Led by Music Director Elisa Citterio, Tafelmusik is one of the world’s leading period-instrument ensembles, performing on instruments and in styles appropriate for the era of the music. Renowned for dynamic, engaging, and soulful performances, Tafelmusik performs some 80 concerts each year for audiences across Toronto, and is Canada’s most-toured orchestra, having performed in more than 350 cities in 32 countries. The orchestra is often joined by the critically acclaimed Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and its director, Ivars Taurins.
Safe Haven is a multimedia concert exploring the influence of refugees on the music and culture of baroque Europe and Canada today. Throughout history, people have been forced to abandon their homes and seek asylum beyond their borders. In the time of Tafelmusik’s repertoire, waves of refugees had a huge influence on the music and culture of Europe.
Today, when many refugees are finding their place in Canadian rich communities, the past can teach us about the cultural riches our newcomers have to offer.
In partnership with The School of The Arts.