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Jun 30, 2020

2019/20 Season Wrap Up

Heirloom IV (Adore) by Dina Torrans

When we launched Tafelmusik’s 2019/20 season at Koerner Hall last September, none of us could have imagined that six months later, the stage would be dark, our offices would be shuttered, and that we would be announcing the cancellation of several concerts. In a matter of just a few days in mid-March, Tafelmusik musicians and staff were quick to pivot their collective energy towards this new reality by creating moments of joy for our followers to share online.

May 18, 2020

Get to know Paulette Tavormina, the photographer behind A Handel Celebration

 

We chatted with Paulette Tavormina, the photographer behind the aesthetical image for A Handel Celebration. In keeping with our 2019/20 Season theme of “old meets new” we are thrilled to share the work of some of Canada’s and the world’s most exciting contemporary artists as part of our season campaign. These stunning images were chosen to complement both the season theme and the theme of each individual concert.

Get to know more of Paulette and her work with our Q&A.

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

Feb 27, 2020

Get to know Tim McLaughlin, the photographer behind The Indigo Project

Portrait of Tim McLaughlin and his image titled With Feet of Blue.

We chatted with Tim McLaughlin, the photographer behind the image for The Indigo Project.

Feb 21, 2020

Get to know vocalist Suba Sankaran

We are thrilled to welcome world/fusion vocalist Suba Sankaran to the Tafelmusik stage in The Indigo Project. Suba has composed and produced music for theatre, film, radio, and dance. She currently teaches in the jazz department at Humber College, co-directs Toronto’s City Choir, is artistic associate at Confluence Concerts, and is co-sound designer, composer, and performer with Why Not Theatre/Shaw Festival’s upcoming production of the epic story, Mahabharata. We sat down with Suba to learn a bit more about her and her music-making.

Tafelmusik: How are you preparing for this concert?

Feb 4, 2020

Get to know Dina Torrans, the artist behind Dreaming Jupiter

Heirloom IV (Adore), detail, by Dina Torrans
Heirloom IV (Adore), detail, by Dina Torrans

Jan 16, 2020

Get to know Laura Millard, the photographer behind Gone with the Winds

Contrails by Laura Millard
Contrails by Laura Millard

In keeping with our 2019/20 Season theme of “old meets new” we are thrilled to share the work of some of Canada’s and the world’s most exciting contemporary artists as part of our season campaign.

These stunning images were chosen to complement both the season theme and the theme of each individual concert. We chatted with Laura Millard, the photographer behind the image for Gone with the Winds.

Oct 23, 2019

Get to know James Rolfe, 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 introduce Canadian composer James Rolfe, whose new work for voice will premiere in Lotti Revealed.
 

Tafelmusik: Tell us a little about yourself, and how you started composing music.