A Recorder Romp

Recorder soloist, Alison Melville. Directed by Elisa Citterio

A Recorder Romp

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Thu Feb 8, Fri Feb 9, Sat Feb 10 at 8pm, Sun Feb 11 at 3:30pm Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall Map Learn more about subscriptions

Series 1, 2, 3

Explode your preconceptions of the recorder with this concert of delightful and daring concertos.

“Melville shapes the phrases marvelously; music, breath, and ornaments are as one. This is art beyond time—the moment might last forever.” – Early Music America

If you thought the recorder was just an instrument for school concerts, think again. Virtuoso performer Alison Melville joins a select chamber group of Tafelmusik musicians to present the baroque recorder. Radiant, whimsical, melancholic, fun, bright—this is the nerdy recorder of your youth, but restored to its original glory.

Pyrotechnic concertos by Vivaldi and Telemann reveal the thrilling possibilities baroque composers explored in writing for the recorder, while Van Eyck’s charming variations from his Garden of Delights are inspired by the bewitching song of the nightingale.

Pre-Concert Chats
All ticket holders are invited to attend our free Pre-Concert Chats. Join us one hour before each performance to listen to musicians discuss various aspects of the concert.

Program includes:

  • Van Eyck The English Nightingale
  • Vivaldi “Spring” from The Four Seasons
  • Vivaldi Concerto for recorder in G Major
  • Telemann Concerto for recorder & bassoon in F Major

Concert run time: Our best estimate at this time is approximately 2 hours including intermission. Final run time will be confirmed the week of the concert.