Tafelmusik’s opening concert of the season, The Human Passions, was structured around the idea that baroque composers use the soloist in a piece; instrumentalist or vocalist, to explore an emotion and that, in the baroque world, from this point of view, the human voice is just another instrument to be explored/exploited. 459 more words
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Opera Atelier’s spring production; Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydyce, opened last night under most unspringlike conditions. Much had been made in the run up to the opening of the use of Berlioz’ 1859 performing edition, representing Tafelmusik’s deepest push into the 19th century and I think many of us were wondering how far this somewhat different sensibility would be reflected in the staging. 657 more words
Welcome to Musica Viva’s 70th birthday!
Three years ago the outstanding Canadian chamber orchestra, Tafelmusik, performed The Galileo Project around Australia for Musica Viva. It was not widely known then that, just before arriving here, the orchestra had premiered its brand new multimedia project, … 254 more words
The eclectic and superb Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra put on a joyous performance of Beethoven last night at Koerner Hall. Led by guest conductor, the renowned Kent Nagano, the orchestra electrified the audience with passion and energy that, as one lady commented while we were exiting the building, “put us all closer to God.” 236 more words