Oct 4, 2013
Music Director Jeanne Lamon is presented with the Toronto Musicians’ Association Lifetime Achievement Award at Tafelmusik’s Early Bird Concert
On Sunday, September 29, Tafelmusik Early Bird Subscribers attended two special “sneak peek” concerts at the newly revitalized Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. Both audience and musicians were thrilled to experience the new space, which we think is beautiful for both the ears and the eyes. The day was made even more special because of a presentation at the 3:30pm concert.
Tafelmusik was joined on stage by Jim Biros, Executive Director of the Toronto Musicians’ Association, Local 149 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. Mr. Biros presented Music Director Jeanne Lamon with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Toronto Musicians’ Association (TMA). The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a 20+ year TMA member who has demonstrated significant achievement in the areas of musical excellence, music education and/or public service through music, and whose contribution to the musical community has received significant public recognition. Past recipients include Guido Basso, Howard Cable, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Andrea Hansen, Tommy Hunter, Jacques Israelievitch, Gordon Lightfoot, Moe Koffman, Joe Macerollo, Anne Murray and Phil Nimmons.
Mr. Biros noted that Jeanne Lamon is the first person to be honoured with both the “Musician of the Year” and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the TMA. Jeanne Lamon accepted the award, acknowledging the contribution of the wonderful Tafelmusik musicians.
Andy Kenins, Tafelmusik Board Chair (KPMG) / Jim Biros, Executive Director Toronto Musicians' Association /
Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Music Director
Lifetime Achievement Award