Directed by Jeanne Lamon
Alison Mackay | Programme Creator
Marshall Pynkoski | Stage Direction
Glenn Davidson | Production Designer
Raha Javanfar | Projections Designer
It’s 1740, and coffee houses are the places to listen to music and share stories, in both the famous trading centre of Leipzig and one of the oldest cities in the world, Damascus.
Experience the visual splendour, music, and contemporary tales of these historic locations, as presented in an entirely memorized programme by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra along with Demetri Petsalakis (oud), Naghmeh Farahmand (percussion), and two of Toronto’s most engaging stage personalities, Maryem Toller and Alon Nashman.
Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House was developed in a partnership with Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Banner photo credit: Pera Museum, Istanbul