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May 22, 2020

A special message from Executive Director Carol Kehoe

As we enter our third month of isolation and social distancing, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you, our donors and members, with an update on what we’ve been able to accomplish in this time and how we’re preparing for the future.

Most importantly, I want to say thank you for your continued support. We miss you, and appreciate the daily messages of hope and encouragement.

May 14, 2020

Trill 101 with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir

What is a trill and how do you sing it? You often hear these decorative notes in pop and jazz music, and it's one of the most common ornaments in baroque music. Here's your Trill 101 with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and tenor Cory Knight.

May 11, 2020

Tafel Magazine: Doron Sherwin and the Cornetto

This article is drawn from the first issue of Tafel: our new magazine for the musically curious. Offered three times a year, this publication will, we hope, welcome new friends as well as extend the rich conversations we are already having with so many of you. Read the entire first issue here.

May 11, 2020

Tafel Magazine: Introducing Emi Ferguson

This article is drawn from the first issue of Tafel: our new magazine for the musically curious. Offered three times a year, this publication will, we hope, welcome new friends as well as extend the rich conversations we are already having with so many of you. Read the entire first issue here.

May 11, 2020

Tafel Magazine: Why Does Music Move Us?

This article is drawn from the first issue of Tafel: our new magazine for the musically curious. Offered three times a year, this publication will, we hope, welcome new friends as well as extend the rich conversations we are already having with so many of you. Read the entire first issue here.

May 1, 2020

Goldberg Variations, no. 1 and no. 30, Arranged by Elisa Citterio

Tafelmusik takes the music of Bach online with newly recorded excerpts of the Goldberg Variations in an original orchestral arrangement by Music Director Elisa Citterio. Originally scheduled for live performance earlier this month, the world premiere of Citterio’s arrangement of this masterpiece was to be a major highlight of Tafelmusik’s 2019/20 season, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of several concerts. 

Apr 25, 2020

Pippa Explains the Violone

Double bassist Pippa Macmillan gives a mini lesson of the violone in this short casual video from last summer. We look forward to being outdoors with friends and family again soon.

Apr 19, 2020

Ivars Taurins Introduces His #SongsOfComfort

In March, amid the developing pandemic, Yo-Yo Ma initiated a collaborative online movement called #SongsOfComfort: he encouraged people to create and share music from their home, and use the #SongsOfComfort hashtag on social media platforms to showcase their creations.