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Tafelmusik: It Takes Two

April 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:15 pm

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A live violin performance with music from a variety of nations and backgrounds.

Violinists Julie Wedman and Christopher Verrette will take us on a musical journey from Shakespeare’s London to Paris on the eve of revolution with music from a variety of nations and backgrounds, some real and some imaginary. Includes Telemann’s Gulliver Suite and Guignon’s re-imagining of Rameau’s Les Sauvages, as well as duos by Morley, Leclair, Bologne, and Madame Lombardini de Sirmen.

  • Christopher Verrette & Julie Wedman, violins

Sunday, April 30, 2 to 3:15 p.m.

Public $25, TBG Members and Tafelmusik Subscribers $23 (plus fees and HST)
General Admission Seating


  • Thomas Morley – Canzonet
  • Georg Philipp Telemann – Gulliver Suite (inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels)
  • Jean-Marie Leclair – Sonate à deux violons
  • Jean-Pierre Guignon – Les Sauvages (after Rameau)
  • Maddalena Lombardini de Sirmen – Duet for two vioins
  • Joseph Bologne – Sonata for two violins

Tafelmusik at the Garden is a new concert series launched in 2023, created in partnership with Tafelmusik and the Toronto Botanical Garden. These Sunday afternoon concerts will take place indoors, in the Toronto Botanical Garden Floral Hall. Mark your Calendar!

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.

Safe Program Access

  • To ensure the safety of our participants and instructors, all staff, volunteers, and participants are welcome to wear masks indoors and maintain physical distancing.
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  • This is an in-person, indoor program at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

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April 30, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
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