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Oct 11, 2019

Get to know Italian composer, Guido Morini

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.

Sep 22, 2019

Get to know Steve Solinsky, the photographer behind the image for Baroque Roots

Tafelmusik 2019/20 Season. Junipero's Garden, Steve Solinsky
Junipero's Garden

In keeping with our 2019/20 Season theme of “old meets new” we are thrilled to share the work of some of Canada’s and the world’s most exciting contemporary artists as part of our season campaign.

Sep 20, 2019

Get to know Dave Sandford, the photographer behind the image for Tafelmusik meets Tchaikovsky

Tafelmusik 2019/20 Season. Orange Dawn, Dave Sandford
Orange Dawn, the concert image for Tafelmusik meets Tchaikovsky (Sept 19-22)

In keeping with our 2019/20 Season theme of “old meets new” we are thrilled to share the work of some of Canada’s and the world’s most exciting contemporary artists as part of our season campaign.

Sep 15, 2019

Get to know Pippa Macmillan, double bass

We are thrilled to welcome Pippa MacMillan for her first season as a member of Tafelmusik’s core orchestra. We sat down with her to learn a bit more about her inspirations, musical favourites, and greatest achievement.

Tafelmusik: When did you first start playing the double bass?

Sep 7, 2019

Introducing Carlo Citterio, composer

In Tafelmusik meets Tchaikovsky, we are premiering a new arrangement of Mendelssohn’s famous Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tafelmusik asked composer Carlo Citterio to write the arrangement in keeping with our season theme of Old meets New, and in order to offer a taste of Mendelssohn’s late work to contrast to the early symphonies that open the concert. Carlo is Elisa’s brother, and he has previously written cadenzas for concertos by Mozart and Beethoven performed by Elisa with Tafelmusik.

Aug 2, 2019

Get to know Cecilia Livingston, 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 introduce Cecilia Livingston, whose new work for wind sextet will premiere in Gone with the Winds this January.

Tafelmusik: Tell us a little about yourself, and how you started composing music.

May 11, 2019

Get to know Keith Lam, baritone

Keith Lam has been a member of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir since 2012.He was first introduced to Tafelmusik as a participant in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute from 2009 to 2012. Born in Hong Kong, he can be found on stages in Toronto and further afield, most recently with the Bicycle Opera Project, Canadian Opera Company Chorus, Opera Atelier, and Soundstreams.

When did you first start singing? 

Feb 4, 2019

Get to know Christopher Verrette, violin

Christopher Verrette, violin. Photo by Sian Richards
Photo by Sian Richards

Christopher Verrette joined the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra 25 years ago, in 1993. As we mark this milestone year for Chris, we asked him to answer our “get to know” questions.

How did you come to choose your instrument?