May 23, 2014

Four FREE concerts at Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival

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Toronto (Canada), May 23, 2014 … Tafelmusik performs four FREE concerts in different Toronto venues at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival (TBSF), on May 29, June 1 and 5, with the Grand Finale on June 8. Running concurrent to the Festival is the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI), which sees 95 pre-professional and professional musicians from 13 different countries gathering in Toronto for an advanced training programme led by some of the world's finest musicians in the field of baroque performance. The concerts include performances by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, TBSI faculty and participants. For details and complete programme information, visit
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is a comprehensive training program that includes orchestra and choir rehearsals, masterclasses, opera scene study for singers, chamber ensembles, private lessons, lectures and workshops, classes in baroque dance, and concerts by both participants and faculty. Each year TBSI is held at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, where Tafelmusik is the baroque orchestra-in-residence. Over the past twelve years, TBSI has not only grown in size and reputation, but has also become increasingly international. This year’s Institute will welcome musicians from across Canada and the United States, as well as from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Iran, Turkey, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Costa Rica and Peru. 
“TBSI is unique among summer workshops in that the faculty is drawn from an orchestra and choir, allowing us to share not only our individual expertise with the participants, but also our rich communal experience as one of the world’s leading period-performance ensembles,” says TBSI Artistic Coordinator Charlotte Nediger. “TBSI is a challenging and exhilarating experience, one we are delighted to share with the public through our free summer series of faculty and participant concerts.”
TBSI is open to auditors who are welcome to attend individual classes, purchase daily passes, or purchase an open pass for the events of the entire institute. Details and prices are available here.
The 2014 TBSI Faculty includes Music Director Jeanne Lamon, Choir Director Ivars Taurins, and harpsichordist Charlotte Nediger as TBSI Artistic Coordinator, along with members of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. This year’s faculty members include soprano Ann Monoyios and baritone Peter Harvey, bassist Richard Myron, and Opera Atelier Co-Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg.
Delightfully Baroque
Thursday, May 29 at 8:30 PM
A concert of music by Handel, Mondonville, Vivaldi, J. S. Bach and Lalande performed by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, with soloists Anne Monoyios, soprano, and Peter Harvey, baritone. 
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall
Musical Interlude
Sunday, June 1 at 12:30 PM
A casual daytime concert of baroque chamber music by Weiss, Marini, Telemann, Bertali, and Campra performed by members of the TBSI Faculty.
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, 80 Queen's Park
The TBSI Orchestras and Choirs
Thursday, June 5 at 1:00 PM 
A concert of music by Locke, Telemann, Lully, Vivaldi, Purcell, Schelle, and J.S. Bach directed by Jeanne Lamon Ivars Taurins, & Peter Harvey, and featuring the Institute participants.
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, 80 Queen's Park
The Grand Finale
Sunday, June 8 at 7:30 PM
The TBSI participants and faculty perform together in a programme of music by Handel, Rameau, and Charpentier.
Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road 
Free and general admission to all TBSI concerts. Admission to Delightfully Baroque, Musical Interlude, and The TBSI Orchestras & Choirs is on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required. The doors open 15 minutes prior to the start of each concert. 
Tickets are required for The Grand Finale on June 8. The tickets are free, but must be obtained in advance. They will be made available to the public on Tuesday, June 3 starting at 10 AM — in person only, at the Tafelmusik Box Office at 427 Bloor Street West. Maximum of two tickets per person. TBSI Participants and full-time Auditors do not require tickets. 
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Photos from past editions of TBSI are also available here