Dec 1, 2014
Third Annual Tafelmusik Winter Institute January 4 to 10, 2015 and Pay-What-You-Can public concert on January 10 at 7:30 PM
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Toronto, Canada, December 3, 2014 … Tafelmusik is proud to present the third annual Tafelmusik Winter Institute (TWI) January 4 to 10, 2014, culminating with a Pay-What-You-Can public concert on Saturday January 10 at 7:30 PM. Building on more than a decade of success with the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, in 2012 Tafelmusik expanded its artist training programmes to include a week-long specialized institute for advanced students and professional players of baroque instruments. This season, 28 talented young artists hailing from across Canada, the United States, and South Korea were selected by audition from a pool of 65 international applicants.
Tafelmusik’s Winter Institute provides an opportunity for in-depth study and training in aspects of specific repertoire — this year, the string orchestra of the English Baroque — and includes orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, seminars, and masterclasses with faculty members Jeanne Lamon, Patricia Ahern, and Christopher Verrette, violin; Patrick Jordan, viola; Christina Mahler, cello and double bass; TWI Artistic Co-ordinator Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord and continuo; and Lucas Harris, lute. The faculty members are committed to cultivating the individual excellence and collaborative spirit that the young musician requires and that the historically informed performance field demands. Tafelmusik Winter Institute will provide an encouraging and intimate environment to enable each musician to develop his or her own unique voice.
The public concert takes place on Saturday January 10 at 7:30 PM at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, with TWI participants performing music by Locke, Purcell, Handel, Avison, and Geminiani. Admission to the concert is general admission, Pay-What-You-Can (suggested donation $20.00). This concert is free for youth. All seats are available on a first-come, first-seated basis — tickets are not required.
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