In The New Normal—our new interview series—we speak to the musicians and staff of Tafelmusik, to ask how working and performing in new ways has changed our routines, and our operations as a performing arts organization.
In this inaugural interview, we sat down with Executive Director Carol Kehoe, to hear her perspective on how this “new normal” has affected her work, her life, and her vision for Tafelmusik.
The phrase “the new normal” has become a staple of our everyday vernacular. What does “the new normal” mean for you, as it relates to work and Tafelmusik?
As we enter our third month of isolation and social distancing, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you, our donors and members, with an update on what we’ve been able to accomplish in this time and how we’re preparing for the future.
Most importantly, I want to say thank you for your continued support. We miss you, and appreciate the daily messages of hope and encouragement.
Like many of us, Tafelmusik’s Executive Director Carol Kehoe has swapped her office desk for a dining room table and has been working from home for the past week. Today, she shares her thoughts about this new situation.
Working at Tafelmusik, I’m keenly attune to “joy”. If you believe like I do that happy people are instrumental in creating healthy, sustainable cities, then you seek out those experiences that create a sense of wonder, awe and beauty that make you feel one with the world.
Tafelmusik’s new Executive Director, Carol Kehoe is an accomplished leader, arts lover, and mentor to many. We chatted with her following the announcement of her new role at Tafelmusik to learn more about her professional journey, favourite artworks, and hopes for the future of Tafelmusik.