A Grand Tour of Italy
Happening in the George Weston Recital Hall
Tourists flocked to 17th-century Italy to devour the new “baroque” style, finding music that was fresh, exhilarating, shocking, and impressive. Join us on our tour of music by the early Italian innovators – Castello, Uccellini, and Marini – and the masters they inspired, Corelli and Vivaldi.
· Marini Affetti musicali
· Sonatas and sinfonias by Castello and Uccellini
· Vivaldi Violin Concerto from La Cetra
· Corelli Christmas Concerto
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, founded in 1979, is one of the world’s leading period performance ensembles. The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, under the direction of Ivars Taurins, was formed in 1981 to complement the orchestra. The orchestra performs more than 50 concerts each year at home in Toronto, and travels extensively around the world. The choir and orchestra’s multi-platform recording label Tafelmusik Media was launched in January 2012, along with the Watch and Listen site. Tafelmusik’s discography of 80-plus CDs has been recorded on the Sony Classical, CBC Records, Analekta and Tafelmusik Media labels. Since 1991, Tafelmusik has received nine JUNO Awards and a Grammy Award nomination.
December 6, 20168:00 pm