In November 2013, Tafelmusik had the opportunity to take The Galileo Project on tour to Japan and South Korea. They stopped in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Niigata in Japan, followed by a stop in Goyang-si and a Residency at Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea.
"The Galileo Project celebrates the greatest achievements of the human spirit."
Sunday, November 24, 4pm
Aram Nuri Arts Centre
Wednesday, November 20, 7pm
Niigata-City Performing Arts Centre
Saturday, November 16, 5pm
Mitaka City Arts Centre
Sunday, November 17, 3pm
Aobadai Philia Hall
Thursday November 21, 7pm
Embassy of Canada in Japan
Tafelmusike was delighted to collaborate with two outstanding actors in both Japan and South Korea. They performed the script in their native tongues, taking the audience on a journey through the cosmos and the music.
In Japan, we were joined by Seiji Fukushi. Mr. Fukushi was born in 1983, and is one of the most popular actors of his generation. He leads an active career in films, television dramas, and stage dramas.
In South Korea we were joined by actor Dong-hwan Chung. Mr. Chung has performed in over 60 theatre works, spanning 44 years. He was the recipient of the 2008 Korea Theatre Award and received the 19th Haerang Lee Theatre Award in 2009 for contribution to theatrical life in Korea.
Explore the fusion of arts, science and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries in this imaginative concert commemorating Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope. Tafelmusik musicians perform the music by memory to a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope and Canadian astronomers. Featuring poetic narration, choreography, and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, Lully and Handel.
Watch an excerpt of this production:
A quartet of Tafelmusik musicians stayed in South Korea for a five-day residency at Seoul’s Hanyang University. Music Director Jeanne Lamon, violinist Cristina Zacharias, cellist Christina Mahler, and harpsichordist Olivier Fortin worked with students at the university, conducting masterclasses and leading rehearsals in preparation for a joint concert of music by Handel, Platti, and Bach. The quartet also performed a Faculty Chamber Recital, featuring music by Bach, Rameau, and Leclair.
The Asia Tour was made possible by the generous support of
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