We’ve been here before… and we’ve survived

The Women’s Musical Club of Toronto has been holding Music in the Afternoon concerts since well before the flu pandemic of 1918-1919. We have endured two World Wars, depressions and recessions, and in 2020-21 another devastating virus. We will survive this one too.

April 1, 2021 | 1.30 pm | A Video Event On-Demand until April 25
VIANO STRING QUARTET : Lucy Wang, Hao Zhou, violins, Aiden Kane, viola, Tate Zawadiuk, cello

Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where they are Ensemble-in-Residence through the 2020-21 season, the quartet was a winner of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competiton. As part of the BISQC prize, the quartet will be in residence at the Meadows School of Music at the Southern Methodist University for the 2022-23 season.
Their performance for Music in the Afternoon of Schubert’s Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden,” and Entr’acte by Caroline Shaw, youngest winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music, will be available April 1-25 on the Music in the Afternoon YouTube channel.

Five Extraordinary Concerts | 123rd Season | 2020-2021


Joyce El Khoury

May, 2021 | 1.30 pm (Note Date Change) A Video Event

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