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Into December

After the madness of November, December is much quieter.  Messiahs aside there are only a handful of events of note.  On Saturday at 7.30pm at Runnymede United Church the Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir have a concert of seasonal music which includes Kim André Arnesen’s… 366 more words

Toronto Opera News And Views

Four marriages and a Figaro

Opera Atelier’s remount of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro opened last night at the Elgin.  It’s a curious production made up of parts that don’t really fit together, hence the review title.   730 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

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.

Orchestral

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

Reviews

Hausmusik

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