An imaginative concert designed by Alison Mackay, creator of The Galileo Project and House of Dreams
“…playing at the peak of their form for two hours, having memorized the entire concert, […] supported by text, images and a clever storyline. It’s no wonder so many of Mackay’s creations have been performed for audiences around the world – there’s really nothing like them.” – The Globe and Mail
” It blends elements that are entertaining, educational, musically rewarding and visually arresting.” – The Huffington Post Canada
Tales of Two Cities was developed in partnership with Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen’s University, Kingston, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Museum, and is generously supported by The Pluralism Fund and by a gift from an anonymous benefactor.
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Below are program listings and notes from Tafelmusik’s performances of Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House in Toronto in May 2016. 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 programs: presenters will be sent program material specific to their performances.