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November 2012

 
Nov 30, 2012

From Salmon to Snow - Western Canada Tour, November 30, 2012

Aisslinn Nosky, violin

The day after the performance in Nanaimo was a day off in the schedule for the orchestra to rest and recuperate before travelling out to Saskatoon, Regina and Calgary. Most of the orchestra spent the day in Victoria and I stayed in Nanaimo to visit with my parents. We had a lovely day socialising before my parents drove me back down to Victoria so that I could travel with the orchestra the next day.

Nov 30, 2012

Seals and Pelicans - French Baroque Christmas, November 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.

Nov 29, 2012

Homecoming - Western Canada Tour, November 27, 2012

Aisslinn Nosky, violin

Yesterday we headed from Victoria up to Duncan to play at the Cowichan Valley Theatre presented by the Cowichan Symphony Society. As the bus drove over the rugged terrain, the orchestra enjoyed beautiful views of the Sidney peninsula and Saanich Inlet.

Nov 26, 2012

A Voyage to Vancouver Island - Western Canada Tour, November 24, 2012

Aisslinn Nosky, violin

Tour day 2 started with a very beautiful sunrise in Vancouver. It was very mild and I took a brief walk around Lonsdale Quay in order to soak up the view and the fresh ocean smells before we boarded the bus to head to the ferry. It was a beautiful day for the crossing and all of the orchestra could be spotted on the outside decks trying to capture the view with assorted smartphones and cameras.

Nov 24, 2012

A Rock Star Greeting - Western Canada Tour, November 23, 2012

Aisslinn Nosky, violin

I am always excited to be touring with Tafelmusik, but our trips which include B.C. fill me with a heightened sense of excitement because as well as turning new audiences on to our performances, I get to re-connect with family and old friends because I grew up in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.