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October 2020

 
Oct 28, 2020

#CurrentlyReading, Chapter Two

A dark still-life painting of books and globes in messy piles on a table.

When the pandemic set in, our daily routines were drastically altered. And although it’s been disruptive, a silver lining of the “new normal” has been having more time to do the things we love—like reading.

In this, the second part of our ongoing series, catch up with Tafelmusik’s orchestra, choir, and staff members, to hear more about what books they are reading, and how they reflect our current lives.

Oct 27, 2020

Baroque for Baby: Curator's Notes

Earlier this month, we released Baroque for Baby: a kid-friendly playlist, featuring baroque repertoire that has particular appeal for younger listeners.

In this article, hear more from the playlist's curator—Tafelmusik violinist (and mother of two) Cristina Zacharias—about the choices she made, and how this album's music is especially suited to young ears. 

Oct 23, 2020

Musical Ties That Bind

Still frame from Tafelmusik's Mozart Together digital concert. Musicians performing in isolation on stage of Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre.
Still frame from Tafelmusik's Mozart Together, October 1, 2020.

Oct 19, 2020

Baroque for Baby: Interview with Tafelmusik Violinist and Album Curator Cristina Zacharias

Tafelmusik’s new digital album Baroque for Baby is curated by violinist and mother of two, Cristina Zacharias. We caught up with her recently to talk about the inspiration behind her kid-friendly playlist, the importance of music for young children, and what it’s like raising a family when both parents are musicians. Baroque for Baby will be available on digital platforms starting October 16, 2020.

Oct 6, 2020

An interview with Pippa Macmillan in Bass World

Double bassist Pippa Macmillan performing with Tafelmusik in The Indigo Project in Jeanne Lamon Hall, February 2020. Photo by Dahlia Katz.
Double bassist Pippa Macmillan performing with Tafelmusik in The Indigo Project in Jeanne Lamon Hall, February 2020. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

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Oct 2, 2020

The New Normal Q&A: Executive Director Carol Kehoe

In The New Normal—our new interview series—we speak to the musicians and staff of Tafelmusik, to ask how working and performing in new ways has changed our routines, and our operations as a performing arts organization.

In this inaugural interview, we sat down with Executive Director Carol Kehoe, to hear her perspective on how this “new normal” has affected her work, her life, and her vision for Tafelmusik.

The phrase “the new normal” has become a staple of our everyday vernacular. What does “the new normal” mean for you, as it relates to work and Tafelmusik?