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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra to bring 'Passion of the Soul' to UVa Saturday

“Passion of the Soul” is the theme for Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s program for the Tuesday Evening Concert Series.

The orchestra, based at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre in Toronto and known around the world for historically informed performances, will take the Cabell Hall Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The audience will hear Johann Friedrich Fasch’s “Overture in D minor, FVW K:d4,” Pietro Antonio Locatelli’s “Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 1/11,” Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat Major, RV 510,” Marin Marais’ “Chaconne from Alcyone,” Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Orchestral Suite in B-flat Major, TWV 55:B13,” J.S. Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043” and Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville’s “Sonate en symphonie No. 1 in G minor.”

Tafelmusik has performed in more than 350 cities in 32 countries, and it plays 80 concerts a year in its hometown. The period orchestra and choir perform using choral and instrumental styles and instruments appropriate to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Violinists include Patricia Ahern, Geneviève Gilardeau, Johanna Novom, Christopher Verrette, Julia Wedman and Cristina Zacharias. Violists include Brandon Chui and Patrick G. Jordan. Keiran Campbell and Michael Unterman are violoncellists. Pippa Macmillan is double bassist, John Abberger and Marco Cera are oboists, Dominic Teresi is bassoonist and Carlotte Nediger is harpsichordist.

Oboist Kenneth Solway and bassoonist Susan Graves established the orchestra in 1979, and violinist Jeanne Lamon served from 1981 to 2014 as its music director. Chui, Teresi and Zacharias serve as artistic co-directors. Ivars Taurins serves as music director of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, which was founded in 1981.

The orchestra takes its name from a German term meaning “table music,” referring to music that was played at feasts or banquets.

Remaining loge and balcony tickets can be purchased for $35 to $12 from the University of Virginia Art Box Office online at or by phone at (434) 924-3376. The principal underwriter is George Logan; underwriter is Mary Vee Connell. Patrons may park for free at Central Grounds Parking Garage on Emmet Street from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Audience members with handicapped-access plates or tags may apply through the series to obtain permits for parking in the C-1 parking lot next to Bryan Hall and Cabell Hall, which can be accessed from McCormick Drive; handicapped plates or tags alone are not sufficient for concert-night parking.


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