Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra: European Tour, November 2019

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra: European Tour, November 2019

“New and imaginative ways of programming Baroque repertoire that was never intended for the modern concert or CD formats are always welcome and Tafelmusik have found a corker here… Further pleasure comes from the playing of Tafelmusik, an uplifting mixture as ever of ensemble excellence and open generosity of spirit.”

Lindsay Kemp on “The Galileo Project”, Gramophone Magazine

Photo: Sian Richards

About the Tour

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is Canada’s most toured orchestra, having performed in over 350 cities in 32 countries, and its international reputation is without question. In January 2017 the orchestra announced the appointment of violinist Elisa Citterio, only the second Music Director in its history. With her stunning virtuoso performances and innovative approach to period performance, the future is indeed bright in Ms. Citterio’s hands. We are now planning Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s next major European tour for November 2019, to coincide with their 40th anniversary year.


TOURING DATES: 18 November – 29 November 2019


Programme 1: “Love & Betrayal”

Soprano: Karina Gauvin

G.F. Handel – Concerto grosso in B-flat Major, op. 3, no. 2

  1. Vivaldi – Sinfonia to Ottone in villa
  2. Vivaldi – Aria “Amato ben” from Ercole su’l Termodonte
  3. Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 oboes & 2 violins in D Major, RV 564a


G.F. Handel – Overture to Ariodante

G.F. Handel – Aria “Scherza infida” from Ariodante

  1. Locatelli – Concerto in E-flat Major, op. 7, no. 6 “Il Pianto d’Arianna” – Elisa Citterio, violin

G.F. Handel – Overture to Agrippina

G.F. Handel – Aria “Non ho cor che per amarti” from Agrippina


Programme 2: The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres

This imaginative programme, created by Tafelmusik’s double bass player Alison Mackay to commemorate 400 years since Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope, explores the fusion of arts, science and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries. The project features poetic narration, choreography and Tafelmusik perform music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel (from memory!) against a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble Telescope and Canadian astronomers.

Project Manager

Lucy Rice (Cambridge)