Jan 18, 2013

Thurs Jan 17 concert review of Baroque London by John Terauds

Tafelmusik teams up with R.H. Thomson for visit to late-Baroque London
 

Tafelmusik teams up with R.H. Thomson for visit to late-Baroque LonTafelmusik and music director Jeanne Lamon are taking the themed concert programme one step further this week with the help of actor R.H. Thomson, inviting their audiences on a trip through mid-18th century London.
 
Our guide is Thomson’s Richard Neale, a retired oboe player from the Orchestra of Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, who, with the help of his “spectral players,” a.k.a. Tafelmusik, survey the pan-European collection of composers and styles that comprised musical life in Britain’s capital.
 
The concert programme is a mix-and-match assortment that allows each section of the period-instrument orchestra to show off a bit — something everyone did very nicely at Trinity-St Paul’s Centre on Thursday night.

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