NEWS – The 2024 Career Development Award Competition

Nine young Canadian classical musicians embarking on performing careers, from all over Canada, and playing a range of instruments, have been selected by CBC producers. The winner of the $25,000 award will be announced at Music in the Afternoon on March 7, 2024.
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From its origin in 1898 as a small group of local women musicians creating performance opportunities for themselves, the WMCT has evolved into a major Toronto arts presenter of emerging and established Canadian and international artists, welcoming everyone to performances of great chamber music.

Surviving and Thriving

Music in the Afternoon flourished through the flu pandemic of 1918-1919, two World Wars, and in 2020-2022 another devastating virus, offering superb chamber music for everyone.

Season at a Glance

Oct. 5/23 | Faure Quartett
Nov. 16/23 | Tesla Quartet
March 7/24 | Dominic Desautels
April 4/24 | Francine Kay
May 2/24 | Joyce El-Khoury

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Not Just Concerts

Scholarships to post-secondary students, the $25,000 Career Development Award, and an annual new work Commission stimulate Toronto cultural life.

Next Concert

Thursday, October 5

The musicians of the Fauré Quartett are pioneers. After they met during their studies in 1995 in Karlsruhe for the 150th anniversary of Gabriel Fauré, they realized that the piano quartet offered new insights into undiscovered repertoire. They have made highly regarded benchmark-recordings of works by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn and pop songs by Peter Gabriel and Steely Dan.

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