With desktop publishing software locked up in our locked-down office on Adelaide Street, this is an alternative to our usual spring newsletter.
The Women’s Musical Club of Toronto is an organization that thrives on our sociable gatherings around and in support of chamber music performance. With concert production suspended by the pan(dem)ic, the Club will still aim for social cohesion, despite physical distancing. We are all missing the music and each other. Look after yourselves and reach out to others. We’ll be in touch.
From the President
For the spring newsletter, my planned topic was “Philanthropy.” The Canadian Oxford Dictionary defines it as “A love of humankind; the disposition or effort to promote the happiness and well-being of one’s fellow people; especially by gifts of money.” That last phrase of the definition reminds me to thank you for your generous contributions to our fall appeal and ask you to please subscribe to the newly-announced 123rd season.
But now, it’s time to show your love of humankind by keeping rather than giving: keep your distance; keep only your own immediate needs in your shopping basket; keep your coughs to yourself; keep a diary; keep in touch with those whose support you need, or who need yours.
You usually pick up this marvellous monthly magazine of Toronto and area concert listings, features, and reviews at your favourite music performance venues.
Stay home and read it here!
Some online substitutes
Musical entertainment from the internet is unlimited. Google search the name of your favourite artist/work (and) youtube to locate a universe of examples. Try the artists of our next season!
Live performances of complete concerts or operas available to stream free:
The European Union’s Opera Vision project from a dozen opera houses
The Berlin Philharmonic
Bavarian State Opera
The Dutch National Opera
Songbook X with Kristina Szabo and Chris Foley from Tapestry Opera.
Witch on Thin Ice, from Confluence Concerts, featuring our (cancelled) April 2 concert star, Bev Johnston. Start this about the 7:00 mark.
Tafelmusik has its own YouTube channel with current clips and older concerts.
Toronto Arts Council list of virtual and innovative programs