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Tafelmusik at the Garden: Midsummer Follies

June 30 @ 2:00 pm 3:15 pm

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The days are long and the nights short, and we welcome the summer solstice with musical follies. We look beyond the courtly music of the baroque to the dance music and songs that were popular in the cafés, taverns, and country fairs. Our midsummer celebration takes us from the British Isles to northern Europe, and from France to New France, featuring music that migrated across the Atlantic and remain part of the Québecois folk tradition today.

  • John Abberger, oboe
  • Geneviève Gilardeau, violin
  • Michael Unterman, cello
  • Jonathan Stuchbery, lute/guitar


Boismortier Ballets du village en trio 
Michel Corrette Concerto comique 
Traditional Québecois music 
Traditional music from Italy, England/Scotland, and Poland or Scandinavia — in dialogue with ‘composed’ music 

Sunday, June 30, from 2 to 3:15 p.m.
Public $25, TBG Members and Tafelmusik Subscribers $23 (plus fees and HST)

Indoor Concert
General Admission Seating

Group Sales
Bring your group of 10 or more to this event and take advantage of great savings. For more information on Group Sales, please contact programsupport@torontobotanicalgarden.ca.

Accessible Seating
A designated accessible seating area will be available in the hall. Please come early to arrange your spot. For more information on Accessible Seating, please contact programsupport@torontobotanicalgarden.ca.

Support Person
The support person who accompanies a patron with special needs is eligible for a complimentary ticket/admission. Support person tickets/admission are subject to availability. For more information on Accessible Services at our venues or support persons, please contact programsupport@torontobotanicalgarden.ca.

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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June 30
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
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