Women's Musical Club of Toronto

In Memoriam : John D. McNeil

John McNeil died on February 26, 2018.  He was an Honorary Advisor to both the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto and the Foundation, as well as a member of the Investment Committee, since its inception some 18 years ago.

John was the husband of Esther McNeil, founding chair of the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Foundation, and former two-time President of the WMCT.  John advised Esther when she created the Foundation 18 years ago, and was a vital partner in ensuring its successful launch and continuing growth.

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Vivian Fung at Roy Thomson Hall

Two works by Vivian Fung, WMCT’s commissioned composer in 2016, will be performed at Roy Thomson Hall.  Dust Devils on March 3, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian, and Earworms, a newly commissioned work with the National Arts Centre Orchestra conducted by Alexander Shelley, on March 24.  More information.

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George London Award to Emily D’Angelo

Emily D’Angelo, 2016 WMCT Scholarship recipient, currently a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Young Artists Development program, is one of this year’s winners of the George London Foundation Awards.  Read the complete story, written by Sara Schabas, 2012 WMCT Scholarship recipient, in LudwigVan/Toronto.

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Music in the Afternoon invites New Canadians

Music in the Afternoon has just become a performing arts partner in the Cultural Access Pass (CAP) program.  CAP is available to all new Canadians over 18, following their citizenship ceremony, and lasts for one year.  It’s a year of free admission to more than 1,400 Canadian museums, art galleries, and historical sites, plus opportunities to attend concerts, dance and other events by performing arts partners right across Canada.
CAP is delivered by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC),

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Sarah Slean, guest performer at Cellodrama! Music in the Afternoon end-of-season concert

Watch the video: “A Canadian Musician of Astonishing Range.”  Steve Paikin on the Agenda’s annual Music Show interviewed Sarah Slean, who will perform at Music in the Afternoon on May 3, 2018 with Simon Fryer and seven of his best Canadian cellist friends.

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Charles Richard-Hamelin’s next Toronto appearance

 

Our celebrated 2015 Career Development Award winner will appear in Peter Oundjian’s final Mozart Festival, on January 19, 2018, to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.23 in A major, K.488, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Details and ticket information on the TSO website.

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Premiere of Vivian Fung’s new work for the Daedalus Quartet live streaming

Vivian Fung, who was WMCT’s commissioned Canadian composer for 2016, has written a new Clarinet Quintet, “Frenetic Memories,” for the Daedalus Quartet with Romie de Guise-Langlois, who performed for us in March 2016.  This work featuring WMCT “Alumni” will be live-streamed from Lincoln Center, Thursday November 9, at 9 pm.

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