This summer, we are saying a heartfelt goodbye to our Tafelmusik Media consultant, Randy Barnard, who—after a storied and decades-long career in the industry—is stepping away to embark on new adventures.
Before we share our conversation with Randy, he asked that we share this sentiment:
This week, we unveiled Gordon Shadrach’s Opus 7: a brand-new portrait of 18th-century Black composer Joseph Bologne. This portrait will serve as the cover art of our reissued digital album, The Music of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Opus 7 by Gordon Shadrach
Still image from A Tafelmusik Christmas
The safety of our musicians, staff, and crew is paramount to us: all of our concerts are filmed adhering to local health guidelines, and with safety in mind, which is why you will see our performers wearing masks.
But what happens when those performers are singers?
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.
Tafelmusik performing Mozart in Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 2003. Credit: Barry Slater.
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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Q&A with Kaya Ogruce, founder, Death in Venice Gelato
We chatted with Paulette Tavormina, the photographer behind the aesthetical image for A Handel Celebration. 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. These stunning images were chosen to complement both the season theme and the theme of each individual concert.
Get to know more of Paulette and her work with our Q&A.
Will Johnson has sung in the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir since 2000. We sat down with Will to learn a bit more about him and his two passions in life—singing and rock climbing. This Q&A was originally scheduled to appear in print in the house program of A Handel Celebration.
Tafelmusik: When did you first start singing and when did you decide to pursue it professionally?