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Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D, Largo

Performed by Lucas Harris (lute) and Tafelmusik   (5 minutes)

This serene movement is one of the most familiar pieces by the Italian Baroque master. The video is worth watching if you’ve never seen what an imposing object a lute can be.


A Strange Trip with Tafelmusik

By Samantha Spaccasi

Whimsical history lessons, sheep, and well-played baroque music defined the Tafelmusik concert at Oberlin’s Finney Chapel on Tuesday evening, February 28. The Toronto-based group played as part of Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series. 391 more words



Hausmusik is Tafelmusik’s less formal concert series.  It’s not exactly a concert; more an “event”.  Last night director Alaina Viau mixed music (woodwind trio, harpsichord, soprano (Ellen McAteer) and electronics from SlowPitchSound) with film projections by Darren Bryant and dance by Libydo to create quite a varied series of effects but all, musically, (just about) within the range one would expect from Tafelmusik. 201 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

Opera Atelier's Médée

There are umpteen operas based more or less closely on the legends surrounding Medea, Jason, the Golden Fleece and the events afterwards in Corinth.  Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s 1693 version to a libretto by Corneille deals with the events in Corinth subsequent to Jason and Medea’s return with the fleece.   596 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

A few additions

There are a few things I didn’t mention in my back half of April post.  Century Song opened a couple of nights ago at Crow’s Theatre.   198 more words

Toronto Opera News And Views

Later this week and beyond

Thursday 23rd at 8pm, Karina Gauvin is performing with Tafelmusik at Koerner Hall in a concert called The Baroque Diva.  Details are here.  This will be repeated on Friday and Saturday evenings and on Sunday at 3.30pm.   162 more words

Toronto Opera News And Views