May 28, 2015

Four FREE concerts at Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival June 5, 10, 14 and 17

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Toronto (Canada), May 25, 2015 … Tafelmusik performs four FREE concerts in different Toronto venues at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival (TBSF) on June 5, 10, and 14, with the Grand Finale on June 17. Running concurrent to the Festival is the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI), which sees 85 pre-professional and professional musicians from 13 different countries who are gathering in Toronto for an advanced training programme led by some of the world's finest musicians in the field of baroque performance. The free concerts include performances by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, TBSI faculty, and participants. For details, visit Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is generously supported by BMO Financial Group.
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 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 13 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, Sri Lanka, China, United Kingdom, South Africa, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia.
“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 a schedule are available here.
The 2015 TBSI Faculty includes Chief Artistic Advisor Jeanne Lamon, Choir Director Ivars Taurins, and harpsichordist Charlotte Nediger, along with members of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. The faculty also includes musicians and artists with whom Tafelmusik collaborates on a regular basis: soprano Ann Monoyios, baritone Peter Harvey, flutist Claire Guimond, harpsichordist Olivier Fortin, double bassist Richard Myron, and Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Directors Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg and Marshall Pynkoski.
Season Presenting Sponsor: 
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is generously supported by:
TBSI and TBSF also supported by:
Hal Jackman Foundation 
Lynn & James Haight
Scott & Ellen Hand
Joyce & Alec Monro
Margaret & John Catto
Jane T. Witherspoon
John R. & Maire Percy
Ivor M. & Renee Simmons
J. Douglas Bodley
Connie Reed
Pauline Hill
Joan & Ian Guenther
Margaret Mackay
Andrea Walker & Lawrence Crawford
Anna L. Guthrie
Jeff & Helen Bennett
Harry & Helen G. Bowler
William & Hiroko Keith
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