Salon 21

“It’s a uniquely generous act of musical and social education—and a whole lot of fun!”

Sheila Wawanash (on Salon 21)


Join us at the Gardiner Museum on the third Friday of every month, as we explore and discover contemporary Canadian and international composers and performers, along with special guests from the literary and visual art communities, in an informal and welcoming atmosphere.

As with the French Salons of the 18th and 19th centuries, Salon 21 aims to provide a public forum for the exploration and enjoyment of Canadian culture. Join us, enjoy a glass of wine in the beautiful café at the Gardiner Museum, meet new friends, and participate in this unique gathering.

Meet and mingle:7:00 pm
Presentation begins: 7:30 pm
Evening concludes: 8:30 pm

Registration is free, but you are required to register in advance to obtain tickets. Registration begins one month prior to each event. Please visit our current season of Salon 21 programming for schedules and registration.

Salon 21 is made possible by a generous partnership with the Gardiner Museum. 


Salon 21


Join us for Icarus and the Creation of a Modern Opera on May 9. Performances and discussion by Soundstreams, Tarragon and Tapestry New Opera illustrating what it takes to present new music theatre.