Oct 8, 2021

Things aren’t always what they seem: Q&A with Nicholas Wallace, magician

Meet Nicholas Wallace, the award-winning magician and co-creator with Marco Cera of  Music & Magic, our mesmerizing new digital program for all ages.  

A master of subtle illusion and manipulation, Nicholas has appeared on season 14 of America's Got Talent, Penn and Teller: Fool Us, as well as FOXtv's Houdini & Doyle's World of Wonders. He has been named the Canadian Champion of Magic by the Canadian Association of Magicians and is the 2018 recipient of the Allan Slaight Award for Canadian Rising Star.

Aug 24, 2021

The New Normal Q&A: Sarah Baumann

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 our latest, we spoke to Sarah Baumann, our Marketing Director, to understand how she lead our organization through this pandemic; the rewards and challenges of working from home; and what she's most excited about next season. 

Jul 23, 2021

Treasuring the past, welcoming the future


Suzie LeBlanc. Photo credit: Tara McMullen.

Suzie LeBlanc’s name is well known to Tafelmusik audiences. Over the years, the beloved soprano has been a frequent guest soloist and has taken part in Tafelmusik recordings, tours, and master classes. In December 2020, we were thrilled to hear that Suzie had been named Artistic and Executive Director of Early Music Vancouver (EMV), an organization that has presented Tafelmusik in concert on many occasions.

Jul 15, 2021

That's a wrap! A look back at 2020/21

As summer deepens and we look back over the past season, the word gratitude jumps to mind. Gratitude for the joy and beauty that music brings. Gratitude for the support of our donors and audience members. Gratitude for the dedication and commitment of our musicians, staff, and board. And gratitude for those whose passionate leadership paved the way for Tafelmusik to thrive for more than four decades.  

Jun 14, 2021

Dynamic Duos: Curator's Notes

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Elisa Citterio. Photo by Daniel Banko, Banko Media

An introduction to Dynamic Duos by Music Director Elisa Citterio

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 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 

Apr 29, 2021

How Choirs Enhance Wellness

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.