Elisa Citterio, Music Director
Blair Williams, Narrator / Actor
Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning orchestra on period instruments, has been lauded by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.” With its artist-focused mandate and commitment to excellence and innovation, Tafelmusik is creating new contexts for the performance of baroque and classical music.
At the heart of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is a group of remarkably talented, enthusiastic, and dynamic permanent members, each of whom is a specialist in historical performance practice. Their collaboration results in a delightful transparency, vitality, and richness of sound that bring Tafelmusik concerts to life and make them fully relevant in a 21st century context.
“The ensemble members ... performed the entire concert from memory, their spirited, polished interpretations imbued with spontaneity and imaginative flair.” –New York Times
J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation
Alison Mackay’s acclaimed J.S. Bach: The Circle
of Creation was premiered in 2014/2015. This
multimedia creation combines text, the music of
J.S. Bach, and stunning video images to explore the
world of the artists – papermakers, violin carvers,
string spinners, and performers – who helped Bach
realize his musical genius. The production, performed
from memory, blends 21st century technology with
an exploration of the tradition and skill of old-world
craftspeople and artisans. The program will consist
of excerpts from Bach’s cantatas, violin sonatas and
partitas, cello suites, orchestral suites, the Goldberg
Variations, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and solo
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