Oct 29, 2013

Tafelmusik continues to bask in rising ticket sales and financial strength

From Musical Toronto, by John Terauds
 
No need to add gloss or massage the news at the Tafelmusik annual general meeting, which was held last night. It was all good news as ticket revenues as well as the endowment grew at Toronto’s debt-free period-instrument orchestra.
 
The 2013 annual report boasts the organization’s 13th consecutive operating surplus — slightly more than $88,000 on a total budget of $5.4 million. Ticket sales grew by almost $200,000 from last year’s $1.6 million.
 

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Jeanne Lamon
Ivars Taurins
AGM
Tricia Baldwin

Oct 4, 2013

Music Director Jeanne Lamon is presented with the Toronto Musicians’ Association Lifetime Achievement Award at Tafelmusik’s Early Bird Concert

On Sunday, September 29, Tafelmusik Early Bird Subscribers attended two special “sneak peek” concerts at the newly revitalized Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre.  Both audience and musicians were thrilled to experience the new space, which we think is beautiful for both the ears and the eyes. The day was made even more special because of a presentation at the 3:30pm concert.
 

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Jeanne Lamon
Lifetime Achievement Award

Oct 4, 2013

Manfredo Kraemer in conversation with William Littler

WL: Do you remember how you started to learn the violin and whether it was  your idea?
 

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Mandredo Kraemer
William Littler
Baroque Austria
Interview

Oct 3, 2013

A View from the Orchestra – what our musicians are thinking about Baroque Austria: Salzburg and Vienna

Baroque Austria: Salzburg and Vienna is Tafelmusik’s first concert at our newly revitalized home venue, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall. We are looking forward to showing off our new space, but also to introducing you to some rarely-heard, and really quite exciting, music. Guest directed by the German/Argentinian violinist Manfredo Kraemer, this concert includes music by Fux, Biber, Schmelzer, Rittler, and Muffat. 

Here’s what the orchestra thinks:

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Baroque Austria
Christopher Verrette
Charlotte Nediger
Julia Wedman
Cristina Zacharias