“They bring to everything they play an elegance, insight and nobility of tone and made this…concert an event to cherish. ” – The West Australian
Passions of the Soul
|Overture in D minor, FVW K:d4
|Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 1/11
|Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat Major, RV 510
|Chaconne from Alcyone
|Orchestral Suite in B-flat Major, TWV 55:B13
|Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
|Sonate en symphonie No. 1 in G minor
Every now and then a group of musicians comes along and changes the way we think about music. Tafelmusik has done just that. Music for feasting. It is a name that, for over four decades, has been synonymous worldwide with dynamic, engaging, and soulful performances.Whether on tour or at home in Trinity-St-Paul’s Centre, an historic church in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, at its heart Tafelmusik is a family of collaborative musicians.
Steeped in the historical traditions of the baroque and classical eras, together they form one of the world’s leading period ensembles. Tafelmusik is Canada’s most toured orchestra, having performed in over 350 cities in 32 countries, and its international reputation is without question. The vitality of Tafelmusik’s vision clearly resonates with its loyal audiences at home in Toronto, where the ensemble performs some 80 concerts every year, a focal point of Toronto’s lively early music scene. Today, Tafelmusik’s catalogue of award-winning recordings continues to demand the attention of the world stage. Over 85 recordings on Tafelmusik Media, Sony, CBC Records, Analekta have garnered nine JUNOs and numerous other recording prizes. Today you regularly see Tafelmusik as Record of the Month in BBC Music Magazine, Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine, or Record of the Year in Absolute Sound Magazine.
Through dynamic performances, international touring, concert films, award-winning recordings, and comprehensive education programs, Tafelmusik reaches out to a multiplicity of audiences. Nearly four decades strong, Tafelmusik continues to deliver a feast for the senses.For more information, please visit www.tafelmusik.org.