Feb 25, 2021

Meet painter Darby Milbrath, from our new video series "Musik in Motion"

Today, we launched Musik in Motion: a free series of collaborative videos featuring local artists of diverse art forms produced by Puncture Design. In keeping with Tafelmusik’s commitment to exploring “baroque and beyond,” Puncture and Tafelmusik invited five creative partners to interpret music that is an essential part of Tafelmusik’s signature repertoire. The series is launching with a video featuring local artist Darby Milbrath.

Darby Milbrath is a Toronto-based fine artist, who first collaborated with Tafelmusik in 2020, when one of her paintings served as the cover art for our first issue of Tafel Magazine. Now, get to know a little bit more about Milbrath, her practice, and her involvement in this project.  

A portrait of Darby Milbrath, a young woman wearing a dark dress in front of an old paned warehouse window, with a warm glare of yellow and orange light. Photo by Norman Wong.
Darby Milbrath. Photo by Norman Wong.

In this project, you’re shown creating a new artwork, along to our recording of Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in C Minor, RV 761 “Amato Bene” from Vivaldi con amore. Do you often paint to music? If so, which artists, and how does it influence your approach?

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Feb 21, 2021

Bonus Content Roundup: January

Woman Reading a Letter, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1663

Looking for more to read, watch, and learn about early music, art, news, and more? Check out these links.

Once a month, we will gather the top 10 links from the Bonus Content section in our weekly newsletter for Premium subscribers, Tafel Notes. Here are the favourite articles and videos from January.

Feb 19, 2021

Meet Marco: Concert Filmmaker

Marco Libretti is a digital content producer and Director of Photography. Originally from Milan, Italy, he moved to Toronto in 2012. Our Fall and Winter Digital Seasons features Libretti’s work—most recently, for our Il Seicento concert. Get to know more about the man behind the camera with our Q&A below.

Feb 16, 2021

An Il Seicento Cocktail and Mocktail Recipe, from Bartender Alana Nogueda

One of many advantages to virtual concerts is the privilege of enjoying your favourite libation in the comfort of your own home. And our next concert, Il Seicento, highlights the ambitious, experimental energy of the music scene in 17th-century Italy.

With those two points in mind, Tafelmusik collaborated with Alana Nogueda—part owner and Beverage Director of The Shameful Tiki Room Toronto—to design a cocktail created especially for Il Seicento. Just like our concert, this drink is ambitious and energetic, and is the perfect pairing to our musical program.

Feb 16, 2021

Il Seicento: Curator's Notes

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An introduction to Il Seicento by Music Director Elisa Citterio

Elisa Citterio. Photo by Daniel Banko, Banko Media