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Apr 30, 2019

A Salute to Christina Mahler and Alison Mackay

Christina Mahler (cello) and Alison Mackay (double bass). Photo by Sian Richards.
Christina Mahler and Alison Mackay. Photos by Sian Richards.

By Elisa Citterio

Mar 20, 2019

The Indigo Project: Alison Mackay’s new concert explores the vast implications of a powerful blue dye

The Indigo Project, created by Alison Mackay. Concert image, Feet of Blue, by Tim McLaughlin, MAIWA.
Feet of Blue, by Tim McLaughlin, MAIWA

By Alison Mackay, program creator

Mar 7, 2019

US Tour 2019: Update from violinist Cristina Zacharias

Halfway into our 2019 US tour the theme seems to be snow. The sunny view from my hotel in Boulder, Colorado this morning is of gorgeous snow-covered hills. The view on our first tour day was a bit less welcome — the snowstorm in Toronto stayed with us for almost all of our drive to State College, Pennsylvania, and added a couple of hours to the already long trip.

Feb 20, 2019

Alison Mackay invites you to Tales of Two Cities

Alison Mackay, double bass and program creator. Photo by Bruce Zinger
Alison Mackay, double bass and program creator. Photo by Bruce Zinger

Feb 14, 2019

Behind the Musik: Tales of Two Cities

Performance of Tales of Two Cities from 2016. Photo by Bruce Zinger
Photo: Bruce Zinger

Jan 29, 2019

An act of healing - Tafelmusik's Tales of Two Cities, with narrator Alon Nashman

This was originally published on May 20, 2016.

Guest blog post by Ieva Lucs

To connect the inconceivable struggle and heartbreak of the Syrian refugee crisis with something as mundane as a cup of coffee may seem like an impossible task. Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning baroque orchestra, however, find themselves drawing that bizarre parallel in their new show opening in Toronto on Thursday.

Apr 17, 2018

A special message from Christina Mahler and Alison Mackay

Our upcoming 40th season is a time for celebration, and as with all anniversaries, a chance for reflection, particularly for those orchestra members who have been with us since the beginning.

Christina Mahler, cello, and Alison Mackay, double bass, have recently let us know that they will be retiring from the orchestra after the 2018/19 season.

Jan 15, 2018

Alison Mackay & Maryem Tollar invite you to Safe Haven

A special video invitation to Safe Haven from Maryem Tollar. Click on the image above to watch the video.

Jan 11, 2018

Safe Haven: Asylum seekers in the baroque age and modern day

by Tim Crouch, Marketing Manager

"you have to understand, no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land."