Music In The Afternoon Returns To Rejoice 127 Years And Counting In 2024-25

L-R: Clarinetist James Campbell; Soprano Leslie Fagan; Pianist Angela Park (Photo courtesy of the artists); Violinist Julian Rachlin (Photo: Julia Wesely)
L-R: Clarinetist James Campbell; Soprano Leslie Fagan; Pianist Angela Park (Photograph courtesy of the artists); Violinist Julian Rachlin (Photograph: Julia Wesely)

The Ladies’s Musical Membership of Toronto will have fun 127 years of presenting live shows and supporting classical music artists within the metropolis in 2024-25. Their well-liked Music In The Afternoon live performance sequence will proceed with one other 5 choices of chamber music.

In 1898, a bunch of girls and different music lovers established The Ladies’s Musical Membership of Toronto to be able to “promote and encourage the examine, follow, and information of music in Toronto.” What started as weekly morning recitals the place members carried out for one another developed right into a live performance sequence. Within the Thirties, a sequence of live shows raised the seed cash for a scholarship fund that continues to help undergraduate research, and a graduate fellowship, together with the $25,000 Profession Improvement Award that’s given out yearly.

The group continues to flourish within the modern-day, and help younger Canadian musicians.

The Marmen String Quartet (Photo: Marco Borggreve)
The Marmen Quartet 2021 (Photograph: Marco Borggreve)

Music In The Afternooon

The Music In The Afternoon Live performance Collection has developed right into a showcase for each rising and established expertise. Earlier seasons have introduced live shows by worldwide stars, a few of whom, comparable to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andres Segovia, and Leontyne Worth, have been making their Canadian debuts.

The Historical past of Live shows and Performers of the Ladies’s Musical Membership of Toronto is a whole searchable report of performers and repertoire introduced from 1898 to 2023.

The 2024-25 Season

Campbell Fagan Park Trio | October 3, 2024 | 1.30 p.m.

Clarinetist James Campbell, soprano Leslie Fagan, soprano, and pianist Angela Park make up this trio.

Canadian/American clarinetist James Campbell is the Creative Director of the Pageant of the Sound, and teaches on the Indiana College Jacobs Faculty of Music. The JUNO Award successful artist has a discography of greater than 40 recordings, and is a recipient of the Order of Canada, and The Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Soprano Leslie Fagan has carried out on the world’s most distinguished phases, together with Royal Albert Corridor, Carnegie Corridor, and the Lincoln Heart, and with main conductors. She is a frequent performer in New York in addition to in Toronto. The Canadian vocalist is a graduate of the College of Toronto, and is Assistant Professor and Co-ordinator of Voice at Sir Wilfrid Laurier College in Waterloo. She additionally teaches at her non-public studios in New York and her dwelling.

Pianist Angela Park realized her ardour for chamber music early in her profession. She has solid partnerships with musicians comparable to cellist Rachel Mercer and violist Sharon Wei, and is among the former founding members (2006-2022) of the famend Ensemble Made In Canada. Angela earned her DMA in Efficiency from the Université de Montréal, after incomes her MMus and BMus levels from the College of Toronto.

Julian Rachlin & Mates | November 14, 2024 | 1.30 p.m.

Violinist Julian Rachlin, is joined by Sarah McElravy, viola; Karen Ouzounian, cello; and Sheng Cai, piano for a live performance of Brahms, Bach, and Penderecki. Rachlin is Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. Together with conducting, he’s a violin virtuoso with a profession as a soloist, chamber musician, instructor and creative director. His recordings have been launched on the Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Classical and Warner Classics labels.

Marmen Quartet | March 13, 2025 | 1.30 p.m.

Based mostly within the UK, the Marmen Quartet is: Johannes Marmen, violin; Laia Valentin Braun, violin; Bryony Gibson-Cornish, viola; Sinead O’Halloran, cello. They’ll be performing a program that features Haydn, Bartok, Debussy and Salina Fisher. In 2019 they received the Grand Prize on the Bordeaux Worldwide String Quartet Competitors, and joint First Prize on the Banff Worldwide String Quartet Competitors.

L-R: Soprano Midori Marsh (Photo courtesy of the artist); Tenor Asitha Tennekoon (Photo: Shimon Karmal)
L-R: Soprano Midori Marsh (Photograph courtesy of the artist); Tenor Asitha Tennekoon (Photograph: Shimon Karmal)

Midori March | April 3, 2025 | 1.30 p.m.

Soprano Midori Marsh is the Winner of the WMCT’s 2024 Profession Improvement Award. A local of Cleveland, Midori studied music at Wilfred Laurier College, and earned her Masters in Opera on the College of Toronto. She received first prize and viewers selection award on the Canadian Opera Firm’s Centre Stage competitors in 2019.

She’s joined by pianist Frances Armstrong. Frances started her piano research at age ten in Vancouver, BC, and started working with singers just some years later. She earned a Bachelor’s diploma in solo piano efficiency from the College of Victoria, and went on to obtain a Grasp’s in collaborative piano efficiency on the College of Toronto.

Tenor Asitha Tennekoon | Might 8, 2025 | 1:30 p.m.

Asitha Tennekoon, tenor and Steven Philcox, piano carry out a program TBC. Asitha received a 2017 Dora Award for Excellent Efficiency, Male, Opera Division, and just lately appeared in Angel’s Bone with re:Naissance Opera/Indie Opera Fest. He’ll debut the roles of Prologue/Peter Quint in Britten’s Flip of the Screw with Opera 5 in June. The Sri Lankan-Canadian tenor has sung with opera corporations throughout Canada, and is Co-Founding father of Amplified Opera, a Toronto primarily based indie Opera firm.

Steven Philcox is Affiliate Professor on the College of Toronto the place he leads the Collaborative Piano Program. He studied on the College of British Columbia, and the Manhattan Faculty of Music, and sometimes excursions as each solo performer and recital accompanist.

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