Staged in Toronto, and combining classical western music with Persian and Malian instrumentation, the concert features music by European baroque composers including Corelli, Lully, Bach, Telemann, and Vivaldi – composers whose interactions with migrant musicians, impresarios, and artisans had a major influence on their work.
With guest artists Diely Mori Toukara, kora, Maryem Tollar, voice, and Naghmeh Farahmand, percussion, the second half explores some of the rich global cultural traditions passed along to a new generation of Canadian musicians.
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Below are program notes and image credits from Tafelmusik’s performances of Safe Haven in Toronto in January 2018. These provide a sense of the concert as a whole, a list of sample repertoire, and background to the presentation. Excerpts may be used for press releases or marketing.
Note: The documents may not be used for house programmes: presenters will be sent programme material specific to their performances.