Tour Blog

Mar 9, 2015

Adieu to Australia and New Zealand! Australia/NZ Tour, 2015

Christopher Verrette, violin

When travelling by bus, we tend to gravitate, consciously or not, toward the same seats. Thus, over the years, the very back seats of the bus have come to be known as "Chris' office". I am happy to report that the reception area of my office now features live jazz!

Feb 27, 2015

Quokkas, Chloe, and whips - Australia/NZ Tour, 2015

Christopher Verrette, violin

We are now in Canberra, capital of Australia, and at the exact middle of the tour. We have just given the fifth of nine performances, this to an enthusiastic crowd at the Australian National University.

Feb 24, 2015

Epilogue - hand off to Chris Verrette

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

We’re back in Melbourne, having played our second of two concerts at the splendid Elisabeth Murdoch Hall in the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Feb 23, 2015

Melbourne, The National Gallery of Victoria, and Australian cheese

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

Friday night + Lunar New Year + Dainty Sichuan = mobs of people.

Feb 20, 2015

Returning to the Land Down Under - Australia/New Zealand Tour, February 2015

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

The hall has an official capacity of 1,729 and I don’t think we were far off that number. The audience gave us an extremely warm and enthusiastic welcome, which is a very nice way to start a tour!

Jun 26, 2014

Auf wiedersehen Leipzig! - Leipzig BachFest, June 2014

Julia Wedman, violin

This was a tour that we will cherish in our memories for many years to come.

Jun 21, 2014

"Offen für alle" - Leipzig BachFest, June 2014

Julia Wedman, violin

Before the concert, I visited the Stasi Museum across from the Mendelssohn music school.

Jun 14, 2014

"He must be here!" - Leipzig Bachfest, June 2014

Julia Wedman, violin

Tafelmusik is in Leipzig!!! It is the first time the orchestra has played here and it is truly a dream come true.

May 27, 2014

Farewell - Versailles, May 2014

Edwin Huizinga, violin

The feeling I got after drawing my bow across the strings of my violin in the beautiful Opera House of Versailles as the last note echoed through the hall had tears running down my cheeks.

May 22, 2014

A Tour with Opera Atelier - Versailles, May 2014

Edwin Huizinga, violin

Tonight I had the pleasure of warming up my gut strings in the first orchestra tech rehearsal of Persée in the Opera House of the Palace of Versailles, home of the late King Louis XIV.