Chamber concert series

Close Encounters: Café Paris


Sat Mar 14, 2020 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.

Springtime in Paris! In March we may still be shivering in Toronto, but let us transport you to the warm embrace of a Parisian café to enjoy an afternoon of musical delights. Baroque Paris saw the establishment of the café chantant (home of the French chanson) and of the café-concert, where patrons might hear some chamber music or a new cantata. The beguiling music of Louis and François Couperin, Clérambault, and the remarkable Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre—a renowned female composer—lends elegance and charm to our own café-concert.

Hélène Brunet, soprano
Geneviève Gilardeau & Julia Wedman, violins
Felix Deak, viola da gamba
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord

  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Cantate “Médée”
  • Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre Sonate en trio 
  • Jean-Féry Rebel Sonata for violin “La Vénus
  • Nicolas Bernier Cantate Le Caffé

 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.