Mar 30, 2019

Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon returns for The Hunt: Mozart and Haydn, April 25 to 30, 2019

Lamon made the score glow and vibrate with rare warmth … this is music at its most powerful – a living force, not a museum piece.” — Toronto Star

Toronto, March 30, 2019 … Tafelmusik's Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon returns to direct a program of music by classical composers Haydn, Mozart, and Kraus.  Tafelmusik’s Scott Wevers is featured as horn soloist for these concerts, which take place in two venues: Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre from April 25 to 28; and George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts on April 30. Complete program details are available at tafelmusik.org.

“I am excited to be directing Tafelmusik again, and I love this program,” says Jeanne Lamon. “Hunting was a big part of 18th-century aristocratic life and the horn is inextricably linked with the hunt. In each of the symphonies we're performing there are four horn parts instead of the usual two. This program offers dramatic, passionate, and tuneful music, from the youthful Mozart to the mature ‘Papa’ Haydn.”

The Hunt continues Tafelmusik’s new cycle of Mozart concertos, with Scott Wevers as soloist in Mozart’s joyous Horn Concerto no. 4 in E-Flat Major. Four horns take centre stage in Mozart’s youthful Symphony no. 25, while Haydn’s spirited Symphony no. 73 in D Major, “The Hunt,” is named for the calls of the hunting horn in the final movement. The program includes the Symphony in C Minor by Joseph Martin Kraus, known as “the Swedish Mozart.”

Scott Wevers plays on a horn made by John Webb in England in 2000. Designed to allow the player to perform music in any tonality, it is modelled after an original horn by the Bohemian maker Franz Stohr that is housed at the Prague Museum.

Audience members are invited to join Tafelmusik cellist Allen Whear for a free pre-concert chat one hour before each performance.

LISTING INFORMATION

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra presents

The Hunt: Mozart and Haydn
Directed by Jeanne Lamon
Scott Wevers, horn soloist

Thu Apr 25, Fri Apr 26, Sat Apr 27, 2019 at 8pm
Sun Apr 28, 2019 at 3:30pm
Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West

Tues Apr 30, 2019 at 8pm
George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street

Regular: From $42 | 65+: From $37 | Youth (18 and under): $30
Tafelscene (19-35 yrs) — $30: only available through Tafelscene email list sign-up
Jeanne Lamon Hall Box Office: (416) 964-6337
George Weston Recital Hall Box Office: 1 (855) 985-2787

ABOUT TAFELMUSIK

Led by Music Director Elisa Citterio, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is one of the world’s leading period ensembles and Canada’s most-toured orchestra. Tafelmusik engages Toronto audiences with an annual season of more than 80 concerts in diverse venues across the city, as well as national and international audiences through an extensive schedule of tours and critically acclaimed recordings. The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, under the direction of Ivars Taurins, was formed in 1981 to complement the Orchestra. Tafelmusik also seeks to transport audiences to the baroque and classical periods through adventurous cross-cultural collaborations, on stage with Toronto's Opera Atelier, and underground at its Haus Musik series. The orchestra’s musicians share their knowledge and experience through artist training initiatives such as the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer and Winter Institutes. Tafelmusik's catalogue of award-winning recordings on the SONY, CBC Records, Analekta, and Tafelmusik Media labels have garnered ten JUNO Awards and numerous other recording prizes. Jeanne Lamon continues her association with Tafelmusik as Music Director Emerita.

2018/19 SEASON PARTNERS

Tafelmusik wishes to thank the following for their generous support: BMO Financial Group, TD Bank Group, RBC Foundation, Hal Jackman Foundation, KPMG, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Whitmer Trudel Charitable Foundation, The Estate of Lawrence Ballon, Tom Bogart & Kathy Tamaki, The Pluralism Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Classical 96.3 FM, NOW Magazine, and Wholenote Magazine. Tafelmusik is a proud partner of the Bloor St. Culture Corridor.

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