French/Italian violinist Emmanuel Resche-Caserta makes his Tafelmusik debut with a program inspired by the rivalry between French and Italian baroque styles, epitomized by the music of Lully and Corelli.
Choir Director Ivars Taurins has curated some of his favourite works in this soundscape of 17th- and 18th-century European choral music—from the breathtaking originality of Monteverdi to the luminosity of Bach.
Unfettered improvisations, dramatic contrasts, and the passionate give-and-take of friends in musical conversation. Spanish violinist Lina Tur Bonet is the perfect fit for a program in the stylus fantasticus.
Does music truly have the power to stir our emotions? Aisslinn Nosky returns to direct a program revealing the landscape of human emotion through the music of Telemann, Vivaldi, Marais, and Bach’s masterful Concerto for two violins in D Minor.
A new multimedia creation by the incomparable Alison Mackay takes us on a powerful journey into the remarkable cultural symbolism of staircases through words, stunning images, and music by Purcell, Handel, Platti, and Bach.
18th-century Bohemia, and the music of Franstisek Benda, Stamitz, and Haydn’s show-stopping Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, is the inspiration behind this program marking the Tafelmusik debut of Bulgarian violinist and guest director Zefira Valova.
Kristian Bezuidenhout returns as harpsichordist and guest director for a program, curated especially for Tafelmusik, celebrating the art of transformation with orchestral arrangements of Rameau, Handel, Purcell, and J.S. Bach.