In unveiling its 201-12 season earlier today, Tafelmusik showed how it is continuing to look for innovative ways to program music and offer more performances at Koerner Hall while also expanding its touring plans.
Orchestra music director Jeanne Lamon celebrates her 30th anniversary with Tafelmusik next season, as does the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir under its leader, Ivars Taurins.
The orchestra will present more concerts in Koerner Hall next season: Opera Atelier co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoski's staged performances of George Frideric Handel's not-quite-an-opera Hercules (he called it a musical drama), which had its premiere as a concert piece in 1744; four performances of Handel's Messiah before Christmas; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, the "Eroica," under regular visiting conductor Bruno Weil.
Tafelmusik also announced that it will make its touring début in Australia in 2012, with performances of the Galileo Project.
The new House of Dreams project, masterminded by longtime Tafelmusik double-bassist Alison MacKay and co-produced with the Banff Centre, will, like the Galileo Project, offer a multimedia experience of Baroque-era visual art mixed with music of the period -- all memorized by the musicians.