Tafelmusik at the Garden: Midsommer Follies
June 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Classical folk music chamber
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)
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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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