Patrice Dutil discusses the history and symbolism of Massey Hall in Toronto with David McPherson, the author of Massey Hall (Dundurn Press). Together they examine the origins of the building as a gift to the city from Hart Massey and its evolution as an iconic building with a unique significance in the entertainment and social history of Toronto. Many key events are reviewed as well as its architectural transitions as it sought to respond to the city’s needs. Among the artists mentioned are Nana Mouskouri, the Mendelsohn Choir, the Toronto Symphony, and the famous Jazz concert of May 1953, The podcast was produced by Jessica Schmidt.
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