Tuning Your Mind with Professor Anna Shternshis, Director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.
Thursday, October 5, 12.15 pm | Walter Hall
Yoshke from Odessa and Other Heroes: Soviet Yiddish Songs of World War II
A historically significant archive of hundreds of Yiddish songs, collected from soldiers, refugees and other Soviet Jewish citizens, believed lost, has been discovered and brought back to life.
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TSM this year is a parade of WMCT Scholarship and Award winners, including David Braid, Jane Coop, James Ehnes, and Angela Park. Leading the parade is Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano, 2015-2016 Centennial Scholar, featured on August 4 in both the “Last Night of the Festival, Eh!” at 7 pm, and in the TSM Late Night Encore at 10.30.
… Read more Emily D’Angelo at Toronto Summer Music
Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin has been invested into the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec (OALQ). Charles won the WMCT’s Career Development Award competition in 2015 and played the final concert in Music in the Afternoon’s 119th season on May 4. It’s an incredible honour and achievement for Charles who is one of 16 people invested in the recent ceremony.
Congratulations from all your friends and supporters at the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.
See Musical Toronto story
… Read more Another Award for Charles
Myriam Blardone, harp and piano, winner of the WMCT Centennial Scholarship in 2016/17 has told us of four upcoming performances.
March 3 at a Canadian Music Competition fundraiser, she is playing a solo harp piece – Remenyi Music, 210 Bloor West 7 pm.
March 31 – she’ll perform her third year solo piano recital in Father Madden Hall at U of T at 5:30 pm. And on May 1 her third year harp recital in Walter Hall at 2:30.
… Read more What’s Up With Our Scholarship Winners?
Alexandra Bourque, conductor, recipient of the WMCT and WMCT Foundation Graduate Fellowship in 2016-17 announces her final recital for Master of Music in Conducting on Feb. 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Walter Hall.
… Read more Conductor Alexandra Bourque recital
WMCT award winners in Generation Next concert
Three young artists – all WMCT award winners in 2015 – will perform in Generation Next a special concert part of the International Association of Arts Managers Conference to be held in Toronto in November. Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin won the WMCT’s $20,000 Career Development Award competition in April 2015 and cellist Stéphane Tétreault won the $10,000 silver prize. Mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo was awarded the $10,000 WMCT Centennial Scholarship.
… Read more Concert Showcases WMCT Award Winners
Musical Toronto writer Joseph So interviews James Ehnes, in Toronto as part of his 40th birthday Canadian tour.
… Read more Reflections: James Ehnes at 40
“Very impressive was the Scherzo, dispatched with a felicitous combination of technical virtuosity, elegant phrasing and quixotic playfulness.”
Read Joseph So’s Musical Toronto Review
… Read more “…scintillating recital” Kolesnikov review in Musical Toronto
Zoshi Di Castri’s presentation score of her new work premiered April 7, 2016, “Dannthology”.
Since 2005 the WMCT has commissioned a new Canadian work each season, to be performed in a Music in the Afternoon concert. Scores are deposited in the permanent collection of the Canadian Music Centre.
See the list of previous WMCT commissions.
… Read more WMCT Commissions to Canadian Composers
The Afiara Quartet appearance last fall in the first concert of the Music in the Afternoon 118th season, turns out to have been one of its last. An article in Musical Toronto says the quartet members are going separate ways this summer. In a review of that concert for the WMCT, Robin Elliott wrote “The Afiara String Quartet is celebrated for its performances of the Beethoven quartets, and so it is no surprise that on this occasion the players turned in a nuanced and beautifully realized interpretation….providing the richest musical experience right at the beginning”
… Read more New Directions for the Afiara Quartet