Tafelmusik summer school teachers present free lunchtime concert today at Walter Hall
The annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute offers several opportunities for the public to hear fine, free, period performances. The whole thing culminates in a Grand Finale concert at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, where all the students and all the teachers get to make a big, glorious noise.
It usually happens on the hottest day in June. We'll see if that's the case this year on the 15th -- the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and is so popular that you have to reserve your free ticket well ahead of time.
Today, at noon, is something a bit smaller-scale, featuring a stage full of faculty members. Here's Tafelmusik's brief drescription:
A casual noon-hour concert of baroque chamber music by members of the TBSI faculty with works by Piccinini, Telemann, Bach, Handel and Rameau.
Peter Harvey, baritone
Claire Guimond, flute, John Abberger & Marco Cera, oboes,
Dominic Teresi, bassoon, Geneviève Gilardeau & Chris Verrette, violins,
Christina Mahler, cello, David Sinclair, double bass, Lucas Harris, theorbo,
Olivier Fortin, Borys Medicky & Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord & organ
For more details on the public concerts offerd in conjunction with the summer music school, click here.
Tafelmusik has posted exceprts from its fabulous Galileo Project show on its YouTube channel. Here is the "Allegro" movement from Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Violins in A Major, Op. 3 No. 5: