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Thursdays at Noon: Three

THREE is an innovative chamber group born through the collaboration of Canadian soloists Guy Few (trumpet/piano), Nadina Mackie Jackson (bassoon) and Leslie Newman (flute). They will perform pieces by Hoffman, Blavet, Piazzolla, Boismortier, Lussier, Garfield, Loeillet and Shostakovich. All Thursdays at Noon concerts take place in Walter Hall at 80 Queen's Park.


Music of the Rainbow Nation

Koerner Hall, Telus Centre
273 Bloor Street West

"The music of my own flesh and blood goes right to my heart." - Nelson Mandela

Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s dream and Desmond Tutu’s hope when he named post-apartheid South Africa the “Rainbow Nation,” the evening explores Canadian and South African cultural identity through song and theatre.

We welcome actors Kim Sanssoucie and Batsile Ramasodi from Johannesburg. The pair will offer dramatic recitations of Mandela’s journals and diaries, attesting to the legacy of his dream.

Mozart Mass in C Minor

“Mozart at his most inspired” – The New York Times

Mozart’s transcendent Mass in C Minor, considered to be one of his greatest choral works, closes our 2016/17 season. A celebration of the composer’s marriage that was left unfinished for reasons we may never know, this piece contains an extraordinary range of style and depth of expression. Acclaimed British sopranos Julia Doyle and Joanne Lunn are featured alongside the orchestra and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir in this fitting third and final concert celebrating the choir’s 35th anniversary.

Close Encounters... of the German kind

This year Tafelmusik is excited to be introducing a brand new series of three chamber music performances. These intimate hour-long concerts, presented in an informal style with introductions from the musicians, will allow you to explore new aspects of our repertoire.

Music by Telemann, Zelenka, and Fasch

Ellen McAteer, soprano
John Abberger & Marco Cera, oboe
Dominic Teresi, bassoon
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord

Apr 22 at Telus Centre
273 Bloor St. W

Apr 28 at Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Ave

Bach: Keeping it in the Family

“A sparkling and scintillating performance that was delivered in a comprehensively period style.” – The Herald (on Cecilia)

The father/daughter team of oboist Alfredo Bernardini and violinist Cecilia Bernardini co-lead this concert exploring the family genius of J.S. Bach and his eldest sons. Get to know the music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, whose work is full of quirk and surprise, and Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, whose music straddles both the baroque and classical eras, as well as C.P.E.’s godfather, Georg Philipp Telemann.

The Baroque Diva

“Over the last decade Karina Gauvin has proved herself one of the most delightful of Baroque sopranos.” - Gramophone

One of the world’s great interpreters of Handel, and long-time Tafelmusik collaborator, Karina Gauvin joins us for this concert showcasing the role of the baroque diva. She performs dramatic and compelling opera arias by Handel, including Alcina’s “Ah! Mio cor,” as well as a stunning motet by Vivaldi.


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