120th Season

CelloDrama! encore: May 27 on CBC Radio 2

The final concert, from May 3 2018, in the 120th season of Music in the Afternoon was broadcast on CBC Radio 2 In Concert, Sunday May 27 (11 am – 3 pm, 94.1 in Toronto).

Enjoy these photos if you missed it!

Ariel Barnes joined Simon for the first work, a duo by Jean Barrière from 1740 Paris.  In an early one of the behind-the-scenes dramas, Ariel had been appointed solo cello of the Nürnberger Symphoniker soon after the program announcement: happily he was able to fly back from Germany to join us.

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Elias String Quartet “a marvellous concert”

Sara Bitlloch and Donald Grant, violins, Simone van der Giessen, viola, and Marie Bitlloch, cello gave “a lovely performance” of Schubert, Janáček and Beethoven to a near-capacity audience including string students from Alexander MacKenzie HS (pictured here with WMCT artistic director Simon Fryer, far right) and new Canadians taking advantage of the Cultural Access Pass program.  Read Joseph So’s review of the March 8, 2018 concert.

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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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