Jul 23, 2021

A conversation with Randy Barnard

This summer, we are saying a heartfelt goodbye to our Tafelmusik Media consultant, Randy Barnard, who—after a storied and decades-long career in the industry—is stepping away to embark on new adventures.
 
Before we share our conversation with Randy, he asked that we share this sentiment: 
 
“With the recent and untimely passing of Jeanne Lamon, it’s emotionally difficult to reflect on my time with Tafelmusik. It’s impossible to talk about the orchestra without referencing what an extraordinary artistic leader, musician and person Jeanne was and how she shaped and refined the unique, and internationally acclaimed baroque ‘sound’ of Tafelmusik. I consider myself to have been very fortunate and blessed by my professional and personal association.”
 
Below, enjoy our insightful conversation with Randy Barnard about his career, his insights, and his time with Tafelmusik. 
 

 

Randy Barnard, sporting his Tafelmusik shirt
 
How did you get your start in the music industry? What was your first early role?
 
Randy Barnard: It depends on how far back you want to go, as my first professional music gig was in high school—as part of a rock and roll cover band!
 
TM: Fun! Tell us more about that.
 
RB: We were called Paxton’s Back Street Carnival, named after a song from Strawberry Alarm Clock’s album “Incense and Peppermints”—we picked up on that one track as our as our band name. And it stuck. 
 
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Jul 20, 2021

Tafel Magazine: Grand Illusion

This article is drawn from the third issue of Tafel: our magazine for the musically curious. Offered three times a year, this publication will, we hope, welcome new friends as well as extend the rich conversations we are already having with so many of you. Read the entire third issue here.

Grand Illusion
By Luisa Trisi

What do music and magic have in common? There’s more to it than meets the eye.

Jul 19, 2021

Tafel Magazine: In Conversation with Conductor Marlon Daniel on composer Joseph Bologne

This article is drawn from the third issue of Tafel: our magazine for the musically curious. Offered three times a year, this publication will, we hope, welcome new friends as well as extend the rich conversations we are already having with so many of you. Read the entire third issue here.
 
In Conversation: Conductor Marlon Daniel on composer Joseph Bologne
 
Jul 18, 2021

Tafel Magazine: Fashion Forward

This article is drawn from the third issue of Tafel: our magazine for the musically curious. Offered three times a year, this publication will, we hope, welcome new friends as well as extend the rich conversations we are already having with so many of you. Read the entire third issue here.

Fashion Forward
By Dr. Ingrid Mida

Anticipating the Revival of the Baroque Spirit in a Post-Pandemic World

Jul 15, 2021

That's a wrap! A look back at 2020/21

As summer deepens and we look back over the past season, the word gratitude jumps to mind. Gratitude for the joy and beauty that music brings. Gratitude for the support of our donors and audience members. Gratitude for the dedication and commitment of our musicians, staff, and board. And gratitude for those whose passionate leadership paved the way for Tafelmusik to thrive for more than four decades.