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Tafelmusik’s Allison Mackay Talks About The Galileo Project

Keith Collins interviews Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra's Allison Mackay about past and future multimedia concert projects.

Allison Mackay.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto, Canada, has been a leading advocate of historical performance for over 30 years. In 2012 the Orchestra released a CD and DVD of a concert about baroque astronomers. The Galileo Project combines music, words and images from a variety of sources including pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope, words from music treatises and poetry, and music from some of the greatest composers of 17th and 18th century.

Join Harmonia’s “roving reporter” Keith Collins and Allison Mackay, Tafelmusik’s double bass player and the creator of this project, in a conversation, and hear how this new approach to concert making came to be. What reactions did they receive from their audiences on tour? And how did the musicians feel about having to memorize all the music in this production?

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We’ll also hear about Tafelmusik’s new multimedia endeavor, House of Dreams, which explores baroque paintings and begins touring in the spring of 2013.

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