Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Take in the visual splendor and music of two 18th-century coffee houses from different continents.

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  • Tafelmusik
  • Alison Mackay conceived, programmed, and scripted
  • Elisa Citterio Music Director and Conductor
  • Alon Nashman narrator
  • Trio Arabica
  • Maryem Tollar voice / qanun
  • Naghmeh Farahmand percussion
  • Demetri Petsalakis oud
  • Marshall Pynkoski stage director
  • Glenn Davidson production designer
  • Raha Javanfar projections designer

About This Performance

It’s 1740, and coffee houses are the places to hear music, whether in the trading center of Leipzig or in Damascus, one of the world’s oldest cities. Experience the visual splendor, music, and contemporary tales of these two historic locales, as presented by Canada’s leading period-instrument ensemble and guest artists.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.