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2019/20 Season

 
May 18, 2020

Get to know Paulette Tavormina, the photographer behind A Handel Celebration

 

We chatted with Paulette Tavormina, the photographer behind the aesthetical image for A Handel Celebration. In keeping with our 2019/20 Season theme of “old meets new” we are thrilled to share the work of some of Canada’s and the world’s most exciting contemporary artists as part of our season campaign. These stunning images were chosen to complement both the season theme and the theme of each individual concert.

Get to know more of Paulette and her work with our Q&A.

Feb 27, 2020

Get to know Tim McLaughlin, the photographer behind The Indigo Project

Portrait of Tim McLaughlin and his image titled With Feet of Blue.

We chatted with Tim McLaughlin, the photographer behind the image for The Indigo Project.

Feb 26, 2020

Meet the Panelists of Art, Religion, and Culture: Bach and St John Passion

Bach’s St John Passion, is one of the great masterpieces of Western classical music. But in more recent years, it’s also been known as controversial, specifically for its text, drawn in part from the Gospel of John, which are often criticized as anti-Semitic. How can we reflect on this work carefully, critically, and with nuance?

Feb 4, 2020

Get to know Dina Torrans, the artist behind Dreaming Jupiter

Heirloom IV (Adore), detail, by Dina Torrans
Heirloom IV (Adore), detail, by Dina Torrans

Jan 16, 2020

Get to know Laura Millard, the photographer behind Gone with the Winds

Contrails by Laura Millard
Contrails by Laura Millard

In keeping with our 2019/20 Season theme of “old meets new” we are thrilled to share the work of some of Canada’s and the world’s most exciting contemporary artists as part of our season campaign.

These stunning images were chosen to complement both the season theme and the theme of each individual concert. We chatted with Laura Millard, the photographer behind the image for Gone with the Winds.

Dec 22, 2019

Get to know Cecilia Livingston, composer

In our 2019/20 Season, we are exploring how "old" can meet "new." This theme runs across our season in many ways, including six short new works by living composers written to complement the programs.

We are delighted to introduce Cecilia Livingston, whose new work for wind sextet will premiere in Gone with the Winds this January.

Tafelmusik: Tell us a little about yourself, and how you started composing music.

Nov 26, 2019

My Instrument: Tommaso Sollazzo and the zampogna

For centuries, the sound of the zampogna, special bagpipes played by shepherds, has been a central part of Italian Christmas festivities. You'll hear this fabulous folk instrument in O Come, Shepherds, blending baroque Italian Christmas concertos with the heartfelt Christmas music of Southern Italy, performed by Toronto's own Vesuvius Ensemble with special guest artist, Tommaso Sollazzo on the zampogna.

Nov 26, 2019

Get to know our Messiah soloists

2019/20 Season Handel Messiah soloists

We reached out to this season's Messiah soloists to find out a bit more about them. Enjoy!

Margot Rood, soprano
Lucile Richardot, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Peter Harvey, baritone