Free Concert Series


The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, presented by TD Bank Group, takes place in one of Toronto's most breathtaking and intimate spaces. The diverse city that inspires and unites us is the ever-changing backdrop seen from the beautiful Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, where artists from around the world share their talent and passion.

In light of the ongoing impact of COVID-19, this season’s series will begin as a three-day digital Festival, premiering in early 2021. Experience an incredible variety of genres — all for free! 

Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions mandated for performing arts venues across Ontario, the COC has temporarily halted all filming scheduled for the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, in full compliance with local government and health authorities. This pause currently affects both our Solo Spotlights series and Free Concert Series Digital Festival but we will share revised release dates as soon as they are available. We look forward to sharing more opera experiences with our audiences soon and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this evolving situation together.

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  • Operating Grants

    The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is presented by:

    The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is supported by the Free Concert Series Endowment Fund, established in honour of Richard Bradshaw by an anonymous donor.

                                                                         

  • Chris Hutcheson

    Chris is a Toronto-based photographer, specializing in live performance and event photography, including (but not limited to!) opera, cabaret, burlesque, rodeos and wrestling. He is particularly interested in moments when the performer is fully engaged in their performance and how that relates to their connection with the audience. 

    Chris has made images for the Canadian Opera Company since 2008, including the Free Concert Series, mainstage performances and other events. His work has been featured in media outlets and publications in Canada, the United States and England. 

    Chris is also an experienced fine art printer. His fine art landscape and performance photography is in private, public and corporate collections.

    chrishutcheson.com


    Karen E. Reeves
    That photography blurs the boundaries of time has always inspired me. A single moment borrowed in the now instantly becomes the past in order for it to be shared into the future.

    Each performance in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is particularly unique and I strive to capture the subtle energy of those special moment and hold them still.

    www.dragonflyimagery.ca

  • Joanna Majoko, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Joanna Majoko, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Taylor Academy Chamber Orchestra, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Taylor Academy Chamber Orchestra, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Kamancello, photo: Ian McIntosh
    Kamancello, photo: Ian McIntosh
    Sofya Gulyak, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Sofya Gulyak, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Simona Genga, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Simona Genga, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Rosebud String Quartet, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Rosebud String Quartet, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Nagata Schachu, photo: Dan Truong
    Nagata Schachu, photo: Dan Truong
    VC2 Cello Duo, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    VC2 Cello Duo, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Sarah Neufeld, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Sarah Neufeld, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Ballet Creole, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Ballet Creole, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Anna-Sophie Neher, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Anna-Sophie Neher, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Jeremy Dutcher, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Jeremy Dutcher, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Muse 9 Productions, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Muse 9 Productions, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Andrew Love, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Andrew Love, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Joella Pinto, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Joella Pinto, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Tomson Highway and Patricia Cano, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Tomson Highway and Patricia Cano, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Toronto Chinese Orchestra, photo: Dan Truong
    Toronto Chinese Orchestra, photo: Dan Truong
    Simone McIntosh, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Simone McIntosh, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Holla Jazz, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Holla Jazz, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Rich Brown, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Rich Brown, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Eliana Cuevas, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Eliana Cuevas, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    Heather Bambrick Quintet, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Heather Bambrick Quintet, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Heather Bambrick, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Heather Bambrick, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Artists of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Artists of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Canada's Ballet Jorgen, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Canada's Ballet Jorgen, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    inDANCE, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    inDANCE, photo: Chris Hutcheson
    V'ni Dansi's Louis Riel Metis Dancers, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    V'ni Dansi's Louis Riel Metis Dancers, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Turboprop, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Turboprop, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Marion Newman, photo: Lara Hintelmann
    Marion Newman, photo: Lara Hintelmann
    Ensemble Jeng Yi, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Ensemble Jeng Yi, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Artists of The Glenn Gould School, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Artists of The Glenn Gould School, photo: Karen E. Reeves
    Dimitry Ivashchenko, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Dimitry Ivashchenko, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Miranda Mulholland, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Miranda Mulholland, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Peggy Baker Dance Projects, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Peggy Baker Dance Projects, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Mike Downes Trio, photo: Kevin Lloyd
    Mike Downes Trio, photo: Kevin Lloyd

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