May 1, 2020

Goldberg Variations, no. 1 and no. 30, Arranged by Elisa Citterio

Tafelmusik takes the music of Bach online with newly recorded excerpts of the Goldberg Variations in an original orchestral arrangement by Music Director Elisa Citterio. Originally scheduled for live performance earlier this month, the world premiere of Citterio’s arrangement of this masterpiece was to be a major highlight of Tafelmusik’s 2019/20 season, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of several concerts. 

Apr 16, 2020

Grégoire Jeay introduces The Phantom of Goldberg

Grégoire Jeay, composer.

In our 2019/20 season, we are exploring how "old" can meet "new." This theme runs across our season in many ways, including six short new works by living composers written to complement the programs.

We are delighted to welcome Grégoire Jeay, who was commissioned to compose a new work for solo harpsichord for our Goldberg Variations program in April.

Grégoire Jeay introduces The Phantom of Goldberg

Apr 12, 2020

Get to know Will Johnson, tenor

Will Johnson has sung in the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir since 2000. We sat down with Will to learn a bit more about him and his two passions in life—singing and rock climbing. This Q&A was originally scheduled to appear in print in the house program of A Handel Celebration.

Tafelmusik: When did you first start singing and when did you decide to pursue it professionally?

Apr 5, 2020

Suba Sankaran & Trichy Sankaran in The Indigo Project, excerpt

Hard to believe a month has already passed since we premiered The Indigo Project. Whether you missed (or just miss!) this concert, here's an excerpt featuring world/fusion vocalist Suba Sankaran and her father, world-renowned master percussionist Trichy Sankaran.

 

Apr 1, 2020

From La Scala to the Tafelmusik Stage: A chat with Elisa Citterio

Today for #TafelmusikTogether, enjoy this chat with our Music Director Elisa Citterio! She talks about her early career, how she came to Tafelmusik, and music's abilities to spark happiness and joy.

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 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.