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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.

Jul 1, 2020

Behind the scenes of “Elisa’s Dream”

Elisa Citterio, David Costello, and Marco Cera in Jeanne Lamon Hall
Elisa Citterio, David Costello, and Marco Cera in Jeanne Lamon Hall

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 16, 2020

Grégoire Jeay introduces The Phantom of Goldberg

Grégoire Jeay, 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 welcome Grégoire Jeay, who was commissioned to compose a new work for solo harpsichord for our Goldberg Variations program in April.

Grégoire Jeay introduces The Phantom of Goldberg

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.