May 28, 2021

The New Normal Q&A: Kaitlin Saito

In The New Normal—our 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 interview, we virtually sat down with Kaitlin Saito, our Artists Services & Operations Coordinator, to hear her perspective on how this “new normal” has affected her work and life.

May 23, 2021

Bonus Content Roundup: April

Woman Reading a Letter, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1663

Looking for more to read, watch, and learn about early music, art, news, and more? Check out these links.

Once a month, we will gather the top 10 links from the Bonus Content section in our weekly newsletter for Premium subscribers, Tafel Notes. Here are the favourite articles and videos from April.

May 17, 2021

Joseph Bologne: Recommended Reading & Resources

In advance of our panel discussion Tafel Talks: Joseph Bologne, Black & Classical, here is a collection of further reading and resources that provide valuable context surrounding Bologne’s storied life and his musical contributions to the classical canon. This talk will also broadly explore Blackness in classical music, and the ongoing challenges Black composers and performers are facing today. Some of the resources below offer ways to discover Black classical music history and challenge notions of whiteness in the classical music world.

May 14, 2021

Music and Resistance in Colonial Latin America

This season, we have been exploring the theme of music as resistance: the ways in which music has given voice to those who have been chronically underrepresented.

May 7, 2021

Meet the Panelists of Tafel Talks: Joseph Bologne, Black & Classical

On Wednesday May 19 at 7pm EDT, we are hosting Tafel Talks: Joseph Bologne, Black & Classical. This conversation will explore the music, life, and legacy of the influential Black violinist and composer, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Our panel of contributors from New York, Nassau, and Toronto will unpack Bologne’s significance within past and current contexts and discuss the impact of systemic racism in music history. 

In this post, get to know the panelists and moderators of this event. 


DR. CHRISTINE GANGELHOFF 

May 7, 2021

The New Normal Q&A: Bingbin Cheng

In The New Normal—our 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 interview, we virtually sat down with Bingbin Cheng, our Development Coordinator, to hear her perspective on how this “new normal” has affected her work and life.