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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Sep 20, 2019

Get to know Dave Sandford, the photographer behind the image for Tafelmusik meets Tchaikovsky

Tafelmusik 2019/20 Season. Orange Dawn, Dave Sandford
Orange Dawn, the concert image for Tafelmusik meets Tchaikovsky (Sept 19-22)

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.

Sep 19, 2019

Baroque 101: The Bow

The bow is an essential piece of “equipment” for every string player, and for period players it means having a range of bows from different eras and of different styles.

Sep 15, 2019

Get to know Pippa Macmillan, double bass

We are thrilled to welcome Pippa MacMillan for her first season as a member of Tafelmusik’s core orchestra. We sat down with her to learn a bit more about her inspirations, musical favourites, and greatest achievement.

Tafelmusik: When did you first start playing the double bass?