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Jun 14, 2014

"He must be here!" - Leipzig Bachfest, June 2014

Julia Wedman, violin

Tafelmusik is in Leipzig!!! It is the first time the orchestra has played here and it is truly a dream come true.

May 27, 2014

Farewell - Versailles, May 2014

Edwin Huizinga, violin

The feeling I got after drawing my bow across the strings of my violin in the beautiful Opera House of Versailles as the last note echoed through the hall had tears running down my cheeks.

May 22, 2014

A Tour with Opera Atelier - Versailles, May 2014

Edwin Huizinga, violin

Tonight I had the pleasure of warming up my gut strings in the first orchestra tech rehearsal of Persée in the Opera House of the Palace of Versailles, home of the late King Louis XIV.

Feb 11, 2014

Ontario Tour - February 6-8, 2014

Talia Harrison-Marcassa, Tour Manager

The Ontario Tour 2014 or Moving the Harpsichord Around Ontario – From the Perspective of a New Tour Manger

Dec 2, 2013

Hanyang University - South Korea, November 2013

Jeanne Lamon, Music Director

They may be too shy to say much, but their level of comprehension is very impressive indeed! This speaks to the universality of music and its expression.

Nov 25, 2013

Nearing the end... - Japan/South Korea Tour, November 23, 2013

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

While we were waiting, we noticed an unusually large number of young women outside the arrivals door, and learned from Jiwon Choi, who met us, that there was some K-pop star on a flight arriving around the same time as ours.

Nov 22, 2013

Beautiful "Contradictions" - Japan/South Korea Tour, November 22, 2014

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

We’re off to Korea this morning, and as we leave Japan, I feel a need to revisit one word I used in the second installment of this blog. I wrote of the “contradictions” that one experiences as a Westerner here. This trip, my fifth over almost 20 years, has given me an opportunity to see those “contradictory” experiences in a new light.

Nov 21, 2013

Welcome to Niigata! Japan/South Korea Tour, November 21, 2013

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

The colours of the changing leaves and the general juxtaposition of nature and agriculture was a nice change from the sometimes brutal urban landscape that is Tokyo.

Nov 20, 2013

A stroll through Tokyo - Japan/South Korea Tour, November 19, 2013

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

Yesterday was our day free of performing obligations, and people headed off to do all manner of things. Some people went swan-boating at Ueno Park. Several people ended up at the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa. There was an impromptu trip to the Toho Conservatory, which was about 3km from our hotel in Chofu. There were several separate excursions to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Judging by the purchases of my colleagues, Tafelmusik has single-handedly kept the knife-makers of Japan in business for another day.

Nov 19, 2013

Yokohama's fantastic fans - Japan/South Korea Tour, November 17, 2013

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

I have never seen a Japanese audience respond so immediately to a piece of music as the two houses have so far.