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Oct 28, 2020

#CurrentlyReading, Chapter Two

A dark still-life painting of books and globes in messy piles on a table.

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, the second part of our ongoing 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.

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.

Sep 22, 2020

#CurrentlyReading

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.

Aug 28, 2020

Watch Now: Safe Haven concert

Opening night of Safe Haven. Photo by Jeff Higgins.

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.

Aug 21, 2020

Safe Haven Teaser Playlist

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.

Aug 3, 2020

Tafelmusik Plays Bach, Telemann, Handel & Vivaldi

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.

Jul 1, 2020

Behind the scenes of “Elisa’s Dream”

Elisa Citterio, David Costello, and Marco Cera in Jeanne Lamon Hall
Elisa Citterio, David Costello, and Marco Cera in Jeanne Lamon Hall

Jun 30, 2020

2019/20 Season Wrap Up

Heirloom IV (Adore) by Dina Torrans

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.