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Mar 13, 2013

In a Halcyon Daze - US Tour, March 13, 2013

Allen Whear, violoncello

Halcyon days. plural noun, a period of peace and happiness; an idyllic time; also, a period of calm weather during the winter solstice.

Mar 8, 2013

North by Northwest - US Tour, March 8, 2013

Allen Whear, violoncello

This would be the perfect title for this blog, apart from the fact that we are flying Delta, which has absorbed Northwest, but hey.

Mar 7, 2013

Movin' on up...US Tour, March 7, 2013

Allen Whear, violoncello

Our first House of Dreams tour begins at the top of the heap. Over the years, Tafelmusik has earned many New York notches on its belt--The Metropolitan Museum, 92nd St Y, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall—but on this trip we find ourselves staking out new territory far uptown in what turns out to be an ideal place for this kind of program.

Mar 6, 2013

Wed March 6 New York Times Review of House of Dreams

Open Houses on Sunday Afternoons Long Ago

Tafelmusik at the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Tafelmusik, from Toronto, presented here by the Miller Theater, offered a whimsical and beautifully structured program called “House of Dreams,” which linked digital images of Baroque masterpieces to the music that was performed in the 18th-century salons where these paintings decorated the walls.

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Mar 4, 2013

New York House of Dreams concert review from ConcertoNet.com

The Baroque Alive and Beautiful

by Harry Rolnick

An immaculate conception is worthless unless its executors have an equally immaculate method of making it work. House of Dreams, from a Toronto-based Early Music ensemble, was not only original in concept, but its technical staff, narrator, writer and of course its 16-member ensemble had all the requisite, and yes, all the immaculate skills.

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Feb 4, 2012

Banff residency - Feb 4, 2012

Dominic Teresi (bassoon)

Last night was the premiere of House of Dreams in front of a very full house in Rolston Hall. It was a fittingly climactic finish to an intense week of work.

Feb 2, 2012

Banff residency - Feb 2, 2012

Dominic Teresi (bassoon)

Today we had two complete run-throughs of the House of Dreams show. It's coming together nicely, but these rehearsals are crucial as we work on internalizing all the movement and stage direction in addition to the music.

Jan 31, 2012

Banff residency - Jan 31, 2012

Dominic Teresi (bassoon)

After the third full day of rehearsals we've now blocked the entire program. Alison has chosen some absolutely gorgeous works of art as backdrops and the set and lighting look fabulous. In many ways House of Dreams is coming together much more smoothly than The Galileo Project did at first.

Jan 30, 2012

Banff residency - Jan 30, 2012

Dominic Teresi (bassoon)

It's great to be back in Banff again. Unfortunately, we arrived here too late at night to see any of the scenery on the 2-hour bus ride from Calgary. However, this only made the view that greeted me as I walked outside the next morning that much more stunning.