learn More about the Royal Conservatory Orchestra's Carnegie Hall Debut

Episode 6: The Most Amazing Experience

The Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) “took Manhattan” on May 6 and 7, 2024!  In this final episode of Countdown to Carnegie, follow them on their “most amazing experience” and see why The Toronto Star proclaimed that the RCO turned “Carnegie Hall into Canada House in its stunning debut”.

Episode 5: Something Magical

A comprehensive "Project Week" led to a superb concert in Koerner Hall on May 3! The Carnegie Hall performance takes place on May 7 under the baton of Maestro Peter Oundjian who likens this to being "in the Stanley Cup finals". See why they're ready!

Episode 4: The Beginning of the Dream

Preparations of the Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Kelly-Marie Murphy begin in earnest! The Carnegie Hall debut performance will be led by Conductor Emeritus of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian, and will feature RCM Artist-in-Residence, Stewart Goodyear. 

Episode 3: Nothing is Impossible

Dr. Peter Simon defied expectations 27 years ago and successfully established one of the finest performance training schools in North America - The Glenn Gould School. Its Carnegie Hall debut will be a capstone moment for Dr. Simon who retires in August 2024 after an illustrious 33-year career as President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory.

Episode 2: The Ferrari of Young Orchestras

The calibre of the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) has never been higher with Maestro Earl Lee calling them the "Ferrari" of young orchestras. Learn why in Episode 2 of Countdown to Carnegie!

Episode 1: There is Only One Carnegie Hall 

The excitement begins as students and faculty talk about what the Royal Conservatory Orchestra's Carnegie Hall debut means to them.

The Royal Conservatory Orchestra’s debut at Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage was generously sponsored by: 
Rayla and George Myhal 
and by Robert W. Corcoran and Tim and Frances Price. 
Additional support for the students provided by Mary Jean and Frank Potter.