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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra at the McMichael Shooting Stars

June 30

Shooting Stars
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra at the McMichael

NEW DATE: Friday, November 24 at 8 pm

The history of the arts is liberally laced with the tales of practitioners whose lives and careers were cut unnaturally short. For today’s concert, we take inspiration from the words of Ian A.C. Dejardin, Executive Director of the McMichael, who describes Tom Thomson, Canada’s pre-eminent modern painter thus: “… because the career is so brief—really less than four years—it is less of an arc and more of an explosion.”

Our program includes works by three composers who shared with Thomson the fate of short but explosive working careers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1792), Hyacinthe Jadin (1776–1800), and Franz Schubert (1797–1828). The balance of the program is drawn from four stars of the late 18th century whose lights burned more steadily, but brightly just the same: Luigi Boccherini, Felice Giardini, Giovanni Battista Noferi, and Joseph Bologne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges.


Patricia Ahern, violin
Patrick G. Jordan, viola
Michael Unterman, violoncello

Repertoire includes:

Giovanni Battista Noferi
String Trio In E-Flat Major, Op. 15, No. 3
Allegro – Largo – Allegro non troppo

Joseph Bologne
Andante (transcribed by P. Jordan)

Luigi Boccherini
String Trio in E Major, op. 14, no. 3
Largo – Allegro smorfioso

Felice Giardini
Rondo, from String Trio in A Major, op. 17, no. 3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in E-flat Major, K.563
Allegro – Adagio – Menuetto allegretto

Hyacinthe Jadin
Adagio, from String Trio op. 2, no. 3

Franz Schubert
Allegro, from String Trio in B-flat Major, D.471

Event Price

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


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

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

Ticket price includes

Gallery Admission
Tom Thomson: North Star
exhibition tours

Tom Thomson (1877–1917), Winter: Sketch for In Algonquin Park, 1914, oil on wood panel, 21.8 x 26.7 cm, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Mastin, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1980.19.1


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