Nov 26, 2018

What is the Listening Club?

The Listening Club: Bach wearing headphones

By Dr. Hannah French

‘What did you think so far?’ A fair question for a concert interval. In response, have you ever found yourself tongue-tied? Or that any answer just doesn’t do justice to what you experienced moments ago? Well, if you’re nodding, then the Tafelmusik Listening Club is for you!

Oct 19, 2018

Gloria Re-Release: A Message from Ivars Taurins

By Ivars Taurins, Choir Director

For the past 37 years, I have had the great privilege and pleasure to explore and share my passion for choral music with the remarkable group of singers known as the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. In 2006, we opened our 25th anniversary season with a gala concert of music that epitomizes the choir and its characteristic sound and spirit, and we were delighted that CBC Records documented this special celebration by releasing a CD entitled Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Oct 11, 2018

Harlequin Blog Series: 'The Servant and his Master'

By Sarah Baumann, Marketing Director

One of the most-anticipated concerts of our 2018/19 season is the world premiere of The Harlequin Salon in January 2019. Following on the success of the multimedia performances created by double bassist Alison Mackay, these concerts will be created, scripted, and illustrated by oboist Marco Cera. We’ll be writing a monthly Harlequin blog post to take you behind the scenes as this production comes to life!

Oct 5, 2018

Get to know Brandon Chui, viola

This season, violist Brandon Chui takes up his position as the newest core member of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Brandon had a busy freelance career on modern viola when his interest in period playing inspired him to attend the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer and Winter Institutes. We are thrilled to welcome him aboard!

We know you as a violist, but you first studied violin. What drew you to the violin?

Brandon Chui, violist

 

Oct 2, 2018

Harlequin Blog Series: Marco Meets Ghezzi

By Sarah Baumann, Marketing Director

One of the most-anticipated concerts of our 2018/19 season is the world premiere of The Harlequin Salon in January 2019. Following on the success of the multimedia performances created by double bassist Alison Mackay, these concerts will be created, scripted, and illustrated by oboist Marco Cera. We’ll be writing a monthly Harlequin blog post to take you behind the scenes as this production comes to life!

Sep 26, 2018

The Charm and Innovation of Boccherini

By Allen Whear, violoncello

On October 3 & 6 a chamber group of Tafelmusik musicians will perform Quintessential Boccherini as part of our Close Encounters series. We asked Tafelmusik cellist Allen Whear to share his thoughts on the appeal of Boccherini and the importance of the composer’s work for the cello.

Sep 25, 2018

A Fond Farewell to Carol Campbell

After 32 remarkable seasons at Tafelmusik as Front-of-House, Volunteer, and Events Manager, Carol Campbell is retiring. Former Managing Director Tricia Baldwin worked with Carol from 2000–2014, and offers these reflections. We all join her in wishing Carol the very best!

Sep 14, 2018

My Instrument with Dominic Teresi, bassoonist

In our upcoming 2018/19 season opening concert, Mozart 40, Dominic Teresi will be featured as soloist, performing Mozart's Concerto for bassoon in B-flat Major.

Dominic Teresi with his bassoon. Photo by Sian Richards.By Dominic Teresi, bassoon

Sep 13, 2018

Behind the Musik: Mozart 40

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PROGRAM NOTES
By Charlotte Nediger