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Friday, May 27, 2011

Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival

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May 27, 2011:

For Immediate Release

10th Annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute

3rd Annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival

Toronto (Canada) … Tafelmusik launches the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival, May 28 to June 15, which includes a number of free concerts in different venues around Toronto. Running concurrent to the Festival from June 2 to 15 is the 10th Annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI), which sees pre-professional and professional musicians from around the world gathering in Toronto for an advanced training programme led by some of the world's finest musicians in the field of baroque performance. TBSI is generously sponsored by BMO Financial Group.

Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival begins May 28 with several free performances at five different Doors Open Toronto venues. The Festival wraps up with four free TBSI concerts on June 3, 8, and 12 and the grand finale on June 15.

Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is a comprehensive training program that includes orchestra and choir rehearsals, masterclasses, opera scene study for singers, chamber ensembles, private lessons, lectures and workshops, classes in baroque dance, and concerts by both participants and faculty. Each year TBSI is held at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, where Tafelmusik is the baroque orchestra-in-residence. This year Tafelmusik welcomes musicians from across Canada, the US, England, Spain, France and Australia for two weeks of baroque immersion in Toronto.

The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is open to auditors who are welcome to attend individual classes, purchase daily passes, or purchase an open pass for the events of the entire institute.

“Over the past decade, TBSI has not only grown in size and reputation, but has also become increasingly international. We have welcomed musicians from across Canada and the United States, as well as from Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Asia, South Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Central America and South America. We are dedicated to developing the period performers of the future, and TBSI is certainly producing great results: several past participants of the Institute have won positions in the Tafelmusik Orchestra and Chamber Choir and many others can be heard performing with other baroque orchestras, choirs and chamber ensembles,” says TBSI Artistic Coordinator Charlotte Nediger.

The TBSI Faculty includes Music Director Jeanne Lamon, Choir Director Ivars Taurins, and harpsichordist Charlotte Nediger as TBSI Artistic Coordinator, along with members of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Faculty members also include singers Ann Monoyios and Peter Harvey, Toronto Consort Artistic Director David Fallis, and Opera Atelier Co-Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg.

Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival presents:

Five FREE performances in conjunction with Doors Open Toronto

Four FREE concerts in conjunction with Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute
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DOORS OPEN: five FREE concerts

Saturday, May 28

Gardiner Museum - 111 Queens Park
10:30-11:00am & 12:00-12:30pm
Geneviève Gilardeau, violin
Christina Mahler, cello
Lucas Harris, lute

Le Meridian King Edward - Crystal Ballroom - 37 King St East
11:30am-12:00pm & 1:00-1:30pm
Aisslinn Nosky, violin
Cristina Zacharias, violin
Felix Deak, cello

Evergreen Brick Works - 550 Bayview Ave North
2:30-3:00pm & 4:00-4:30pm
Patricia Ahern, violin
Christopher Verette, violin
Borys Medicky, harpsichord

Sunday, May 29

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - 106 Trinity Street
2:30-3:00pm & 4:00-4:30pm
Thomas Georgi, viola d'amore
Lucas Harris, lute

U of T - Regis College - 100 Wellesley Street
2:30-3:00pm & 4:00-4:30pm
John Abberger, oboe
Marco Cera, oboe
Dominic Teresi, bassoon


Delightfully Baroque Friday, June 3 at 8:00 pm
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre
427 Bloor Street West, Toronto
A concert of music performed by the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, with soloists Ann Monoyios, soprano and Peter Harvey, baritone. Featuring works by Fasch, Corelli, Telemann, Handel and Rameau.

Musical Interlude Wednesday, June 8 at 12:00 pm
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
80 Queen's Park, Toronto
A casual noon-hour concert of baroque chamber music by members of the TBSI faculty with works by Piccinini, Telemann, Bach, Handel and Rameau.

Peter Harvey, baritone
Claire Guimond, flute, John Abberger & Marco Cera, oboes,
Dominic Teresi, bassoon, Geneviève Gilardeau & Chris Verrette, violins,
Christina Mahler, cello, David Sinclair, double bass, Lucas Harris, theorbo,
Olivier Fortin, Borys Medicky & Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord & organ

The TBSI Orchestras and Choirs Sunday, June 12 at 1:00 pm
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
80 Queen's Park, Toronto
Directed by Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins and featuring the Institute participants. On the programme are works by Campra, Locke, Fasch and Bach.

The Grand Finale Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 pm

Free and general admission. Advance tickets required*
Grace Church on-the-Hill
300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto
The combined forces of the TBSI Orchestra, Tafelmusik Orchestra, TBSI Choir and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir in a baroque extravaganza with music by Handel, Rameau and Charpentier.

*Tickets for The Grand Finale are free, but must be obtained in advance. They will be made available to the public on Thursday, June 9 starting at 10 am in person only, at the Tafelmusik Box Office at 427 Bloor Street West. Maximum of two tickets per person.

Programmes and artists subject to change.



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