Jan 21, 2020

Suite bond: Keiran Campbell's relationship with Bach’s cello suites

Cellist Keiran Campbell with members of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir on stage of Jeanne Lamon Hall. Photo by Dahlia Katz
Cellist Keiran Campbell with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

In our upcoming More Bach Motets concert, the newest member of Tafelmusik, the brilliant young cellist Keiran Campbell, will perform movements from J.S. Bach's suites for solo cello alongside the Chamber Choir. Read on to learn about Keiran's relationship with some of Bach's most popular music, and how he's preparing for this concert.

By Keiran Campbell, cello

Cellist Keiran Campbell standing with his cello in front of a grey wall.

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Jan 16, 2020

Get to know Laura Millard, the photographer behind Gone with the Winds

Contrails by Laura Millard
Contrails by Laura Millard

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.

These stunning images were chosen to complement both the season theme and the theme of each individual concert. We chatted with Laura Millard, the photographer behind the image for Gone with the Winds.

Jan 9, 2020

Behind the Musik: Gone with the Winds

Gone with the Winds. Image by Laura Millard.

By Dominic Teresi, bassoon

The premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail was advertised in Vienna on July 16, 1782. Just four days later the young composer wrote to his father in Salzburg: "Now I have no small task: by Sunday week I have to arrange my opera for wind band, otherwise someone will step in front of me and take the profit.”

Dec 30, 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

Dec 22, 2019

Get to know Cecilia Livingston, composer

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 Cecilia Livingston, whose new work for wind sextet will premiere in Gone with the Winds this January.

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