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Tafelmusik Chamber Series: Divertimento

March 15

Chamber Series at the McMichael

By Tafelmusik

Friday, March 15 at 8 pm



Showcasing the three lowest members of the string family, the music presented in this concert is centred around the musical genre of the “divertimento,” from the Italian divertire “to amuse.” This often light-hearted music was frequently played at social functions, sometimes outdoors, bringing people together to delight and revel in the antics of the performers. Works of the late 18th and early 19th centuries by composers including Beethoven, Rossini, and Michael Haydn display humour and wit in this concert of duos and trios.


Brandon Chui, viola
Keiran Campbell, cello
Pippa Macmillan, double bass

Repertoire includes:

Gioachino Rossini
Duo for cello & double bass

Michael Haydn
Divertimento in E-flat Major

Ludwig van Beethoven
Duo for viola & cello in E-flat Major “for two obbligato eyeglasses”

Bernhard Romberg
Trio for viola, cello & double bass, op.38

Event Price

McMichael Members: $40
Tafelmusik Subscribers: $40*
General Public: $50

Extended Hours

Gallery and the Shop will be open to the public until 8 pm


CABIN will be open for dinner and drinks before the show.
No reservations required. First come, first served.

For reservations, please Email Us.

Art of Divertimento, Gallery Tour
6:30 pm

Free with Admission

Following in the joyful spirit of the divertimento genre, this gallery tour will include a conversation around some of the most whimsical and cheerful artworks on view at the McMichael. From drawings of Inuit artist Parr to the mystical works of contemporary artist Marcel Dzama, this tour offers an opportunity to discover bright and meaningful artworks that will smash through the gloominess of late winter!

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Upcoming Dates

June 23, 2024

CHAMBER 3: Midsummer Follies