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May 1, 2020

Goldberg Variations, no. 1 and no. 30, Arranged by Elisa Citterio

Tafelmusik takes the music of Bach online with newly recorded excerpts of the Goldberg Variations in an original orchestral arrangement by Music Director Elisa Citterio. Originally scheduled for live performance earlier this month, the world premiere of Citterio’s arrangement of this masterpiece was to be a major highlight of Tafelmusik’s 2019/20 season, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of several concerts. 

Apr 1, 2020

From La Scala to the Tafelmusik Stage: A chat with Elisa Citterio

Today for #TafelmusikTogether, enjoy this chat with our Music Director Elisa Citterio! She talks about her early career, how she came to Tafelmusik, and music's abilities to spark happiness and joy.

Mar 23, 2020

Meet Elisa Citterio

In this video for our #TafelmusikTogether initiative, our Music Director Elisa Citterio shares the music she plays at home, the ways music can offer comfort, and some of her highlights from our next season.

 

Sep 7, 2019

Introducing Carlo Citterio, composer

In Tafelmusik meets Tchaikovsky, we are premiering a new arrangement of Mendelssohn’s famous Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tafelmusik asked composer Carlo Citterio to write the arrangement in keeping with our season theme of Old meets New, and in order to offer a taste of Mendelssohn’s late work to contrast to the early symphonies that open the concert. Carlo is Elisa’s brother, and he has previously written cadenzas for concertos by Mozart and Beethoven performed by Elisa with Tafelmusik.

Oct 3, 2017

My Italian Adventure

By Elisa Citterio, Music Director and violin