Feb 21, 2014
The Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University welcomes two of the world’s best to its stages and classrooms next week as the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet and Tafelmusik pay Western a visit.
Members of Tafemusik will share their expertise during a week-long residency to explore historical context and performance with students. Members Patricia Ahern, Allen Whear and alumna Charlotte Nediger will present on a variety of topics; Ivars Taurins will conduct rehearsals with the Early Music Studio (EMS) and Western University Orchestra.
Oct 29, 2013
From Musical Toronto, by John Terauds
No need to add gloss or massage the news at the Tafelmusik annual general meeting, which was held last night. It was all good news as ticket revenues as well as the endowment grew at Toronto’s debt-free period-instrument orchestra.
The 2013 annual report boasts the organization’s 13th consecutive operating surplus — slightly more than $88,000 on a total budget of $5.4 million. Ticket sales grew by almost $200,000 from last year’s $1.6 million.
Nov 30, 2012
Francine Labelle, soprano
On the menu this time is music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The French Baroque Christmas programme is comprised of the Christmas oratorio In nativitatem, and the gorgeous Messe à huit voix. Of course, Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit is better known, but I trust Toronto audiences will relish in these two works. In fact, if you are looking for something a little different this holiday season, this is for you.