Classical music performances in Toronto

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Welcome to the 118th season of the Women’s Music Club of Toronto’s Music in the Afternoon, a five-concert series of first-class classical chamber music featuring a dynamic combination of Canadian musicians and international artists, established performers and soon-to-be greats. The WMCT is renowned for presenting music of the highest quality encompassing a wide of range of instruments (including the voice) and repertoire from the Baroque and Classical periods to the 21st century.

The 2015-16 season will not disappoint!

The first concert, on October 15 features the unusual combination of harp and string quartet – Caroline Léonardelli and the Afiara Quartet – performing French and Canadian music as well as Beethoven’s late and great String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135. Next up, highly acclaimed mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard takes to the stage with pianist Vlad Iftinca on November 19 in a program of music from the Americas. On March 3 the Daedalus Quartet with clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois will perform a piece by Scottish composer James MacMillan alongside well-known works by Sibelius and Brahms. Dannthology, the title of the concert on April 7, features an eclectic program with the much-celebrated violist Steven Dann, with friends and family. This concert also includes the WMCT annual commissioned composition, this year by internationally-renowned Canadian composer, Zosha Di Castri. In the final concert on May 5 the brilliant young Russian-British pianist Pavel Kolesnikov will perform keyboard favourites by C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

Concerts are in Walter Hall, U of T (Museum Subway)
Thursday afternoons at 1:30 pm.

2015-2016 Season at a glance

  • Oct.15, 2015: Caroline Léonardelli, harp & Afiara String Quartet
  • Nov. 19, 2015: Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano & Vlad Iftinca, piano
  • March 3, 2016: Daedalus String Quartet & Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
  • April 7, 2016: Dannthology – Steven Dann, viola & company
  • May 5, 2016: Pavel Kolesnikov, piano