News & Notes

Integral Man at Hot Docs

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. Integral House reflects his two obsessions, curves and music.  It is a stunning architectural gem of subtly curved wood and vast,

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Charles Richard-Hamelin’s “proper debut”

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 competition in Walter Hall.

That same year he went on to win silver in the International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw and the Krystian Zimerman award for the best sonata at the competition.

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Jean Edwards retires at 90

 

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”.

 

 

See Joseph So’s report in Musical Toronto.

 

 

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Tuning Your Mind – Aizuri – April 6

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 pm. Dr. Elliott organizes the Tuning Your Mind pre-concert lecture series for Music in the Afternoon.  

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Moving office…

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 great Walter Hall at the Faculty of Music, U of T.

 

 

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