Oct 11, 2019

Get to know Italian composer, Guido Morini

In our 2019/20 Season, we are exploring how "old" can meet "new." This theme runs across our season in many ways, including six short new works by living composers written to complement the programs.

We are delighted to introduce Italian composer Guido Morini, whose new work for orchestra, Italian Soundscapes, will premiere this October in Baroque Roots.

Tafelmusik: Tell us a little about yourself, and how you started composing music.

Guido Morini, composerGuido Morini: I studied organ, harpsichord, and composition in the early seventies. My experience as an early music performer and my deep love for the masters of the past led me to write music. In the baroque era, musicians usually assumed multiple roles: performer, composer, director, and teacher. It was only at the end of the nineteenth century that these roles were fragmented into many specialized disciplines. In the late nineties, I started writing arrangements of works from the past for my ensemble Accordone, and then I started writing original compositions by using different historic languages, according to the expressive requirements of the music. I do not want to create a "fake”, but wish to allow ancient styles to dialogue with the sensibility of our contemporaries.

TM: What was the first composition you wrote? What / How / Why?

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Oct 10, 2019

Get to know Christopher Rouleau, lettering artist for Haus Musik

In keeping with the 2019/20 season theme of “old meets new,” we are thrilled to work with Christopher Rouleau, one of Toronto's shining designers and lettering artists. You may recognize some of his work including the Dishonest Signs series and the Toronto the Great series.

Oct 9, 2019

Behind the Musik: Baroque Roots

Baroque Roots. Junipero's Garden by Steve Solinsky

Program Notes by Charlotte Nediger

Sep 25, 2019

The kinship of making music: Tafelmusik Winter Institute with cellist Keiran Campbell

Keiran Campbell (centre back) with the cello class of TWI 2017 and cello faculty Christina Mahler.
Keiran Campbell (centre back) with the cello class of TWI 2017 and cello faculty Christina Mahler.

By Keiran Campbell, cellist

Sep 22, 2019

Get to know Steve Solinsky, the photographer behind the image for Baroque Roots

Tafelmusik 2019/20 Season. Junipero's Garden, Steve Solinsky
Junipero's Garden

In keeping with our 2019/20 Season theme of “old meets new” we are thrilled to share the work of some of Canada’s and the world’s most exciting contemporary artists as part of our season campaign.