Jun 24, 2016

Farewell to Aisslinn

by Cristina Zacharias

Jun 15, 2016

Q and A with Luminato Festival CEO Anthony Sargent

Luminato Festival CEO Anthony Sargent took time out of his busy schedule to do a Q and A by email with Tafelmusik Managing Director William Norris.

Anthony Sargent credit Mark Savage Image Luminato Festival CEO Anthony Sargent, CBE (Photo credit: Mark Savage)

William Norris: What are three things about Toronto that make you want to live here?

Jun 10, 2016

The Hearn is turned on - Luminato Festival launches

We didn’t know what to expect.

Well, I suppose we had some idea. Managing Director William Norris and some intrepid musicians had visited the Hearn Generating Station during colder times, to see if performing there would be a possibility. But words are different than experiences, and so we had to see it for ourselves at the Luminato Opening party.

Jun 3, 2016

Get to know tenor Asitha Tennekoon

We recently sent questions by email to first-time Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI) participant and Sri Lankan-born (and Toronto-based) tenor Asitha Tennekoon. He's currently busy with Tapestry Opera's production of Rocking Horse Winner, so we're happy he was able to find some time before TBSI started next week!

Tennekoon Tenor Asitha Tennekoon

1. What are you most excited about for TBSI?

Jun 2, 2016

Tafelmusik goes industrial at Luminato

It started off like a scene from some sort of spy movie.

A freezing February day.  A vast derelict and abandoned industrial hulk of a building. Inside a small security hut on the outskirts of the complex, an unlikely combination of characters huddled around a small heater, it struggling to keep the cold at bay.

Within a few minutes a car arrives and sweeps into the vast concrete wasteland that surrounds the old power plant, perhaps setting the scene for an exchange of secret documents, or the passing on of the results of some espionage operation.