Safe Haven

A new program from Alison Mackay. Directed by Elisa Citterio

Safe Haven

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Thu Jan 18, Fri Jan 19, Sat Jan 20, 2018 at 8pm, Sun Jan 21 at 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Map

Tue Jan 23, 2018 at 8pm George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts Map Learn more about subscriptions

Series 1, 2, 4, 7

A multimedia tale of the musical ideas of baroque Europe’s refugee artists.

 “Entertaining, educational, musically rewarding and visually arresting.” – Huffington Post (on Alison Mackay’s work)

Following the success of Alison Mackay’s productions, The Galileo Project and Tales of Two Cities, comes Safe Haven. This multimedia concert of masterworks by Vivaldi, Corelli, Lully, and Bach portrays the influence of migration on the musical life of Europe—and equally of present-day Canada. The movement of refugees across 18th-century Europe changed and enriched both the economy and culture of major cities: French Huguenots could be found in Amsterdam, Scottish Catholics in Warsaw, Sephardic Jews in the cities of Northern Italy.

Among many examples of musicians finding safe havens were composer Tobias Hume, a Scottish mercenary soldier who lived in Poland, and influential music publisher Estienne Roger, who was exiled from France to Amsterdam. This is a tale of the cross-pollination of art with some surprising revelations.

Pre-Concert Chats
Join us for a free pre-concert chat one hour before the show with show creator Alison Mackay and special guests.

Program includes:

  • Works by Lully, Hume, Corelli, Vivaldi, and Bach
  • Vivaldi “Winter” from The Four Seasons

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.