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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tafelmusik Tours Western Canada

Tafelmusik embarks on tour of Western Canada

January 21 to February 1, 2011

Toronto (Canada) … Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra embarks on a tour of Western Canada from January 21 to February 1, 2011 with concerts in Victoria (Jan. 22), Salt Spring Island (Jan. 23), Vancouver (Jan. 26), Kelowna (Jan. 27), White Rock (Jan. 28), Edmonton (Jan. 29) and Calgary (Jan. 30 and 31).

On tour, Tafelmusik presents a mixed programme of baroque repertoire including music by Lully, JS Bach, CPE Bach, Fasch, and Dauvergne. John Abberger and Marco Cera will be the featured soloists in the Concerto for 2 oboes in D Minor by Vivaldi, and Abberger will join Music Director and violin soloist Jeanne Lamon for the Bach Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor. Tafelmusik musicians will also be involved in Artist Training initiatives — masterclasses and workshops with the University of Victoria, the Calgary Youth Orchestra and the University of Calgary — that are part of Tafelmusik’s Baroque Mentors training programmes for emerging artists, a year-long series of masterclasses and residencies in universities across Canada.

“Touring is an essential activity for Tafelmusik,” states Music Director Jeanne Lamon. “Taking our music to communities across the country is very important and underlines the commitment to our role as cultural ambassadors, both nationally and internationally. On tour we also reach out to emerging young musicians in different cities and communities through artist training opportunities that we would not have otherwise. We welcome the chance to perform for new audiences from Victoria to Calgary.”

Recognized as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras” (Gramophone), Tafelmusik is among Canada’s most highly-regarded cultural ambassadors and is the only Canadian orchestra to hold annual international residencies in two European countries. Tafelmusik’s touring season began in August with its debut performance at the Orford Festival in Québec, followed by an encore performance at the Reate Festival in Rieti, Italy at the invitation of the Festival’s Artistic Director Kent Nagano, and a return to Irsee, Germany for its 18th year as Orchestra-in-Residence at theKlang und Raum Festival under Artistic Director Bruno Weil. In October 2010, Tafelmusik took its renowned Galileo Project on the road to the prestigious Beijing Music Festival and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

For detailed information about tour dates and venues, visit Tafelmusik’s website.

Programme for Western Canada Tour:

Jean-Baptiste Lully Suite from Phaëton


Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach Symphony for strings in B Minor, Wq.182/5


Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for oboe and violin in C Minor, after BWV 1060

(1685-1750) John Abberger, oboe and Jeanne Lamon, violin

Johann Friedrich Fasch Orchestral suite in D Minor


Antoine Dauvergne 1er Concert de Simphonies


Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for 2 oboes in D Minor, RV 535

(1678-1741) John Abberger & Marco Cera, oboes



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