Artists in Residence

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Tafelmusik

Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann

Tafelmusik

Thursday, January 6 | 7–10pm (Student-only Workshop)POSTPONED
von Kuster Hall
Contact jlanza@uwo.ca for more information

Friday, January 7 | 12:30pm (Concert)POSTPONED
von Kuster Hall
Concert information can be found on our "Fridays at 12:30" webpage.
This concert is followed by Talking Music.

Saturday, January 8 | 12:30-3:30pm & 4:30-7pm (Student-only Workshops)POSTPONED
von Kuster Hall
Contact jlanza@uwo.ca for more information

Sunday, January 9 | 3pm (Concert) – POSTPONED
von Kuster Hall
Concert information can be found on our Early Music Studio ensemble webpage.

Led by Music Director Elisa Citterio and Executive Director Carol Kehoe, Tafelmusik is an orchestra, choir, and experience that celebrates beauty through music of the past.

Founded over 40 years ago on the pillars of passion, learning, and artistic excellence, Tafelmusik continues to bring new energy to baroque music and beyond. Historically informed performances of 17th- to 19th-century instrumental and choral music (led by Chamber Choir Director Ivars Taurins) share the stage with vibrant, insightful multimedia programs, and bold new music written just for the group. Each piece is played on period instruments, underscored and illuminated by scholarship.

Through dynamic performances, international touring, award-winning recordings, and comprehensive education programs, Tafelmusik invites audiences to engage with beauty and experience the breadth of emotion music can inspire.

 

ensemble made in canada

Ensemble Made In Canada

Friday, January 28 | 12:30pm – POSTPONED
von Kuster Hall
Concert information can be found on our "Fridays at 12:30" webpage.

Wednesday, February 2 | 12:30pm – POSTPONED
von Kuster Hall
Concert information can be found on our Guest Artists webpage.

Ensemble Made In Canada welcomed new cellist Trey Lee in 2021. The ensemble will work with student composers to premiere new works and will also give orchestra sectionals, masterclasses and chamber music coaching. 

Ensemble Made in Canada is rapidly gaining recognition as Canada's premier piano quartet. Awarded the 2006 CBC Galaxie Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, the quartet was also featured in 2008 Chatelaine Magazine's 80 women to watch as an ensemble that is leading the next generation of classical musicians. The members of the group have been forging outstanding individual careers and bring together a shared love of chamber music and a wealth of experience having already appeared at prestigious festivals such as Marlboro, Ravinia, Orford, Verbier, Prussia Cove, Pablo Casals and Evian. At Western the ensemble will be working with students involved in chamber music, orchestra, collaborative piano, and composition.

In 2018, Ensemble Made In Canada launched the Mosaïque Project, which consists of three components: a newly commissioned suite of piano quartets by 14 Canadian composers, each inspired by a particular region of Canada, a national concert tour that was planned throughout 2018 to 2020, and a specially designed website that will document audience-generated artwork inspired by the musical commission. 

On Friday, January 24, 2020, Ensemble Made In Canada presented a Mosaïque Project livestream concert from the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. The album won a Juno award in 2021.

Read the Western News article about Ensemble Made in Canada's Mosaïque Project national tour.