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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Vesuvius Ensemble: "O COME, SHEPHERDS"

Date:

12/04/2019


Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Vesuvius Ensemble:

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Vesuvius Ensemble
Special guest supported by The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto: Tommaso Sollazzo, zampogna

Experience an Italian Baroque Christmas with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Toronto’s Vesuvius Ensemble with special guest, Tommaso Sollazzo. Festive Baroque meets folk with elegant concertos by Italian composers alongside traditional music of Southern Italy, and the sound of the zampogna, a central part of Italian Christmas festivities. Friends of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto save 20%*! Use promo code ITAL20 online, in-person, or call (416) 964-6337.

*Valid for regular tickets only in sections A or B for performances on December 4–7, 2019. Offer expires November 22, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Items

December 4, 2019 7:00PM , O Come, Shepherds, Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre

December 5, 2019 8:00PM , O Come, Shepherds, Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre

December 6, 2019 8:00PM , O Come, Shepherds, Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre

December 7, 2019 8:00PM , O Come, Shepherds, Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre

December 8, 2019 3:30PM , O Come, Shepherds, Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre

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Tue Dec 10 at 8pm, O Come, Shepherds, George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts)

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The joy of the holiday season shines with the pastoral warmth of the Italian countryside.

For centuries, the sound of the zampogna, special bagpipes played by shepherds, has been a central part of Italian Christmas festivities. Now you'll hear this fabulous folk instrument in this concert blending baroque Italian Christmas concertos with the heartfelt Christmas music of Southern Italy, performed by Toronto's own Vesuvius Ensemble.

With Corelli rubbing shoulders with the traditional Novena di Natale, and a baroque orchestra sharing space with the zampogna, ciaramella, mandolins, and traditional guitars, Tafelmusik and Vesuvius present a colourful Christmas celebration straight from the heart of Southern Italy’s warm, boisterous countryside.

What's interesting about this concert:

A unique combination of baroque Christmas concertos, and the soulful folk music of Southern Italy, with its own rhythms, instruments, and spirit.Did you know: the sound of the zampogna was imitated by Handel in the Pifa section of Messiah, a nostalgic reminder of the many years the composer spent in Italy.Learn more about the pastoral genre, which depicts the shepherd’s life, and why composers, poets, and painters of the 1700s were so attracted to it.

Pre-concert Chat
Join us one hour before each concert for a free pre-concert chat with Tafelmusik lutenist Lucas Harris.

Program

· Traditional - Novena di Natale

· de' Liguori - Quanno nascette ninno

· Pasquini - Introduzzione & Pastorale

· Manfredini - Concerto grosso in C Major, op. 3, no. 12

· Traditional Procida (Campania) - La 'nferta

· Schiassi - Sinfonia pastorale per il santissimo natale di nostro Jesu

· Traditional (Sicily) - La notte di Natale

Intermission

· Tartini - Pastorale from Sonata, op. 1, no. 13

· Traditional (Puglia) - Ninna nanna di Carpino

· Scarlatti - "Autor d'ogni mio ben" from Cantata pastorale per la nascita di nostro Signore

· Tartini - Pastorale from Sonata, op. 1, no. 13

· Improvised Zampogna solo

· dall'Abaco - Allegro "La Zampogna" from Sonata VII

· de Simone - Canzone di Razzullo

· Corelli - Concerto fatto per la notte di Natale, op. 6, no. 8

· Traditional (Sicily) - Diu vi manna l’ambasciata

 

Concert run time: approximately 2 hours, including a 20-minute intermission.

Information

Date: Da Wednesday, December 04, 2019 a Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Organized by : Tafelmusik

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : With fee


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