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Friday, September 7, 2012

Tafelmusik Launches TAFELSCENE

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September 7, 2012
Tafelmusik launches TAFELSCENE New initiative invites music lovers 35 & under to enjoy concerts for as little as $15.00
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir launches Tafelscenea new, free membership programme for concert-goers ages 35 and under that offers substantial discounts on ticket prices while enhancing the concert experience. Tafelmusik’s former outreach program for the 30 & under crowd, Face the Musik, was responsible for thousands of tickets sold since its launch in October, 2005.
Membership sign-up for Tafelscene is free, and those who register online before December 23 will be eligible to win a free iPod and the complete Tafelmusik Media collection on CD and DVD. Tafelscene members can hear "one of the world's top baroque orchestras" (Gramophone Magazine) live at all of Tafelmusik's 2012/2013 season concerts for as little as $15.00 with valid photo ID. Tafelscene members are also welcome at Pay-What-You-Can Fridays at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre.
The first Tafelscene event of the season takes place on Saturday Sept 22 at Bach Brandenburg Concertos — one of three concerts taking place at Koerner Hall inaugurating Tafelmusik’s 2012/13 season. After the concert, Tafelscene members will be hosted at a special Musician Talkback session in the lobby while they enjoy a complimentary beverage.
Tafelscene encompasses all of the Orchestra’s young audience initiatives, which are designed to develop the next generation of baroque concert-goers. The programme’s emphasis will be on growing a strong community of passionate concert-goers by nurturing personal relationships between patrons, staff, and musicians, and by encouraging enjoyment of baroque music through discussion, talk-back sessions with musicians, and special Tafelscene events.
For details about Tafelscene, visit
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, led by Music Director Jeanne Lamon and founded in 1979, is one of the world’s leading period performance ensembles. The orchestra performs over 50 concerts a year at home in Toronto, tours extensively around the world, has released over 78 CDs and has received nine JUNO Awards and a Grammy Award nomination. Tafelmusik Media, the choir and orchestra’s multi-platform recording label, was launched in January 2012. Tafelmusik is the Baroque Orchestra-in-Residence at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and operates its annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.  The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, under the direction of Ivars Taurins, was formed in 1981 to complement the Orchestra. The 2012/13 touring season brings Tafelmusik’s two most recent multi-media concerts, The Galileo Projectand House of Dreams, to audiences across North America.
Tafelscene supported by:
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Season Presenting Sponsor:
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Tafelmusik gratefully acknowledges the support of its partners in government:
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Tafelmusik’s Season Radio Sponsor is The New CLASSICAL 96.3 FM.

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