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.
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.
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.
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.
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.