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Music in the Great Hall

These performances were recorded between 2020 and 2022, when the Club was not open. They reflect the quality of performances to be heard at our concerts every Wednesday. Many thanks to the musicians who participated.

Annie Li, piano, February 2022

Kevin Ahfat, piano, February 2022

Tristan Savella, piano, December 2021

Jean-Luc Therrien, piano, December 2021

Stephen Runge, piano, June 2021

Jessy Kim and Ben Smith, violin and piano, piano, March 2021

Alexander Panizza, piano, November 2020

Benjamin Smith, piano, November 2020

Alexander Malikov, piano, September 2020

Younggun Kim, piano, September 2020

Performances by Club Members

Warren Clements, poet and cartoonist with an animated performance of a song written for one of the Club’s Spring Revues

George Crotty, jazz cellist, playing his work Metamorphosis at the Vancouver Jazz Festival

Andrew Sookrah, visual artist with a survey of his work in a piece entitled Parallel Passions

David Stones, poet and performance artist, performing a group of poems, Infinite Sequels

Alan Torok, visual artist with Five Portraits, of artist and musician friends, large format, charcoal, pastel, conté, graphite

 

The painting of Philippa Faulkner hangs in our Boardroom. It is by member, Bill Sherman, and as it predates her membership, she and her painting had a presence in the Club before women were admitted in 1985. She joined us in 1989 and remained a member until her death 12 years later.

This is a drawing by Arthur Lismer of member Peter Haworth, in the persona of the Marquesa Casati (1881-1957). She was the most scandalous woman of her day and a favourite subject of prominent painters and photographers. This drawing probably records a club event occasioned by the 1934 purchase by the Art Gallery of Toronto (now AGO) of Augustus John's portrait of Casati.

This is a drawing by Arthur Lismer of member Peter Haworth, in the persona of the Marquesa Casati (1881-1957). She was the most scandalous woman of her day and a favourite subject of prominent painters and photographers. This drawing probably records a club event occasioned by the 1934 purchase by the Art Gallery of Toronto (now AGO) of Augustus John's portrait of Casati.

Sculptor Janet Hunter and one of her works in her solo exhibition at the Club

Visual artist Andrew Sookrah with his portrait of singer and opera director Penelope Tibbles Cookson

Author and poet Molly Peacock with some of her books
Photo: Candice Ferreira

 

Jazz cellist George Crotty in a solo performance at the Club

 

Author and poet Molly Peacock with some of her books.
Photo: Candice Ferreira

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