Jun 4, 2020

Anything But Vanilla

Q&A with Kaya Ogruce, founder, Death in Venice Gelato

Death in Venice Gelato

Gelato making, like baroque music, is a centuries-old art form that blends flights of fantasy and creative ingenuity with an emphasis on authenticity, skill, and craftsmanship. What better way to welcome summer than to pair a Tafelmusik concert with award-winning, artisanal gelato? Thanks to a new partnership with local gelato wizards Death in Venice, select Tafelmusik at Home virtual concerts may be complemented by home gelato delivery. Read on to learn more about Kaya Ogruce, founder of Death in Venice Gelato, and their amazing flavours.

Tafelmusik: How did you go from being an engineer to becoming one of Toronto’s top gelato artisans?

Kaya Ogruce:First of all, thank you for the compliment! I came to Toronto to become a chemical engineer. That was what I studied. I was an immigrant, and after getting a really good job as a refinery engineer at Unilever Canada, making margarine, I kind of lost my interest in the field because I thought it was becoming a little too predictable, too easy. I wanted to become involved in some kind of art. But I wasn’t an artist, so I thought the closest thing was the culinary arts. I enrolled in the Stratford Chef School with the idea that if I was successful enough, I could make the leap. I took a year off from my work and I told my boss that I was going to Australia for a year for my Master’s degree. In reality, I was actually going to Stratford Chef School to study cooking!

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May 18, 2020

Get to know Paulette Tavormina, the photographer behind A Handel Celebration

 

We chatted with Paulette Tavormina, the photographer behind the aesthetical image for A Handel Celebration. 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.

Get to know more of Paulette and her work with our Q&A.

May 14, 2020

Trill 101 with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir

What is a trill and how do you sing it? You often hear these decorative notes in pop and jazz music, and it's one of the most common ornaments in baroque music. Here's your Trill 101 with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and tenor Cory Knight.

May 11, 2020

Tafel Magazine: Doron Sherwin and the Cornetto

This article is drawn from the first issue of Tafel: our new 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 first issue here.

May 11, 2020

Tafel Magazine: Introducing Emi Ferguson

This article is drawn from the first issue of Tafel: our new 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 first issue here.