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Congratulations! The Aizuri Quartet have just won the Quartet Section of the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. Miho Saegusa and Ariana Kim, violins, Ayane Kozasa, viola, and Karen Ouzounian, cello, are pictured here on the Walter Hall Stage, with Diane Martello, WMCT president (far left), and Robin Elliott (Tuning Your Mind speaker, and organizer of the pre-concert talks, far right) after their Music in the Afternoon performance on April 6. (Photo: Jim Kippen)

Hanna and Fred Feuerriegel’s History of Concerts and Performers of the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto, has just been updated through the 2016-2017 season. Click here for a PDF version of this book.  This indexed list of concerts, performers, and repertoires of WMCT concerts, has a table of contents and indexes hyperlinked to the listings… Continue Reading

Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival features “Integral Man” this week about the late Jim Stewart a successful mathematician who spent a decade and a small fortune building Toronto’s Integral House, considered by many one of the city’s best performance spaces. “After Euclid, Jim Stewart is the most published mathematician in the world”, says the Hot Docs description.… Continue Reading

Charles Richard-Hamelin plays Music in the Afternoon May 4 in his first solo Toronto recital. “I’m looking forward to my proper Toronto recital debut,” he said in a recent note to past president and Career Development Award chair Annette Sanger. Annette presented Charles with first prize in April 2015 when he won the Career Development Award 10th Anniversary… Continue Reading

  Canadian soprano and long time WMCT member Jean Edwards said farewell to the stage recently in a fund-raising concert at the Heliconian Hall. For her surprise finale Jean dressed as a ballerina complete with tutu sang the piece made famous by the British comedienne Beatrice Lillie, “There are Fairies at the Bottom of Our Garden”.  … Continue Reading

Tuning Your Mind Speaker – April 6 Pre- concert lecture at 12:15 pm Dr. Robin Elliott, Professor of Musicology who holds the Jean A. Chambers Chair in Canadian Music at the University of Toronto will present the Tuning Your Mind lecture before the Aizuri Quartet concert on April 6. The lecture is in Walter Hall at 12:15… Continue Reading

After many years at 56 The Esplanade, the WMCT office moved into new digs on a wickedly cold and rainy March 18.  Now sharing space with the National Youth Orchestra, the new address is: 59 Adelaide St. E. Suite 500, Toronto, On M5C 1K6 Phones remain the same: 416-923-7052 And concerts are still in the… Continue Reading