Directed by Elisa Citterio


Wed Oct 16 at 7pm, Thu Oct 17, Fri Oct 18, Sat Oct 19 at 8pm, Sun Oct 20 at 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Map BUY NOW SUBSCRIBE NOW

Experience the rich and soulful sounds of Vienna’s “new” baroque music, 1600s style.

We don't normally think of Vienna as a centre of baroque music. Its day would come a century later when Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven prowled its leafy streets. But, inspired by the “new” baroque music coming across the Alps from Italy, the Austrian capital was ignited by its own spark of the new in music, 1600s style. 
This concert sends the orchestra back to Vienna’s baroque roots, recovering a time when Austrian composers rubbed shoulders with their Italian counterparts, a vital cross-cultural endeavour.  Experience a time when the sound of the baroque was breaking like a wave over Europe, its rich and soulful sounds reaching deep into human emotions, revealing a world, now familiar, then novel and radical.
What's interesting about this concert:
  1. Get to know a range of composers whose music you might have never encountered, from Bertali to Fux—and also a concerto by Vivaldi (who moved to Vienna at the end of his life, and was buried there)
  2. Enjoy the talents of Tafelmusik's inspiring individual musicians, with solos, duos, and trios played by different orchestral musicians, along with pieces for the full band. There will even be some improvisations seeded between the composed numbers. 
  3. A world premiere by Italian composer Guido Morini, in keeping with our season theme of the new informing the old, and the old informing the new.
Pre-concert Chat
Join us one hour before each concert for a free pre-concert chat with Tafelmusik violist Patrick Jordan.
  • Farina Sonata detta la Farina, for violin & continuo (1628)
  • Bertali Ciacona, for violin & continuo (c.1650)
  • Buonamente Sonata prima a 3 (1636)
  • Bertali Sonata a 5 in g (c.1650)
  • Biber Balletti lamentabili a 4 (1670)
  • Neri Sonata a 9, op. 2, no. 11 (1651)


  • Guido Morini Italian Soundscapes (2019) – World premiere
  • Fux Orchestral suite in G Minor (1701)
  • Muffat Chaconne "Propitia sydera" (Propitious stars; 1701)
  • Vivaldi Concerto in D Major, RV563

Watch and listen to a few samples from the program.

 Concert run time: approximately 2 hours, including a 20-minute intermission.

Please note that Bloor Street between Bathurst and Spadina is currently under construction by the City of Toronto. This may increase travel times and reduce the availability of parking. More Info