A dancer dancing on the stage of the Desautels Concert Hall

Grand Opening Concert Performers

Join us on Sept. 5, 2024 for the Grand Opening Concert featuring Juno-award winner William Prince [BSc/18]. The evening also includes performances by Canada’s premier coloratura soprano Tracy Dahl, together with soprano Andriana Chuchman [BMus(Perf)/04] and collaborative pianist Laura Loewen, along with The Borealis Piano Trio and the Desautels Jazz Faculty Sextet. Tickets on sale soon.

Grand Opening Concert Series Events

Tickets on sale soon.

  • Grand Opening Concert

    Sept 5

    Featuring William Prince, Tracy Dahl, Andriana Chuchman and others.

  • UM Homecoming Concert

    Sept 18

    Featuring outstanding student, alumni, and faculty performers from the Desautels Faculty of Music.

  • Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra and Tomson Highway

    Oct 19

    Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra hosts Canadian playwright, author and musician, Tomson Highway

  • Dead of Winter

    Oct 20

    Dead of Winter presents Nestaweya as part of the Winnipeg 150 Year of Song celebration

  • The University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble 

    Oct 24

    The University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble
    is known for its first-class repertoire and performing new music for winds, including pieces by Canadian composers.

Interested in being a part of this legacy project?

With your minimum $1,000 gift, a seat in the hall will be named for you.

The Concert Hall’s Take Your Seat campaign offers the community to be part of this legacy project. Donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more will have the opportunity to name a seat in the hall. You will be recognized on an engraved plaque directly on a seat in the Desautels Concert Hall. Make your gift before July 2 to have your seat named in time for the Grand Opening Concert on September 5, 2024.

Secure your seat in the hall

Thank you to our Donors

The late Dr. Marcel Desautels, for whom the concert hall is named, played a leading role in making this project a reality when he made a generous $20 million gift to the faculty, designating $10 million specifically for a new concert hall.

Other generous donors followed his lead. Dr. Michael F.B. Nesbitt and Dr. Gail Asper each made a gift of $2.5 million to the hall.

Getting to the Desautels Concert Hall


Nestled next to the historic Tache Hall, the Desautels Concert Hall's entrance is on Maclean Crescent. The entrance is marked with the iconic Forever Bicycles sculpture by celebrated Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei.

There is ample free parking for events after 4:30 PM and on weekends, just a short stroll from the venue.

Parking Map

Contact Us

Desautels Concert Hall
150 Dafoe Rd
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 6B3 Canada