When the pandemic set in, our daily routines were drastically altered. And although it’s been disruptive, a silver lining of the “new normal” has been having more time to do the things we love—like reading.
In this series, catch up with Tafelmusik’s orchestra, choir, and staff members, to hear more about what books they are reading, and how they reflect our current lives. In this first edition, hear about books which our musicians and colleagues feel are uplifting.
We were pleased to provide a free, one-week screening of Alison Mackay's Safe Haven from August 28 to September 4, 2020.
Featuring Maryem Tollar, Naghmeh Farahmand, and kora virtuoso Diely Mori Tounkara, this multimedia concert of masterworks by Vivaldi, Corelli, Lully, and Bach portrays the influence of migration on the musical life of Europe—and equally of present-day Canada.
Safe Haven features music by European baroque composers including Corelli, Lully, Bach, Telemann, and Vivaldi—composers whose interactions with migrant musicians, impresarios, and artisans had a major influence on their work.
We have a long history performing and recording the music of these iconic Baroque composers. We invite you to soundtrack your day, week, or weekend with their incredible music, and enjoy our Spotify playlists.
Elisa Citterio, David Costello, and Marco Cera in Jeanne Lamon Hall
When we launched Tafelmusik’s 2019/20 season at Koerner Hall last September, none of us could have imagined that six months later, the stage would be dark, our offices would be shuttered, and that we would be announcing the cancellation of several concerts. In a matter of just a few days in mid-March, Tafelmusik musicians and staff were quick to pivot their collective energy towards this new reality by creating moments of joy for our followers to share online.
Q&A with Kaya Ogruce, founder, Death in Venice Gelato