Jun 24, 2021

Remembering Jeanne Lamon

From all of us at Tafelmusik, we want to thank you immensely for the outpouring of love regarding the recent passing of our Music Director Emerita, Jeanne Lamon, C.M. O.Ont. While our grief is immense, it is clear through the thousands of messages we’ve received—from musicians, organizations, students, and patrons—that Jeanne’s life touched so many people in profound and lasting ways.

Below, we wanted to share several tributes to Jeanne: both from us at Tafelmusik, and from other organizations whose lives Jeanne touched. 


The Galileo Project

In memory of Jeanne, Tafelmusik will be streaming The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres for one full week, beginning Friday, June 25 at 7pm EDT.

Led by Jeanne Lamon and conceived by former double bassist Alison Mackay, The Galileo Project was the orchestra’s first fully-memorized multimedia program. Workshopped at the Banff Centre in 2009, and premiered in Toronto, it is one of Tafelmusik’s most toured multimedia programs, having travelled throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. In this stunning filmed version, Jeanne features prominently: her leadership, virtuosity, and trademark smile are on full display. 

We invite you to join us online this Friday, June 25 at 7pm EDT for the live premiere, where a chat function will be available for those who wish to participate, reminisce, and share stories about Jeanne. This free broadcast will be available to watch and re-watch through to Friday, July 2, 2021 at 6:59pm EDT.

Click the link below to access.

Music Director: Jeanne Lamon
Conceived, programmed, and scripted by: Alison Mackay
Stage Director: Marshall Pynkoski
Production Designer: Glenn Davidson
Narrated by : Shaun Smyth
Filmed by: 90th Parallel Productions
 

The New Classical FM Tribute

Presented by Kathleen Kajioka, tonight's episode of A Little Night Music will be a special tribute to Jeanne Lamon: sharing performances, stories, and insights offered by those who knew her best.

Hear from Jeanne’s colleagues, collaborators, and students: including Alison MacKay, Ivars Taurins, Charlotte Nediger, Marshall Pynkoski & Jeannette Lajeunesse-Zingg, Ottie Lockey, Alex Skoczylas, Timothy Haig, Tricia Ahern, and David Kilburn, who help us remember this trailblazing leader without whom our musical landscape would not be the same.

Listen in on Thursday, June 24, from 7pm to 11pm, EDT. 

Join us by tuning in to 96.3 FM in Toronto, or listen online at the link below. 

Listen to A Little Night Music


CBC Radio In Concert Tribute

Presented by Paolo Pietropaolo, In Concert is a weekly program on CBC Radio, which offers the “best of the best” from the world of live classical music.

This weekend’s episode—taking place Sunday, June 27, from 11:05am to 3pm EDT—will be entirely devoted to Jeanne Lamon, as a special tribute.

Join us by tuning in to 94.1 FM in Toronto, or listen online at the link below.

Listen to In Concert


CBC Radio's This Is My Music

Presented by Tom Allen, This Is My Music is hosted by one of Canada's foremost international classical artists. The host selects a program of mainly classical music and presents it in a lively, engaging manner, enriched with personal anecdotes and insights.

On Saturday, July 3, from 10am to 12pm EDT, This Is My Music is re-broadcasting an episode previously hosted by Jeanne. 

Join us by tuning in to 94.1 FM in Toronto, or listen online at the link below.

Listen to This Is My Music


BBC Radio 3 The Early Music Show Tribute

BBC Radio 3’s The Early Music Show is exploration of early music, looking at early developments in musical performance and composition in Britain and abroad.

The Early Music Show will be marking the loss of Jeanne Lamon on Sunday, 4 July, at 9am EDT. It will be available to all when broadcast live, and for 30 days in the United Kingdom. 

Listen to The Early Music Show

Learn how to listen from outside of the United Kingdom here.


A Tribute from Opera Atelier 

Our friends and frequent collaborators, Opera Atelier, shared a touching tribute to Jeanne. Penned by Co-Artistic Director and Director Marshall Pynkoski C.M., and Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg C.M., the post shares their last direct communication from Jeanne: recounting a story of their performance together in Paris, France, days after the Bataclan terrorist attack. In their words, "It seems a fitting tribute to Jeanne, to share this email with you in its entirety."

Read Opera Atelier's Tribute 


A Tribute from The Globe & Mail

In a piece titled "Dynamic leader built Tafelmusik into one of the world’s best baroque orchestras", The Globe & Mail honours Jeanne's storied legacy. 

Read The Globe & Mail's Tribute 


A Tribute from the New York Times

The New York Times honours Jeanne's legacy.

Read The New York Times Tribute