Tafelmusik presents...

Safe Haven

Happening in the George Weston Recital Hall

A new program from Alison Mackay.

Directed by Elisa Citterio

A multimedia tale of the musical ideas of baroque Europe’s refugee artists.

“Entertaining, educational, musically rewarding and visually arresting.” – Huffington Post (on Alison Mackay’s work)

Following the success of Alison Mackay’s productions, The Galileo Project and Tales of Two Cities, comes Safe Haven. This multimedia concert of masterworks by Vivaldi, Corelli, Lully, and Bach portrays the influence of migration on the musical life of Europe—and equally of present-day Canada. The movement of refugees across 18th-century Europe changed and enriched both the economy and culture of major cities: French Huguenots could be found in Amsterdam, Scottish Catholics in Warsaw, Sephardic Jews in the cities of Northern Italy. This is a tale of the cross-pollination of art with some surprising revelations.


Program includes:

Works by LullyHumeCorelliVivaldi, and Bach
Vivaldi “Winter” from The Four Seasons (Elisa Citterio, violin soloist)


Join us for a free pre-concert chat one hour before the show with creator Alison Mackay and special guests.
This performance of Safe Haven is generously supported by Margaret and Jim Fleck 


Learn more at Tafelmusik.org


January 23, 20188:00 pm