Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 7:30pm at Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre For The Arts

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Tafelmusik is German and means “table music” or “music for the feast.” The name is apt because Tafelmusik has produced a feast of firsts and bests, and has won admiration throughout the musical 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 Gramaphone, Tafelmusik is “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.” 

Chamber Music Kelowna is proud to present Tafelmusik in a performance of House of Dreams, an imaginative concert designed by Alison Mackay, creator of Metamorphosis, Chariots of Fire and The Galileo Project. A magical journey to the meeting places of baroque art and music- five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Marais were played against a backdrop of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto and Watteau. This includes stage direction, narration and stunning projected images. 

“much more than a concert... an experience that transcends its many components to create a special, all- encompassing experience that makes one forget time and place for two bliss-filled hours.” - The Toronto Star