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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tafelmusik returns to Stratford Summer Music on August 22 & 23

June 27, 2014 … Just weeks after making its debut as Orchestra-in-Residence at BachFest Leipzig in Germany, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra hits the road again!  Members of the orchestra travel to Stratford Summer Music with a pair of intimate concerts focusing on music by Bach and his circle:  Bach at the Coffee House on Friday, August 22 at 7:00 PM, and Bach at the Wedding on Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 PM, featuring guest soloists soprano Nathalie Paulin, and baritone Phillip Addis,  and introducing young Canadian tenor Zacharie Fogal — an alumnus of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Repertoire for these concerts includes two cantatas by J.S. Bach, music by Telemann and Vivaldi, and a set of variations on “La Folia” by Grégoire Jeay. Both concerts take place at St. Andrew's Church in Stratford, Ontario. For details, visit http://www.stratfordsummermusic.ca/. “What a delight and privilege it is to be invited back to Stratford Summer Music to celebrate our favourite composers.  Much tender loving care went into creating the programme, and we are grateful to John Miller and Neil Crory for being wonderful artistic partners,” said Managing Director Tricia Baldwin.The August 22nd concert features guest soloists soprano Nathalie Paulin, tenor Zacharie Fogal, and baritone Phillip Addis in Bach’s Cantata BWV 211 “Schweigt stille” [Coffee Cantata], and Addis also sings the title aria from Bach’s secular cantata, “Amore traditore.” Instrumental highlights include Bach’s Sonata for violin and continuo in E Minor, two works by Vivaldi — the Concerto for strings in G Minor, RV 153 and the Sonata for 2 violins “La Folia.” Flutist and composer Grégoire Jeay performs his Variations on “La Folia” for solo flute. For the matinee concert on August 23rd, Nathalie Paulin is the soloist in Bach’s Cantata BWV 210 “O holder Tag” [the ‘other’ Wedding Cantata]. The programme includes Telemann’s Sonata for oboe, viola and continuo, and Vivaldi’s Concerto for bassoon featuring Tafelmusik’s Dominic Teresi. The Stratford concerts are part of Tafelmusik’s rigorous schedule of touring engagements, which see the orchestra on the road for an average of 7 to 12 weeks each season. To date, Tafelmusik has visited more than 350 cities in 32 different countries. Earlier this month, Tafelmusik made its debut as Orchestra-in-Residence at BachFest Leipzig, in the city where Bach spent the last 25 years of his life. In May, Tafelmusik was invited by long-time collaborators Opera Atelier to join them in performances of Lully's Persée at the Royal Palace of Versailles, marking the first time the opera has appeared on that stage since 1770. Last November, Tafelmusik completed a tour of Japan and South Korea featuring Alison Mackay’s multi-media concert The Galileo Project, which has been seen in Australia, New Zealand, China (in Mandarin), Malaysia, Mexico (in Spanish), Canada, and the United States. In March, Tafelmusik returned to Carnegie Hall with a programme of Baroque music by French and German composers. Earlier this year, Tafelmusik won the 2012/13 season Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) Award for Touring Artist of the Year. The CAPACOA awards recognize excellence in the field of live performance touring and presenting in Canada. The Touring Artist of the Year award recognizes performers whose professionalism and cooperative spirit enhance their relationship with presenters.  Tafelmusik at Stratford Summer Music — full programmes:

Bach at the Coffee House  — Friday, August 22 at 7:30 PMVivaldi                   Concerto for strings in G Minor, RV 153
Bach                      Aria “Amore traditore,” BWV 203, Phillip Addis, baritone
Grégoire Jeay    Variations on “La Folia” for solo flute
Vivaldi                   Sonata for 2 violins “La Folia”
Bach                      Sonata for violin & continuo in E Minor
Bach                      Cantata BWV 211 “Schweigt stille” [Coffee Cantata] with
                             soloists Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Zacharie Fogal, tenor; Phillip Addis, baritone
Bach at the Wedding — Saturday, August 23 at 2:30 PM
Vivaldi                   Concerto for bassoon
Telemann            Sonata for oboe, viola & continuo
Bach                      Cantata BWV 210 “O holder Tag” [the ‘other’ Wedding Cantata]

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