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
Highlights from our Panel Discussion
Last month, we hosted Tafel Talks: Emotional Rescue. This panel discussion explored how choirs and choral singing enhance our wellbeing: physically, mentally, and spiritually, while encouraging collaboration and community building.
Musik in Motion is a free series of collaborative videos, featuring local artists of diverse art forms, and produced by Tafelmusik and Puncture Design.
Our next concert, On the Road, pays homage to Tafelmusik’s history of tour and travel. Bringing our concerts around the world is part of our organization’s legacy—and, something we’re greatly missing at this time.
In advance of this concert, we asked our musicians to share with us some of their fondest memories—and, some of their scariest hiccups!—while traveling around the world with our orchestra. Here are their stories.
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. Our explorations have included a panel discussion which unpacked how music can push back again persecution, oppression, and injustice; and a recent article from Laury Gutiérrez on Antonia Bembo, the remarkable Italian baroque composer who created her own musical language during her self-imposed exile in France.
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On the Road
Thursday, April 8, 2021
An introduction to On the Road by harpsichordist Charlotte Nediger
In advance of our Tafel Talks: Emotional Rescue panel discussion, we asked our panelists and moderator to share songs which represent and evoke the ways choral singing can facilitate emotional rescue. Here are a selection of their choices.
Wade in the Water – The Spirituals Choir
Marco Libretti is a digital content producer and Director of Photography. Originally from Milan, Italy, he moved to Toronto in 2012. Our Fall and Winter Digital Seasons features Libretti’s work—most recently, for our Il Seicento concert. Get to know more about the man behind the camera with our Q&A below.
One of many advantages to virtual concerts is the privilege of enjoying your favourite libation in the comfort of your own home. And our next concert, Il Seicento, highlights the ambitious, experimental energy of the music scene in 17th-century Italy.
With those two points in mind, Tafelmusik collaborated with Alana Nogueda—part owner and Beverage Director of The Shameful Tiki Room Toronto—to design a cocktail created especially for Il Seicento. Just like our concert, this drink is ambitious and energetic, and is the perfect pairing to our musical program.
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An introduction to Il Seicento by Music Director Elisa Citterio