Tour Blog

Nov 23, 2015

Tafelmusik in Versailles: Opening Night

William Norris, Managing Director

Nov 20, 2015

Tafelmusik in Versailles: L'Opéra Royal

William Norris, Managing Director

Well it’s been a rather grey couple of days here in Versailles, with lots of cloud, strong winds and persistent drizzle. This has of course prompted lots of ‘you must be used to this’ jokes, coming as I do from London…

Nov 19, 2015

Tafelmusik in Versailles: Dress Rehearsal

William Norris, Managing Director

It’s hard to know how to start this, my first ever blog entry for Tafelmusik, and the first blog from our Trip to Versailles with Opera Atelier. When Tim in our marketing team asked me to write something about the trip and our performances of Lully’s Armide, little did any of us know that such horrific events would unfurl on the streets of Paris just days ahead of our arrival.

Mar 9, 2015

Adieu to Australia and New Zealand! Australia/NZ Tour, 2015

Christopher Verrette, violin

When travelling by bus, we tend to gravitate, consciously or not, toward the same seats. Thus, over the years, the very back seats of the bus have come to be known as "Chris' office". I am happy to report that the reception area of my office now features live jazz!

Feb 27, 2015

Quokkas, Chloe, and whips - Australia/NZ Tour, 2015

Christopher Verrette, violin

We are now in Canberra, capital of Australia, and at the exact middle of the tour. We have just given the fifth of nine performances, this to an enthusiastic crowd at the Australian National University.

Feb 24, 2015

Epilogue - hand off to Chris Verrette

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

We’re back in Melbourne, having played our second of two concerts at the splendid Elisabeth Murdoch Hall in the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Feb 23, 2015

Melbourne, The National Gallery of Victoria, and Australian cheese

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

Friday night + Lunar New Year + Dainty Sichuan = mobs of people.

Feb 20, 2015

Returning to the Land Down Under - Australia/New Zealand Tour, February 2015

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

The hall has an official capacity of 1,729 and I don’t think we were far off that number. The audience gave us an extremely warm and enthusiastic welcome, which is a very nice way to start a tour!

Jun 26, 2014

Auf wiedersehen Leipzig! - Leipzig BachFest, June 2014

Julia Wedman, violin

This was a tour that we will cherish in our memories for many years to come.

Jun 21, 2014

"Offen für alle" - Leipzig BachFest, June 2014

Julia Wedman, violin

Before the concert, I visited the Stasi Museum across from the Mendelssohn music school.