Breaking Baroque Blog

:

2020/21 Season

 
Feb 16, 2021

An Il Seicento Cocktail and Mocktail Recipe, from Bartender Alana Nogueda

One of many advantages to virtual concerts is the privilege of enjoying your favourite libation in the comfort of your own home. And our next concert, Il Seicento, highlights the ambitious, experimental energy of the music scene in 17th-century Italy.

With those two points in mind, Tafelmusik collaborated with Alana Nogueda—part owner and Beverage Director of The Shameful Tiki Room Toronto—to design a cocktail created especially for Il Seicento. Just like our concert, this drink is ambitious and energetic, and is the perfect pairing to our musical program.

Feb 16, 2021

Il Seicento: Curator's Notes

Go to Program Listing

An introduction to Il Seicento by Music Director Elisa Citterio

Elisa Citterio. Photo by Daniel Banko, Banko Media

Jan 26, 2021

Divertimento: Curator's Notes

Go to Program Listing

An introduction to Close Encounters: Divertimento by program curator and violist Patrick G. Jordan

Divert (verb): To draw away from fatiguing or serious occupations; pleasurably to excite the mind or attract the attention; to entertain, amuse. [Oxford English Dictionary]

Jan 22, 2021

Tafel Magazine: Rambling in Mary's Garden

Arrange of colourful and futuristic flowers

This article is drawn from the second issue of Tafel: our 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 second issue here.

Dec 7, 2020

A Tafelmusik Christmas: Curator's Notes

Go to Program Listing

An introduction to A Tafelmusik Christmas by Tafelmusik Chamber Choir Director Ivars Taurins

Ivars Taurins, Director, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Nov 23, 2020

Passions of the Soul: Curator's Notes

An introduction to Passions of the Soul by Music Director Elisa Citterio

Elisa Citterio. Photo by Daniel Banko, Banko Media

Nov 10, 2020

Re-Tuned: Curator's Notes

An introduction to Close Encounters: Re-Tuned by program curator and violinist, Geneviève Gilardeau

Meeting on the lea rig

“lea rig (Scottish): a grassy ridge or piece of land: a ridge left unplowed in a cultivated field” (Merriam-Webster)

Sep 29, 2020

Mozart Together: Curator's Notes

Elisa Citterio. Photo by Daniel Banko, Banko Media

An introduction to Mozart Together by program curator, Music Director Elisa Citterio

Aug 27, 2020

A Reimagined Fall Season

Elisa Citterio. Photo by Daniel Banko, Banko MediaThe pandemic arrived silently, forcing us to leave the world and retire to our homes. For many people, daily life had to adapt to the circumstances, and homes were animated by work activities, play, and music. Yes, because as a basic necessity, music has touched the souls of many through this invisible network that unites us.

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.