Sep 4, 2013

GUEST ARTIST CHANGE - A Night in Paris, March 27 - 30, 2014

Toronto, September 4, 2013 … Due to a scheduling conflict, guest director Stefano Montanari has withdrawn from his appearances with Tafelmusik on March 27 to 30, 2014. Tafelmusik is pleased to announce that violinist Cecilia Bernardini will direct the instrumental portion of the programme A Night in Paris: Le Concert Spirituel, and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir Director Ivars Taurins will direct the choral selections.
A Night in Paris is inspired by Le Concert Spirituel, one of the first public concert series presented in the magnificent Tuileries Palace. The programme features Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir performing music that would have been featured on the original concert series in Paris — early French and Italian concertos, symphonies and motets.
Born into a musical family in 1984, Cecilia Bernardini has won first prizes at various national competitions and was a finalist at the Andrea Postacchini international violin competition. In 2004 she was awarded the prestigious Dutch Anton Kersjes scholarship, and in May 2005, she won the second prize at the Oskar Back national violin competition where she also made her debut in the main hall of the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. Additionally, she won a prize for her interpretation of Bach at the Leopold Mozart competition in Augsburg in 2006.
As a baroque violinist, she is the leader of the Edinburgh-based Dunedin Consort directed by John Butt, with whom she recently recorded Bach's Brandenburg Concertos and the St. John Passion. Bernardini frequently plays with ensembles such as Zefiro, La Serenissima, Collegium Marianum and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as well as in a duo with fortepianist Shuann Chai. Her many recordings include Mozart Divertimenti with the ensemble Zefiro for Sony Classics.
Listing information: 
A Night in Paris: Le Concert Spirituel
Dates + Times:    
Trinity-St. Paul Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall
Thu Mar 27, Fri Mar 28, Sat Mar 29 at 8pm
Sun Mar 30 at 3:30pm
Ticket Prices:
Regular: $37-$87
65+: $29-$78
35 & Under: $15-$78         
Venue: Trinity-St. Paul Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St West
Box Office: 416.964.6337
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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, founded in 1979 and led by Music Director Jeanne Lamon since 1981, is one of the world’s leading period performance ensembles. The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, under the direction of Ivars Taurins, was formed in 1981 to complement the Orchestra. The orchestra performs more than 50 concerts each year at home in Toronto, and travels extensively around the world to such places as this season's tour destinations: Japan and South Korea, Carnegie Hall in New York City, BachFest Leipzig in Germany, and cities across Ontario. The choir and orchestra’s multi-platform recording label Tafelmusik Media was launched in January 2012, along with the Watch and Listen site, Tafelmusik‘s digital concert hall. Tafelmusik’s rich discography of more than 80 CDs have been recorded on the Sony Classical, CBC Records, Analekta and Tafelmusik Media labels. Since 1991, Tafelmusik has received ten JUNO Awards and a Grammy Award nomination. Tafelmusik is the Baroque Orchestra-in-Residence at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and operates its annual artist training programmes, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute and Tafelmusik Winter Institute.