Breaking Baroque Blog

:

November 2019

 
Nov 27, 2019

Behind the Musik: O Come, Shepherds

O Come Shepherds concert image. Sheep roaming green pastures. Flock by Krzysztof Browko

By Lucas Harris, Tafelmusik lutenist and member of Vesuvius Ensemble

Nov 26, 2019

My Instrument: Tommaso Sollazzo and the zampogna

For centuries, the sound of the zampogna, special bagpipes played by shepherds, has been a central part of Italian Christmas festivities. You'll hear this fabulous folk instrument in O Come, Shepherds, blending baroque Italian Christmas concertos with the heartfelt Christmas music of Southern Italy, performed by Toronto's own Vesuvius Ensemble with special guest artist, Tommaso Sollazzo on the zampogna.

Nov 26, 2019

Get to know our Messiah soloists

2019/20 Season Handel Messiah soloists

We reached out to this season's Messiah soloists to find out a bit more about them. Enjoy!

Margot Rood, soprano
Lucile Richardot, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Peter Harvey, baritone

Nov 25, 2019

Bringing Joy, at Home and Abroad

By Carol Kehoe, Executive Director

Executive Director Carol Kehoe. Photo by Sandra Mulder.Working at Tafelmusik, I’m keenly attune to “joy”. If you believe like I do that happy people are instrumental in creating healthy, sustainable cities, then you seek out those experiences that create a sense of wonder, awe and beauty that make you feel one with the world.

Nov 21, 2019

Get to know Evergreen Brick Works & Orit Sarfaty

In keeping with the message of peace, charity, and goodwill at the heart of Handel’s Messiah, Tafelmusik is excited to partner with Evergreen this holiday season. One dollar from each Messiah ticket sold will go towards revitalizing the Don River Valley for the Toronto community.
 
Nov 8, 2019

Get to know Clare Ross, the photographer behind Lotti Revealed

Lotti Revealed concert image. Water Jewels by Clare Ross

Water Jewels by Clare Ross

In keeping with our 2019/20 Season theme of “old meets new” we are thrilled to share the work of some of Canada’s and the world’s most exciting contemporary artists as part of our season campaign.

Nov 7, 2019

Behind the Musik: Lotti Revealed

Lotti Revealed. Water Jewels by Clare Ross

Program Notes by Charlotte Nediger