Aizuri cellist wins 2016 Washington Award
Aizuri Quartet cellist Karen Ouzounian has been awarded the 2016 Washington Award by the S & R Foundation. See Karen in Toronto when the Aizuri quartet plays Music in the Afternoon April 6. Toronto-born, Karen has been described as “radiant and “expressive” by the New York Times. She is a founding member of the Aizuri Quartet.
The Washington Award recognizes talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts,
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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.
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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.
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Vivian Fung was this season’s Commissioned Canadian Composer. Listen to and read more about her Horn Trio Bounce, which was performed by James Sommerville, Scott St. John, and Peter Longworth on Nov. 24. Previous WMCT commissions are listed here.
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WMCT Meets WMCW
By Diane Martello
Kathryn Young, Past President of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg (WMCW) is an intelligent, articulate and astute classical music lover and volunteer with the WMCT’s sister organization in Manitoba. Recently Kathryn and I compared notes while enjoying lunch at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in downtown Winnipeg.
Founded in 1894, and with a current membership of about 90,
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“To witness such a high calibre of performance was one thing. But then to follow that with a world première of a new and challenging piece you commissioned by a composer who was also present was breathtaking. Thank you again!
Sean Howard, concert guest
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Bounce world première – “full of suspense and mystery”.
Penelope Cookson, WMCT Artist Selection Committee member shares her views of Sommerville concert.
James Sommerville presented an outstanding concert in Walter Hall for Music in the Afternoon Nov. 24. The French horn is not often featured in recital, and this was a marvellous opportunity to hear the instrument masterfully played in an intimate setting. Sommerville was accompanied by Peter Longworth,
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Three recent WMCT award winners received “spectacular” praise following performances in Generation Next concert at Koerner Hall Thursday Nov. 10.
Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, winner of the $20,000 Career Development Award in May 2015; cellist Stéphane Tétreault, second prize winner of $10,000 in the same competition and mezzo soprano Emily D’Angelo who won the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Centennial Scholarship in 2015-16 are praised as “exceptional young Canadians on the verge of major international careers”
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James Sommerville Masterclass
Tuesday, Nov 22. 6 to 8 pm
Boyd Neel Room, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
All Music in the Afternoon member/subscribers are invited to attend this complimentary event.
The WMCT thanks Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. for sponsoring this masterclass.
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Tuning Your Mind pre-concert lecture – Nov. 24, 12:15 pm, Walter Hall
University of Toronto professor of Music Theory
Acting Dean, Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs
Topic: “On Convention and Memory in Brahms’s Horn Trio”
More information about Ryan McClelland
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