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Tafelmusik at the Garden: Divertimento

March 17 @ 2:00 pm 3:15 pm

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Showcasing the three lowest members of the string family. The music presented in this concert is centred around the musical genre of the “divertimento,” from the Italian divertire “to amuse.” This light-hearted music was frequently played at social functions, sometimes outdoors, bringing people together to delight and revel in the antics of the performers. Works of the late 18th and early 19th centuries by composers including Beethoven, Rossini, and Michael Haydn display humour and wit in this concert of duos and trios.

  • Brandon Chui, viola
  • Keiran Campbell, cello
  • Pippa Macmillan, double bass

Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 3:15 p.m.
Public $25, TBG Members and Tafelmusik Subscribers $23 (plus sfees and HST)
General Admission Seating


  • Gioachino Rossini Duo for cello & double bass
  • Michael Haydn Divertimento in E-flat Major
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Duo for viola & cello in E-flat Major “for two obbligato eyeglasses”
  • Bernhard Romberg Trio for viola, cello & double bass, op.38

About Tafelmusik

Tafelmusik is one of the world’s leading period-instrument ensembles, performing on instruments and in styles appropriate for the era of the music. Renowned for dynamic, engaging, and soulful performances, Tafelmusik performs for audiences across Toronto and digital audiences around the world, and is Canada’s most toured orchestra, having performed in more than 350 cities in 32 countries. The critically acclaimed Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, and its director Ivars Taurins, often share the stage with the orchestra. Tafelmusik’s recordings on the Sony, CBC Records, Analekta, and Tafelmusik Media labels have garnered ten JUNOs and numerous international recording prizes.

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March 17
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
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