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Musical Salon in the Heart of Downtown

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 93 reviews.Toronto, Canada

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Experience hosted by Emily

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Every note we play is just for you!
We'll play a set of music that's interspersed with stories, sitting only a few feet away from us in the comfort of our living room.
- This event is all about enjoying great music, good conversation, and a bite to eat, all in the company of like-minded people.
- The concert program will vary from event to event, and there may also be a surprise guest artist! But you can definitely expect to hear works by master composers such as J.S. Bach and Frederic Chopin, as well as newer pieces by Torontonian composers.
- You'll also get ​insider access to see what life as a working musician is like in Toronto, in our beautiful live/work space. Our place was recently featured in Toronto Life magazine's Live-work space: Inside the super-functional condo of a pair of professional musicians
- For those who are animal lovers, our cat Mortimer is very handsome and friendly, and he never fails to put a smile on your face.
Every note we play is just for you!
We'll play a set of music that's interspersed with stories, sitting only a few feet away from us in the comfort of our living room.
- This event is all about enjoying great music, good conversation, and a bite to eat, all in the company of like-minded people.
- The concert program will vary from event to event, and there may also be a surprise guest artist! But you can definitely expect to hea…

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What's included

  • Food
    Please let us know about if you have dietary restrictions.
  • Drinks
    BYOB, if you would like alcoholic beverages!
From $37
/person
No dates available

Meet your host, Emily

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 93 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are Emily (pianist) and Rory (violist), a pair of professional musicians living in downtown Toronto. Over the past five years, we have presented over 70 intimate chamber music concerts in homes all over Toronto through our successful series, Pocket Concerts. You can catch Emily performing in recitals with some of Canada's finest musicians, and Rory regularly plays with The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. We are both passionate home-cooks, travellers, and founding members of our condo supper club.
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Where you'll be

The evening will take place at Rory and Emily's condo near Queen and University. The condo is our live/work studio, and you will get to get a good glimpse of what life is like for professional musicians in Toronto. We are in the downtown core, close to lots of attractions, restaurants, cafes, bars, and public transit.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 93 reviews.

Katie
March 2020
Emily and Rory put on a fantastic performance! Truly such a unique and special experience to be in an intimate setting with two very talented musicians. An added touch was hearing stories behind the music they were playing. It was also great to ask questions about things I’ve always wondered about the orchestra and classical music in general. Such a great experience and highly recommend to anyone interested in music!
Emily and Rory put on a fantastic performance! Truly such a unique and special experience to be in an intimate setting with two very talented musicians. An added touch was hearing…
John
March 2020
From true music aficionados to casual iPod listeners, there is no one who wouldn’t enjoy such a transcendent and inspiring performance. Emily and Rory truly produce art right in front of you as you sit back and relax in their cozy home. Being able to see the emotion and dedication that these two musicians put into their music in such a close, intimate setting is probably one of the most unique and fulfilling things I’ve ever done. As someone who is moved very deeply by music, this is definitely something I’ll remember forever, and would absolutely partake in again if I’m ever in the area.
From true music aficionados to casual iPod listeners, there is no one who wouldn’t enjoy such a transcendent and inspiring performance. Emily and Rory truly produce art right in fr…
Kateryna
February 2020
Magical, remarkable evening! One of a kind experience which will definitely touch anyone`s soul. Thank you, Emily and Rory, for sharing your amazing talent with us and letting us into your house. We enjoyed it very much!
Rebecca
February 2020
A really lovely experience learning about the music being played, and about Emily and Rory's personal experiences with the music and with being musicians. We really appreciated them welcoming us into their lives and their space and letting us hang out with their very handsome cat Mortimer :).
A really lovely experience learning about the music being played, and about Emily and Rory's personal experiences with the music and with being musicians. We really appreciated the…
Luis
February 2020
My wife and I had a unforgettable time in Emily’s and Rory apartment concert. It was an incredible moment to enjoy their majestic performance and also to know a little bit more of the authors of the pieces they interpreted. We truly recommend this event! For us was a pleasure to feel the music in a different and intimate space, plenty of peace, good vibes, and a cat.
My wife and I had a unforgettable time in Emily’s and Rory apartment concert. It was an incredible moment to enjoy their majestic performance and also to know a little bit more of…
Joe
December 2019
Nice variety of composers and charts ranging from classic to local, original compositions as well. Afterwards it was a nice night of talking music. Very inviting and cozy with a charming view of downtown. I had a very beautiful evening.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

We have a very friendly cat living with us. You don't need to bring anything, but it's BYOB if you'd like to have an alcoholic beverage.