November 12, 2020 | 1.30 pm
Music in the Afternoon
Live streamed from Walter Hall

MICHAEL BRIDGE, accordion; Kornel Wolak, clarinet, with VC2 cellist Amahl Arulanandam
Arrangements of familiar and unfamiliar works,
plus a WMCT-commissioned premiere by
Anna Pidgorna

Five Extraordinary Concerts | 123rd Season | 2020-2021

Joyce El Khoury

March 4, 2021 | 1.30 pm

JOYCE EL-KHOURY, soprano; Serouj Kradjian, piano
Part of an expansive project involving national music and instrumentalists from the home countries (Lebanon, Armenia) of these artists. Songs by Bizet, Fauré, Chausson, Ravel and Saint-Saëns reflect Lebanon’s former colonial power, and twentieth-century Lebanese songs in Arabic demonstrate the vital culture of this jewel of the east.     MORE

April 1, 2021 | 1.30 pm

ERIC LU, piano
A solo piano recital of Mozart, Schubert, Chopin and Scriabin returns us to standard repertoire, with a brilliant performer.  Mr. Lu first came to international attention as a prize-winner at the 2015 Chopin International Competition in Warsaw aged just 17, becoming one of the youngest laureates in the history of the competition.  In 2018 he won First Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition. He made his BBC Proms debut the following year and is currently a member of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artist scheme.  MORE

May 6, 2021 | 1.30 pm

For this concert the WMCT is thrilled to take advantage of an unprecedented opportunity provided by the unique result of the most recent Banff International String Quartet Competition. Two string quartets tied for the 1st prize! Each quartet will perform a work of their choice in the first half and then together present Mendelssohn’s famous octet for the second. This promises to provide a spectacular lift to the season – a season experience already well spiced with diversity and innovation. .   MORE

June 24, 2021 | 1.30 pm (rescheduled from October 8, 2020)

RAMON ORTEGA QUERO, oboe; Annika Treutler, piano
The season closes with a rarity – a recital appearance by an oboist, indeed by one of the foremost oboists in the world. Offering a program of Ravel, both Schumanns (Clara and Robert), Snr. Ortega’s countryman De Falla, and Borne’s Carmen Fantasy, the music will range wiely, providing everything from fireworks to depth. MORE