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.
Still frame from Tafelmusik's Mozart Together, October 1, 2020.
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.
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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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?
On Wednesday, September 16, following a long period of silence imposed by the global pandemic, Tafelmusik musicians gathered to rehearse together at the orchestra’s home base for the first time in more than six months. Despite the implementation of unprecedented safety protocols —masks, mylar screens, and a two metre distance between musicians — the musicians' emotions were stronger than ever as their first notes filled Jeanne Lamon Hall.
An introduction to Mozart Together by program curator, Music Director Elisa Citterio
The pandemic arrived silently, forcing us to leave the world and retire to our homes. For many people, daily life had to adapt to the circumstances, and homes were animated by work activities, play, and music. Yes, because as a basic necessity, music has touched the souls of many through this invisible network that unites us.