Nov 23, 2020

Passions of the Soul: Curator's Notes

An introduction to Passions of the Soul by Music Director Elisa Citterio

Elisa Citterio. Photo by Daniel Banko, Banko Media

Nov 11, 2020

Re-Tuned: Q&A with Geneviève Gilardeau

Violinist Geneviève Gilardeau performing in Jeanne Lamon Hall
Violinist Geneviève Gilardeau

Tafelmusik violinist Geneviève Gilardeau talks alternate tunings and shares insight as the program curator ahead of our upcoming chamber concert, Close Encounters: Re-Tuned.

Nov 10, 2020

Re-Tuned: Curator's Notes

An introduction to Close Encounters: Re-Tuned by program curator and violinist, Geneviève Gilardeau

Meeting on the lea rig

“lea rig (Scottish): a grassy ridge or piece of land: a ridge left unplowed in a cultivated field” (Merriam-Webster)

Oct 30, 2020

The New Normal Q&A: Harpsichordist Charlotte Nediger

Charlotte Nediger standing in a white room next to a harpsichord standing up-right.

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.

Oct 27, 2020

Baroque for Baby: Curator's Notes

Earlier this month, we released Baroque for Baby: a kid-friendly playlist, featuring baroque repertoire that has particular appeal for younger listeners.

In this article, hear more from the playlist's curator—Tafelmusik violinist (and mother of two) Cristina Zacharias—about the choices she made, and how this album's music is especially suited to young ears. 

Oct 23, 2020

Musical Ties That Bind

Still frame from Tafelmusik's Mozart Together digital concert. Musicians performing in isolation on stage of Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre.
Still frame from Tafelmusik's Mozart Together, October 1, 2020.

Oct 19, 2020

Baroque for Baby: Interview with Tafelmusik Violinist and Album Curator Cristina Zacharias

Tafelmusik’s new digital album Baroque for Baby is curated by violinist and mother of two, Cristina Zacharias. We caught up with her recently to talk about the inspiration behind her kid-friendly playlist, the importance of music for young children, and what it’s like raising a family when both parents are musicians. Baroque for Baby will be available on digital platforms starting October 16, 2020.

Oct 6, 2020

An interview with Pippa Macmillan in Bass World

Double bassist Pippa Macmillan performing with Tafelmusik in The Indigo Project in Jeanne Lamon Hall, February 2020. Photo by Dahlia Katz.
Double bassist Pippa Macmillan performing with Tafelmusik in The Indigo Project in Jeanne Lamon Hall, February 2020. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

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Oct 2, 2020

The New Normal Q&A: Executive Director Carol Kehoe

In The New Normal—our new 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 inaugural interview, we sat down with Executive Director Carol Kehoe, to hear her perspective on how this “new normal” has affected her work, her life, and her vision for Tafelmusik.

The phrase “the new normal” has become a staple of our everyday vernacular. What does “the new normal” mean for you, as it relates to work and Tafelmusik?