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
Sonatas by Bach, Zelenka, Handel, and Telemann.