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Jun 3, 2020

Anything But Vanilla

Q&A with Kaya Ogruce, founder, Death in Venice Gelato

Death in Venice Gelato

May 22, 2020

A special message from Executive Director Carol Kehoe

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.

May 14, 2020

Trill 101 with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir

What is a trill and how do you sing it? You often hear these decorative notes in pop and jazz music, and it's one of the most common ornaments in baroque music. Here's your Trill 101 with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and tenor Cory Knight.

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 25, 2020

Pippa Explains the Violone

Double bassist Pippa Macmillan gives a mini lesson of the violone in this short casual video from last summer. We look forward to being outdoors with friends and family again soon.

Apr 19, 2020

Ivars Taurins Introduces His #SongsOfComfort

In March, amid the developing pandemic, Yo-Yo Ma initiated a collaborative online movement called #SongsOfComfort: he encouraged people to create and share music from their home, and use the #SongsOfComfort hashtag on social media platforms to showcase their creations.

Apr 18, 2020

Record Store Day with #TafelmusikTogether

Today would have been Record Store Day, but we're not flooding our favourite shops for all the right reasons. In this video, Andrew Eusebio, Tafelmusik marketing coordinator, shares his top 5 classical albums that he’s been listening to while working from home. But don’t fret! Record Store Day has been rescheduled for June 20, 2020.

Below are links to listen to and learn more about the records mentioned in the video.