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Oct 29, 2015

Tafelmusik Receives OAC’s 2015 Vida Peene Award

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Toronto (Canada), October 29, 2015 … Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is delighted to be named this year’s recipient of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC)’s Vida Peene Orchestra Award. The $10,000 award will be presented at Tafelmusik’s Baroque Masters concert on Thursday, November 5, at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. 
Named after a Hamilton-based arts patron, The Vida Peene Orchestra Award was founded in 1978 and is conferred biennially in recognition of an Ontario orchestra’s artistic and organizational achievement. 
This year’s jury included Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Vice-President of Artistic Operations & Education Joanne Harada, Thunder Bay Symphony clarinetist E-Chen Hsu, and Toronto-based composer Erik Ross.
“Tafelmusik has an excellent international reputation,” noted the jury. “Their impressive repertoire covers the full spectrum from baroque to contemporary, and their multimedia projects are very exciting.”
“All of us at Tafelmusik are thrilled to be the recipient of this year’s Vida Peene Award,” said Managing Director William Norris. “It’s an exciting recognition of the incredible artistic achievements of our musicians and in particular the work of our outgoing Music Director Jeanne Lamon who, together with her colleagues, has built Tafelmusik into the incredibly dynamic and exciting ensemble that it is today.”
Recent and upcoming activities in Tafelmusik’s calendar include last night’s Taste of Tafelmusik event at The Gladstone Hotel, a November tour to Versailles, France, with Opera Atelier’s production of Lully’s Armide, and performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in December.   
Media contact: 
Luisa Trisi, Big Picture Communications, 416 456-0499 | e‐mail:  | 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1X7