Breaking Baroque Blog


March 2020

Mar 31, 2020

Patricia Ahern and Family Play Telemann for #TafelmusikTogether

More sweet family content for today’s #TafelmusikTogether! In this video, our violinist Patricia Ahern and her daughter treat us to a Telemann canonic duo.

Mar 30, 2020

From the Desk (in the Dining Room) of Carol Kehoe

Like many of us, Tafelmusik’s Executive Director Carol Kehoe has swapped her office desk for a dining room table and has been working from home for the past week. Today, she shares her thoughts about this new situation.

Mar 26, 2020

Violist Brandon Chui, his viola and Telemann

For #TafelmusikTogether, our violist Brandon Chui shares the origin story of his viola, and plays us a snippet of a Telemann concerto.


Mar 24, 2020

Countertenor Nicholas Burns Sings Rabbie Burns for #TafelmusikTogether

In this video for our #TafelmusikTogether initiative, Tafelmusik's Chamber Choir member countertenor Nicholas Burns shares one of his favourite pieces, "Oh, My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose" by Scottish poet Rabbie Burns. Nick explains the song's backstory, what makes it unique, and treats us to a performance from his home.

Mar 24, 2020

Violinist Cristina Zacharias plays Telemann

For #TafelmusikTogether, Tafelmusik violinist Cristina Zacharias plays Dolce, from Telemann’s Fantasia no. 7 for solo violin.

Mar 23, 2020

Thomas Georgi builds a violin, Part 4

In today’s update from Tafelmusik violinist Thomas Georgi, he answers some questions you’ve asked about whether he’ll be making his own pegs; works on fitting his tailpiece and sound post; and shows us the inside of a 19th century violin—with a surprise inside! #TafelmusikTogether