Playlist: The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres

Explore the fusion of arts, science and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries in this imaginative concert commemorating Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope. Tafelmusik musicians perform the music by memory to a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope and Canadian astronomers. Featuring poetic narration, choreography, and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, Lully and Handel.

A co-production with The Banff Centre
Programmed and scripted by Alison Mackay

Narrator: Shaun Smyth
Stage Direction: Marshall Pynkoski
Production Designer: Glenn Davidson
Production Assistant: Raha Javanfar
Projection Co-ordinator: Ben Chaisson
Astronomy Consultant: Dr. John Percy

On period Instruments

Jeanne Lamon, Music Director
Violin I: Jeanne Lamon, Patricia Ahern, Geneviève Gilardeau, Aisslinn Nosky
Violin II: Julia Wedman, Thomas Georgi, Chistopher Verrette, Cristina Zacharias
Viola: Patrick G. Jordan, Elly Winer
Violoncello: Christina Mahler, Allen Whear
Double Bass: Alison Mackay
Oboe: John Abberger, Marco Cera
Bassoon: Dominic Teresi
Lute / Guitar: Lucas Harris
Harpsichord: Charlotte Nediger(CD tracks 2, 5-8, 10-11, 14-16, 20-22, 24-25) / Olivier Fortin (CD tracks 1, 9, 17)



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