Breaking Baroque Blog

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February 2019

 
Feb 20, 2019

Alison Mackay invites you to Tales of Two Cities

Alison Mackay, double bass and program creator. Photo by Bruce Zinger
Alison Mackay, double bass and program creator. Photo by Bruce Zinger

Feb 14, 2019

Behind the Musik: Tales of Two Cities

Performance of Tales of Two Cities from 2016. Photo by Bruce Zinger
Photo: Bruce Zinger

Feb 7, 2019

My Instrument: Homeless, my foster fiddle

Thomas Georgi, vioin/viola. Photo by Sian Richards

By Thomas Georgi, violinist/violist (and sometimes viola d'amorist)

Choosing a new violin/viola/cello/bass is not easy. Even for players with extensive experience, quality of tone, projection, and ease of response are hard to assess with confidence.

Feb 4, 2019

Get to know Christopher Verrette, violin

Christopher Verrette, violin. Photo by Sian Richards
Photo by Sian Richards

Christopher Verrette joined the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra 25 years ago, in 1993. As we mark this milestone year for Chris, we asked him to answer our “get to know” questions.

How did you come to choose your instrument?