Tour Blog

Nov 18, 2013

Concert Time - Japan/South Korea Tour, November 15/16, 2013

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

The amount of planning that has gone into any tour of this magnitude boggles the mind, and everything so far has gone very smoothly. A huge thank you to Masako-san and her team!

Nov 15, 2013

Lost in Translation - Japan/South Korea Tour, November 14, 2013

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

Wandering around in Japan until you find a place that looks interesting is one kind of adventure; locating a specific place, the precise location of which you do not know is another kind of adventure altogether.

Nov 14, 2013

Jet-lag relief gods - Japan/South Korea Tour, November 13, 2013

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

Experience remains a great teacher. Our 13+ hour flight yesterday seemed more like a breeze after travelling Toronto to Perth 18 months ago, a travel period that clocked in around 30 hours door to door.

Apr 18, 2013

The Joys of Bus Travel - Penn State Tour, 2013, April 18

Patricia Ahern, violin

We had another beautiful day to explore this thriving college town. The spring weather pushed everyone outdoors, and we had some sunburnt faces to prove it!

Apr 17, 2013

Off to Penn State! - April 17, 2013

Patricia Ahern, violin

We loaded the bus at Trinity-St. Paul's Monday at 4pm, and it was decorated inside with balloons for Raha's birthday. Alison brought cake, Beth brought snacks, and it was quite a fiesta!

Mar 28, 2013

Lumberjacks and Sushi - Ontario Mini-Tour, March 28, 2013

Stephanie Miletic, Tour Manager

After checking out a few restaurants in town we decided to go for sushi on Tuesday night.

Mar 28, 2013

Moose Warning - Ontario mini-Tour, March 27, 2013

Stephanie Miletic, Tour Manager

Everyone we have spoken to in Timmins is overjoyed that we are here. According to many here, the opportunities for students to experience live music in schools and have masterclasses are few and far between. I definitely take it for granted living in Toronto!

Mar 26, 2013

Tafelmusik on a mini-tour: Day 1

by Stephanie Miletic, Operations Manager

We had an early start to the tour with a direct flight to Timmins with Porter Airlines. The “mini”-tour group consists of Patricia Ahern, violin, John Abberger, oboe, and Margaret Gay, cello. The only time I had experienced Porter was seeing the plane while en route to the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Picnic that always takes place on Toronto Island. We had some logistical challenges when planning this tour.

Mar 16, 2013

Our Tri-Coastal Tour - US Tour, March 16, 2013

Allen Whear (violoncello)

The second half of the House of Dreams tour took us to four different cities in four days. This was our third time performing in the magnificent Disney Concert Hall but it still took your breath away.

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.