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February 2 @ 7:30 pm MST$70
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 harpsichord works.