Music & Magic

A close-up of an eye with a red-orange iris covered in colourful paint splatters.

Reserve now with a Digital Pass. Single tickets available October 7, 2021.

Premiering October 28, 2021, 8pm EDT Online Buy a Pass

Elisa Citterio director
Marco Cera and Nicholas Wallace co-creators
Nicholas Wallace magician 
Quinten Melo contortionist 
Ryan Joyce stage director

Online Premiere: October 28, 2021, 8pm EDT

Open your eyes and ears to the world of illusion and enchantment in this new digital concert blending two captivating art forms.

Musicians and magicians may use different tools to create their art, but for both, the goal is to delight, spark our imaginations, and create startling moments of intense emotion. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with magicians, Tafelmusik oboist and visual artist Marco Cera has conjured up Music & Magic, a mesmerizing new digital program for all ages featuring the award-winning magician Nicholas Wallace.

Music & Magic delves into the world of 18th-century English conjurer Isaac Fawkes, a contemporary of Handel. The first magician to take his act from the streets of London to the stage, Fawkes performed before King George II at the Haymarket Theatre — the same venue where Handel presented his operas for royalty and the public alike.

This film combines magic vignettes with music by Bach, Handel, and Purcell, along with a performance of Spring from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Digital Season Passes are available now! Don’t wait for tickets to go on sale, buy a pass today and gain access to all current releases and more. Single ticket access for this concert will be made available on October 7, 2021. 

PROGRAM

Henry Purcell Excerpts from The Fairy Queen

Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for violin in E Major: Spring (from The Four Seasons)

George Frideric Handel Aria “What passion cannot music raise or quell” from Ode for St Cecilia's Day (arranged)

Johann Sebastian Bach Andante, from Sonata for solo violin in A Minor

G.F. Handel Overtures to Flavio & Ode for St. Cecilia's Day