Alfredo Bernardini returns with a program that unleashes the exponential power of the oboe

Oboe lovers, rejoice! The “sublime” (Gramophone) Italian oboist Alfredo Bernardini returns to our stage with a high-octane program devoted to the music of Bach and his contemporaries. This hand-picked selection includes a trio of works sharing striking orchestral textures: Tafelmusik’s premiere performance of the Concerto in B-flat Major for three violins and three oboes by Telemann, the playfully inventive Suite in G Minor for three oboes by Fasch, and the celebrated Suite in D Major by Bach.

Listen for Bernardini’s “sparkling, communicative approach … the perfect synthesis of splendour and dance-like charisma” (Gramophone) in Handel’s Oboe Concerto in G Minor. 

Triple Espresso is our own lively, potent blend that’s bound to perk up your ears!

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Running Time
2 hours
Style of Music
Baroque orchestral

Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre

Guest artists

Alfredo Bernardini

Guest director & oboe soloist

The Italian-born oboist Alfredo Bernardini studied early music in the Netherlands, graduating in 1987. He has since performed all over the world as a member of ensembles such as Hesperion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Petite Bande, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, The English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan, Tafelmusik, and others. He has played in more than 100 recordings. In 1989 he founded the ensemble ZEFIRO, which has been awarded major international prizes. He has been a guest director of baroque orchestras all over Europe, in Canada, Australia, Venezuela, Cuba, Israel, and with the European Union Baroque Orchestra and Theresia Classical Youth Orchestra. He is currently professor at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg.


Directed by Alfredo Bernardini
Tafelmusik Orchestra 


Fasch Ouverture-Suite in G Minor
Telemann Concerto in B-flat Major 
Handel Oboe concerto in G Minor
Bach Suite in D Major

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