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Patrick Jordan

 
Mar 19, 2019

Patrick Jordan invites you to Strangers in Strange Lands


James Wilson Carmichael, The Pool of London.

Dec 15, 2018

My Instrument: Patrick Jordan and his 300 year-old Viennese co-conspirator

Patrick G. Jordan, viola. Photo by Sian Richards.I am particularly interested in the music of the middle to end of the eighteenth century, which is the period that sees the end of what we call the baroque, a flowering of what many refer to as the galant style, and the beginning of the classical era. I have the great good fortune to play a viola that couldn’t be better suited to that repertoire.

Mar 18, 2018

Get to know Patrick Jordan, viola

Patrick Jordan has been a violist with Tafelmusik since 1995. He hails from Texas, and is also a member of the Eybler Quartet, based here in Toronto.

Oct 9, 2017

Still becoming Canadian – Performing at Her Excellency Mme. Payette’s Installation as Governor General

by Patrick Jordan, viola

The vast majority of the music we perform in Tafelmusik is from Europe in the seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries, a world dominated by royalty, birthright, and the rigid definition of society by class. We are, in all sorts of ways, trying to both understand that time, aesthetically, culturally, and socially, and also make that music relevant to the world that we live in today.