Music in the Barns has carved out a new wave of visionary classical concerts in Toronto and beyond. 


Founded in 2008 by Artistic Director Carol Gimbel, Music in the Barns is rewriting the rule book for classical music in the 21st century. Specializing in multi-media, site-specific "installation concerts," Music in the Barns transforms spaces into uniquely immersive, live concert experiences. The company has produced critically acclaimed performances in some of Toronto’s most iconic locations, including the landmark building Artscape Wychwood Barns (with a 7,500 sq. ft. Mainspace), legendary The Drake Hotel’s “Underground," and The Academy of Lions. Most recently, their #1000Strings project garnered international attention, bringing together over 1000 performers and onlookers of all ages in Yonge-Dundas Square. The company's most recent project, Song of Extinction, a film and live score concert premiered in June 22, 2016 at the massive 400,000 sq. ft. Hearn Generating Station as part of Luminato's tenth anniversary season.


Our Team

Carol Gimbel
Founder, Artistic Director

Amy Gottung

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Ayelen Liberona
Production Design

David Schotzko
Artistic Development


Thank you to our supporters

The Printing House

Quest Audio/Visual

Yamaha Canada

University of Toronto - School of the Environment

Ontario Arts Council

Toronto Arts Council

Canada Council for the Arts


Symphony in the Barns

Artscape Event Services

Pocket Concerts

Councillor Joe Mihevc

Carolyn Bennett, MP

The Social Collective