Nov 21, 2018

A Tafelmusik Christmas Market

By Sarah Baumann, Marketing Director
This week, as part of our holiday-themed concert Sound the Trumpet!, we'll be transforming the Trinity-St. Paul's Centre gymnasium into a Christmas market for our patrons at intermission. 
Come and enjoy the holiday-themed décor, some festive treats including warm cider, and get a head start on your holiday shopping. The Tafelmusik Shop will be open featuring our brand new CD GLORIA, as well as brand new Bach and Mozart socks for the baroque lover in your life. 
We'll also be featuring the talents of several people close to the Tafelmusik family. Find out more about them below! 
One of a Kind Earrings
By Kate Hays (Tafelmusik subscriber)
Kate Hays has been making earrings for many years, enjoying the discovery of new or different beads, creating unexpected combinations...or sometimes leaving well enough alone to showcase itself! She started making earrings in graduate school (in "real life," she is a psychologist specializing in the mental aspects of excellent performance whether in the arts or sports), initially "rescuing" antique pieces. "Difference" earrings are named in honour of her close friend who, following a mastectomy, asked for earrings that were different but related, as her two sides were now different. Kate and her husband, Jeff Brown, are passionate about music making (they sing with the Orpheus Choir of Toronto) and listening. They've been subscribers and supporters of Tafelmusik throughout their time in Toronto and treasure the opportunity to be billet hosts as well. 
Snowmen, Gnomes & Santas
By Jane Forest (Tafelmusik subscriber)
With her cultural heritage and Home Economics degree, textile artist and Leaside ex-pat, Jane Forest combines her love of music, art, literature and gardening to create distinctive snowmen, gnomes and woodland Santas. 
Urban Landscape Photographs
By Martin Reis (Tafelmusik Box Office Manager)
Martin Reis is an urban landscape photographer and independent photojournalist based in Toronto. His photographs have been exhibited at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal (CCA), the Graham Foundation in Chicago and Crane Kalman Gallery in Brighton (UK). A book of his art documentary work about the 2017 Art & Design Project ====\\DERAIL was published earlier this year and is available at The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA).
Unique Prints
By Alison Melville (musician)
After many years in the world of music Alison is surprised and delighted to also be exploring the art of printmaking. She has always deeply appreciated the rich colours and diverse textures found in visual art, textiles, gardens, etc., and printmaking is an ideal medium in which to experiment with these elements. Rather than setting out to create any particular patterns or images, she prefers to enjoy the frequently aleatoric results of preparing and pulling a print – no matter one's plans or expectations, surprises abound! Thus far she has worked with monotype, using unconventional tools like toothbrushes, bottle caps, Q-tips, chopsticks and such, as well as collagraph and drypoint. As a professional musician working mostly in the Western classical tradition, she has spent most of her artistic life adhering to certain necessary collective technical and expressive conventions which are not always her own. Printmaking is a genuine source of rejuvenation and liberation for her, revealing her defaults of artistic habit and offering renewed insight into what ‘playing’ really means.