Monday, June 4, 2012

Free concerts by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, June 4-16

The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra kicks off their free series of concerts tonight, the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival. Tonight's concert is at their home, the Trinity-St. Paul's Centre at 427 Bloor Street West.

Each concert is first-come, first-served with no tickets required except for the Grand Finale which is still free but requires ticketing due to the high demand. The tickets will be made available on on Monday, June 11, 10am at the Tafelmusik Box Office at 427 Bloor Street West.

Tafelmusik is one of the world's leading orchestra's in period performance style. They perform on older instruments or recreations with gut strings and the lower tuning used in earlier times. They tend to avoid overly slow tempi, excessive vibrato, large numbers of players, and other approaches that became standard practice during the 19th century Romantic period.

Some of the shows will include members of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI), their training program for emerging musicians in the Baroque style.

2012 Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival

Delightfully Baroque
Mon June 4 at 8pm
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre
427 Bloor St W
The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and
Chamber Choir, with soloists Ann Monoyios, soprano and Peter Harvey, baritone.

The TBSI Orchestras & Choirs
Wed June 13 at 1pm
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music,
U of T, 80 Queen's Park
Directed by Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins and featuring TBSI participants.

Musical Interlude
Sat June 9 at 12pm
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music,
U of T, 80 Queen's Park
A casual noon-hour concert of chamber music performed by members
of the TBSI faculty.

The Grand Finale*
Sat June 16 at 7:30 pm
Grace Church on-the-Hill,
300 Lonsdale Rd
The combined forces of the TBSI Orchestra, Tafelmusik Orchestra, TBSI Choir and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir in a baroque extravaganza!
Directed by Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins.
Tickets required.
See admission details below.

Admission to Delightfully Baroque, Musical Interlude, and The TBSI Orchestras & Choirs is on afirst-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required. Doors open 15 minutes prior to each concert.

*Tickets for The Grand Finale must be obtained in advance and will be available to the public on June 11 starting at 10am in person only, at the Tafelmusik Box Office at 427 Bloor Street West.
Maximum of 2 tickets per person. (Note: all tickets were given away within minutes last year.)

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