Music Appreciation Talks
Enjoy watching and listening to great performances, with insightful background provided by our entertaining and knowledgeable speakers.
The Chamber Music Companion with music educator Keith Lawrence - Explore piano quartets by Brahms, Mozart and Schumann. -
Monday January 21, 28, February 4, 18, 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All the music featured in this series will be performed at the Silk Purse Gallery in January, February and March. For concert details, see their website
The Music and Life of George Gershwin with jazz specialist Neil Ritchie -
Tuesday February 19, 26, March 5 and 12, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung with opera expert Nicolas Krusek -
Wednesday May 1, 8, 15, 29 and June 5, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERTS
The Library's Friday Night Concert Series features a wide spectrum of live music and an interesting mix of performers.
We offer something for every musical taste - from classical piano to jazz quartet, from opera to world music.
Come early for best seating. Concerts are free, open to all, with refreshments generously provided by the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 7 pm. Concerts start at 7:30 and end at approximately 8:45 pm.
NEW! The Orchestra Collection
We are excited to announce a new addition to our music resources. Orchestras can now borrow orchestral sheet music from the Library.
In partnership with Lions Gate Sinfonia, the Library has assumed the stewardship of an orchestral sheet music collection stored for years in the Toronto music library of the CBC.
The new collection is made up of approximately 1,500 works, including standard orchestral repertoire as well as selections hailing from the “Golden Age” of radio. Unique in Canada, this collection will be welcomed by community, school and professional orchestras. For more information, email email@example.com or phone 604.925.7446.
Search the Orchestra Collection in our Catalogue
Lending Terms [PDF]
Registration Form [PDF]
Kodaly Orff Music for Children
An 8 week sampler for preschoolers, offered three times each year. Children experience the joy of making music through song, games, dance and instruments. This program develops skills children will carry with them to further music lessons. For more information contact the Youth Department at 604-925-7408.
and even more to enjoy...
Classical and Naxos Music Libraries that offer a wide selection of music to listen to on your computer
Freegal Music Free downloadable music from Sony Canada
An extensive collection of CDs, classical & popular music performances on DVD
An expanding collection of music books
It is through a generous bequest from Robert Leslie Welsh that we have been able to embark on these musical adventures.