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Created by Alison Mackay

Tales of Two Cities

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Thu Feb 21, Fri Feb 22, Sat Feb 23 at 8pm, Sun Feb 24, 2019 at 3:30pm Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre Map
Directed by Elisa Citterio
Created by Alison Mackay
Tafelmusik’s groundbreaking multimedia fusion of European and Arabic music returns.
Alison Mackay’s musical vision of the links between 18th-century Saxony and Syria became one of the most cherished and talked-about projects in Tafelmusik’s history when it was first seen in 2016. Now it returns for our 40th anniversary season, reuniting musicians from Western and Arabic traditions in a magical, moving multimedia concert.

Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damscus Coffee House celebrates the rich musical traditions of East and West, and the renewed dialogue between those traditions in contemporary, multicultural Toronto. As Handel and Telemann meet traditional Arabic song and Klezmer fiddle music, your musical perspectives will never be the same again. 

Program includes:
Lully Chaconne from Cadmus & Hermione
Telemann Burlesque de Don Quixote
Bach Sinfonia in G Major
Traditional Arabic music