Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Based in Toronto, the renowned Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra has seventeen permanent members, all of whom are specialists in historical performance practice. Their new all-Bach program, J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation, combines text, music, and stunning projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans who helped J.S. Bach realize his musical genius.
ON THE PROGRAM
Sinfonia to Cantata 249a
Sonata for 3 violins in C Major, after BWV 1005: I. Adagio
Orchestral suite no. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066: Ouverture
Chorale tune “Gloria laus et honor”
Orchestral suite no. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066: Bourrée & Forlane
Sinfonia in G Minor, BWV 797, for solo harpsichord
Prelude in C Major, BWV 933, for solo harpsichord
Suite no. 3 for violoncello in C Major, BWV 1009: Sarabande
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: I. Allegro
Adagio, after Cantata 202/1: “Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten” (Depart, melancholy shadows)
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: II. Allegro
Andante, after Cantata 208/9: “Schafe können sicher weiden” (Sheep may safely graze)
Partita for violin in D Minor, BWV 1004: Allemande
Cantata 140: Chorale “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” (Awake, calls the voice to us)
Orchestral suite no. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Gavottes
Sonata for 2 violins and continuo in G Major, BWV 1039: Adagio & Allegro ma non presto
Canons on the first 8 notes of Goldberg Variations, BWV 1087 Simplex – Duplex a 4 – Duplex a 5 – Triplex
Excerpts from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Air – Variation #18: Canone alla sexta – Variation #22: Alla breve – Variation #10: Fughetta
Adagio, after Cantata 42/3: “Wo zwei und drei versammlet sind” (Where two and three are gathered together)
Sinfonia, after Cantata 11/1: “Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen” (Praise the Lord in his riches)
Due to the nature of live music, program is subject to change.
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Through its extensive national and international tours, its critically-acclaimed recordings and TV broadcasts, its new media initiatives and growing web of community and artistic partnerships, Tafelmusik is one of the most prolific orchestras in the world.
Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra, was founded in 1979 and has long been renowned in North America and internationally for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances. Under the outstanding leadership of Chief Artistic Advisor Jeanne Lamon, C.M., it has excelled equally in music ranging from the baroque and classical eras and beyond, including adventurous cross-cultural reinventions of baroque classics. In the words of Gramophone, Tafelmusik is “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.”
Tafelmusik performs 50 concerts each year in Toronto at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, a historic church in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, performs community outreach concerts, tours extensively in Canada and throughout the world, and has a discography of 76 CDs that have garnered many national and international awards.
At the heart of Tafelmusik is a group of remarkably talented, enthusiastic and dynamic musicians, each of whom is a specialist in historical performance practice.