Upcoming events

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Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival

June 10-22, 2024

A series of four FREE concerts presented in conjunction with the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute

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McMichael Canadian Art Collection

June 23, 2024, 2pm

We welcome the summer solstice with musical follies at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. From the British Isles to northern Europe, and from France to New France, our final chamber concert of the season features music that migrated across the Atlantic and remain part of the Québecois folk tradition today.

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Art Gallery of Ontario

June 28, 2024, 7pm

Tafelmusik presents Making Herself Heard at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Celebrating the creativity and artistry of women in the 17th and 18th centuries, this concert features musicians whose renown as composers and performers was all but ignored in the annals of history. In bringing their work out of the shadows, we discover in a fresh, “new” soundscape in the works of Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Isabella Leonarda, Marianne Martinez, and the enigmatic Mrs. Philarmonica.

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Toronto Botanical Gardens

June 30, 2024, 2pm

Our final chamber concert of the season at the Toronto Botanical Garden welcomes the summer solstice with musical follies taking us from the British Isles to northern Europe, and from France to New France, featuring music that migrated across the Atlantic and remain part of the Québecois folk tradition today.

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Past events

Shooting Stars

June 27, 2023
Columbus Centre,
901 Lawrence Ave West, Toronto

The idea of the shooting star, brightly burning but all-too-soon extinguished, inspires this program of music by Mozart, Hyacinthe Jadin, Schubert, Boccherini, Giardini, Noferi, and Joseph Bologne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges. With Julia Wedman, violin; Patrick G. Jordan, viola; and Michael Unterman, cello.


Music in the Garden

June 29, 2023
Toronto Music Garden
479 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Free

Experience the beauty of music from the past with this intimate chamber concert featuring members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Presented with introductions from the musicians, this program features music connected to Tafelmusik’s Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon, who passed away in June 2021. The program includes music by Purcell, Leclair, Handel, and Bach, including Jeanne’s beautiful arrangement of the Bach solo violin Ciaccona for two violins and cello.

Part of Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Music in the Garden series, this free open-air concert features Julia Wedman and Cristina Zacharias, violins; Patrick G. Jordan, viola; and Michael Unterman, cello.

Tafelmusik’s Harbourfront Centre performance is supported by the McLean Foundation


Shooting Stars

June 30, 2023
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg

Shooting Stars takes its cue from the words of Ian A.C. Dejardin, Executive Director of the McMichael, who describes Tom Thomson, Canada’s pre-eminent modern painter thus:
“… because the career is so brief—really less than four years—it is less of an arc and more of an explosion.” The idea of the shooting star, brightly burning but all-too-soon extinguished, inspires this concert complementing the McMichael’s summer exhibition Tom Thomson: North Star. Julia Wedman, violin; Patrick G. Jordan, viola; and Michael Unterman, cello, perform music by Mozart, Hyacinthe Jadin, Schubert, Boccherini, Giardini, Noferi, and Joseph Bologne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

Tickets include gallery access and are available at mcmichael.com


Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival

May 29, 2023 at 8pm
June 2, 2023 at 12:30pm
June 7, 2023 at 1pm
June 10, 2023 at 7:30pm

Various venues

A series of four FREE concerts presented in conjunction with the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.

Learn more about each program here.


Tafelmusik at the Garden

February 26, 2023 at 2pm
March 26, 2023 at 2pm
April 30, 2023 at 2pm
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

Join us this winter for a new concert series at Toronto Botanical Garden. These Sunday afternoon concerts will take place indoors, and seating is general admission.

Learn more about each program here.


Evergreen’s Cultural Performing Arts Series

December 18, 2022 at 7pm
Evergreen Brickworks
550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Free admission

At Evergreen’s Winter Market on December 18, enjoy an intimate chamber concert performance from 7pm-8pm by Tafelmusik artists Geneviève Gilardeau and Lucas Harris.

Their program will be based on the music of Scotland, drawing from both baroque and traditional fiddle repertoires. This performance is part of Evergreen’s Cultural Performing Arts Series, presented by Bank of America.


Beijing Music Festival

December 6, 2022 at 7:30pm CST
Beijing Music Festival Arts Foundation
Online

Tafelmusik was pleased to join the Embassy of Canada in China, in partnership with Beijing Music Festival Arts Foundation, for a virtual panel discussion on music. Tafelmusik musicians Patrick G. Jordan and Julia Wedman joined speaker Wang Cizhao and moderator Gao Jian to discuss early classical music.


Toronto Botanical Garden’s Edwards Summer Music Series

August 18, 2022 at 7pm
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

This Tafelmusik Trio featuring Patricia Ahern, Christopher Verrette, and Lucas Harris will celebrate the beauty and our connection to nature through the music of the past with new energy brought to baroque music today.

The Edwards Summer Music Series includes eight FREE outdoor concerts showcasing contemporary Canadian talent, within the beauty of the Toronto Botanical Garden.

This concert series takes place Thursday nights at 7pm in July and August within the courtyard adjacent to the historic barn in Edwards Gardens. Concerts are held rain or shine (they move indoors in the case of extreme weather). Admission to the concerts is free. General seating is available on a first-come basis or guests are encouraged to bring their own chair.