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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tafelmusik Returns to Carnegie Hall November 18


Tafelmusik returns to Carnegie Hall on November 18

as part of a U.S. tour including concerts in Virginia

“No other Canadian orchestra … does so much to give Canada a profile in the international arena of music. And, increasingly these days, it is a profile constructed from top-flight engagements.”

—Toronto Star

Toronto (Canada) … Tafelmusik reaffirms its reputation as Canada’s most active touring orchestra with high-prestige engagements around the world as it prepares for its return to the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City. TheNovember 18 concert in Zankel Hall has been sold out for weeks, and is part of a U.S. tour including performances inCharlottesville, Virginia on November 15 and Winchester, Virginia on November 16. Tafelmusik’s U.S. tour concerts feature a mixed baroque programme of music by Fasch, Bach, Lully, and Vivaldi.

Tafelmusik’s Carnegie Hall debut in 2009 garnered praise from The New York Times, which stated, “Tafelmusik offered a vigorous and well-paced interpretation, with stately, buoyant and crisply etched playing … elegant phrasing and lithe clarity.”

A discography of more than 78 recordings has helped Tafelmusik build its excellent reputation abroad. Last month, the orchestra released its most recent CD, an all-Bach recording featuring countertenor Daniel Taylor on the Analekta label. In the words of Gramophone magazine, Tafelmusik is “… one of the world’s top baroque orchestras, exemplary in every way from their generous but clear-voiced sound to their nicely judged responses to the music’s many details.”

Tafelmusik continues to thrive on the world stage this season as it celebrates Jeanne Lamon’s 30th anniversary as Music Director. In addition to regular concerts in Toronto, Tafelmusik’s touring schedule includes performances in Germany, a residency in Banff, Alberta (for House of Dreams, its second co-production with the Banff Centre), its Australia and New Zealand debut (with The Galileo Project, which has been seen in Toronto, the United States, Mexico, China and Malaysia), Versailles, France (with Opera Atelier) and Ontario. In September, the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir appeared with Kent Nagano and l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal at the inaugural concerts in its new hall, La Maison symphonique de Montréal.

U.S. Tour programme:

Fasch Orchestral Suite in D Minor

Bach Concerto for Three Violins in D Minor, after BWV 1063

Lully Suite from Phaëton

Bach Suite for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor, after BWV 1067

Vivaldi Concerto for Two Oboes in D Minor, RV 535


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


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