Chamber concert series

Close Encounters: Café Leipzig


Sat Oct 12, 2019 at 3pm Temerty Theatre, TELUS Centre Map

Tafelmusik’s popular chamber series returns to Temerty Theatre in the TELUS Centre. This season, we will transport you to three 18th-century European cafés to enjoy the musical delights offered there.

If you had a craving for coffee and fine music in Leipzig in the 1730s, you were in luck! Gottfried Zimmerman, the proprietor of one of Germany’s finest coffee houses, hosted weekly concerts in his café, and the director of the concert series was none other than Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach, his colleagues, and his students gathered to perform the new music of the day, as well as the occasional familiar favourite. A quartet of Tafelmusik players (oboe, violin, bassoon, and harpsichord) imagine themselves in Zimmerman’s Café, performing music Bach himself might have selected for the occasion.
Marco Cera, oboe
Elisa Citterio, violin
Dominic Teresi, bassoon
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord
  • Fasch Trio Sonata in E Minor
  • Bach Sonata for violin and continuo in G Major
  • Bach Sarabande for solo harpsichord, from Partita no. 6
  • Telemann Sonata for bassoon & continuo in C Minor
  • Handel Trio Sonata in B-flat Major, op. 2, no. 3

 Concert run time: 1 hour, no intermission.

This event is general admission. Seating is assigned on a first-come, first served basis.

Please note: all Close Encounters concerts now begin at 3pm.