Oct 29, 2012

Violinist and guest director Gottfried von der Goltz makes Tafelmusik debut with Mozart’s World, November 7 to 11, 2012

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Toronto, October 29, 2012 … Tafelmusik welcomes the talented violinist Gottfried von der Goltz for its Mozart’s World concerts at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre November 7 to 11, 2012. These performances will be guest directed from the violin by von der Goltz and feature music by Mozart and his classical contemporaries, including Mozart’s Violin Concerto in A Major, K.219 “Turkish”, Haydn’s Symphony no. 52, and music by Franz Beck and Josef Kraus — the “Swedish Mozart.” The programme is built around the contrast between the gracious music of classicism, and the dramatic Sturm und Drang style of pre-classical composers.

Gottfried von der Goltz has made a respected international name for himself as a baroque violinist and Artistic Director of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (FBO). He made the specialist world sit up and take notice with successful CD recordings of the music of the Dresden Baroque and Bach’s sons, noted for their “brilliant violin playing” (Gramophone Magazine). His far-reaching discography, ranging from the 17th century to the modern, demonstrates his tremendous versatility as a musician.

Von der Goltz’s latest CD with the FBO features two concertos by Mendelssohn (together with pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout). Released in August 2011, it was greeted with rave reviews by international music critics. In addition to his work with FBO and chamber music engagements, von der Goltz is Artistic Director of the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra.

On Friday November 9, Tafelmusik’s young audience membership programme Tafelscene will be hosting a party at intermission, complete with snacks and free beverages.

Dates + Times:  
Wed Nov 7 at 7pm
Thu Nov 8, Fri Nov 9 & Sat Nov 10 at 8pm
Sun Nov 11 at 3:30pm 

Ticket Prices 
Regular:$36 – $85
65+: $29 - $77
Ages 35 & Under: $15 - $77

Venue: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre
427 Bloor Street West (one block west of Spadina)

Box Office:  TSP Box Office: 416.964.6337 | www.tafelmusik.org    

Website:  www.tafelmusik.org / www.facebook.com/tafelmusik.org

Full programme:  
Franz Beck   Overture to Orfeo
Joseph M. Kraus  Symphony in C Minor [VB 142]
W.A.  Mozart   Violin Concerto in A Major, K.219, “Turkish”
W.A. Mozart   Symphony no. 10 in G Major, K.74
Joseph Haydn   Symphony no. 52 in C Minor

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, led by Music Director Jeanne Lamon and founded in 1979, is one of the world’s leading period performance ensembles. The orchestra performs over 50 concerts a year at home in Toronto, tours extensively around the world, has released over 80 CDs and has received nine JUNO Awards and a Grammy Award nomination. Tafelmusik Media, the choir and orchestra’s multi-platform recording label, was launched in January 2012. Tafelmusik is the Baroque Orchestra-in-Residence at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto where it hosts its annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.  The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, under the direction of Ivars Taurins, was formed in 1981 to complement the Orchestra. The 2012/13 touring season brings Tafelmusik’s two most recent multi-media concerts, The Galileo Project and House of Dreams, to audiences across North America.

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Media contact:  Luisa Trisi, Media Relations Manager, tel: 416 481‐1161 | e‐mail: ltrisi@sympatico.ca .
High‐resolution photos of Tafelmusik and Gottfried von der Goltz are available for download in the Media Room at www.tafelmusik.org