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  • TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRABACH AND HIS WORLD

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    ADELAIDEADELAIDE TOWN HALL TUESDAY 29 MAY, 7.30PM Pre-concert talk, 6.45pm (Prince Alfred Room)

    Meet the Artists after concert

    BRISBANECONCERT HALL, QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE THURSDAY 31 MAY, 7PMPre-concert talk, 6.30pm (Concert Hall Balcony Foyer)

    CD Signing after concert

    CANBERRALLEWELLYN HALL, ANU SCHOOL OF MUSIC THURSDAY 24 MAY, 7PMPre-concert talk, 6.15pm (Athenaeum [foyer])

    Meet the Artists after concert

    MELBOURNEELISABETH MURDOCH HALL, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE TUESDAY 22 MAY, 7PM Pre-concert talk, 6.15pm (Boardroom, Level 2)

    Meet the Artists after concert

    SATURDAY 26 MAY, 7PMPre-concert talk, 6.15pm (Boardroom, Level 2)

    CD signing after concert

    PERTHPERTH CONCERT HALL SATURDAY 19 MAY, 7.30PMPre-concert talk, 6.45pm (Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace Level)

    Meet the Artists after concert

    SYDNEYCITY RECITAL HALL SATURDAY 2 JUNE, 2PMPre-concert talk, 1.15pm (Function Room, Level 1)

    Meet the Artists after concert

    MONDAY 4 JUNE, 7PMPre-concert talk, 6.15pm (Function Room, Level 1)

    CD signing after concert

    Musica Viva is assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Musica Viva is assisted

    by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

    Elisa Citterio Music Director

    Conceived, programmed and scripted by Alison Mackay

    Marshall Pynkoski Stage Director Glenn Davidson Production Designer Raha Javanfar Projections Designer Jane MacRae Film Editor

    Elisa Citterio Director Blair Williams Narrator

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    ADDITIONAL ACTIVITYMembers of Tafelmusik will present the following events as part of this tour:

    Inside the Music: Adelaide, Monday 28 May, 5.306.30pm, Madley Studio, Elder Conservatorium. Tickets at musicaviva.com.au/inside

    Masterclasses:

    Melbourne: Monday 21 May, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. 10am12pm violin, viola and cello masterclasses; 121pm In Conversation with Alison Mackay and Susan de Weger; 122pm woodwind masterclass (various campuses)

    Sydney: Friday 1 June, 4pm, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

    For further details, please visit musicaviva.com.au/masterclasses

    The Musica Viva Masterclass program is supported by principal patrons Stephen Johns & Michele Bender, Wesfarmers Arts (WA) and Mary Turner oam (Newcastle).

    FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

    CARL VINE aoARTISTIC DIRECTOR MUSICA VIVA AUSTRALIA

    Welcome to our third multimedia spectacle starring the legendary Canadian Baroque orchestra Tafelmusik. In 2012 we presented their Galileo Project, a celebration of astronomy marking the 400th anniversary of Galileos development of the telescope, and in 2015 we witnessed House of Dreams, an intimate exploration of the subtle links between Baroque composition and the great painters and architects of the period.

    Like both previous productions, Bach and His World was devised by the orchestras double bass player, Alison Mackay, and like them it uses spoken word and video projection to explore J.S. Bachs music, and particularly the time he spent in Leipzig. We get a privileged glimpse into scientific developments that advanced the technology of instrument making, and how the artisans of Saxony papermakers, violin carvers and string spinners helped Bach through one of his most productive periods.

    The music for the show is a procession of some of Bachs finest inventions, extracted from a wide range of cantatas, orchestral suites, concertos, chorales and keyboard music. Like its predecessors, the

    presentation is guided by a narrator, Blair Williams, who joins Tafelmusiks new lead violin and Music Director, Elisa Citterio, on this fascinating journey of discovery of music, technology and society for the 27 years that Bach lived in Leipzig, one of Europes greatest trading hubs in the 18th century.

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    FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICEROur Canadian artists have often marvelled that Musica Viva exists only in Australia. There is no doubt that Canada, a country of a similar size and population spread, and committed to establishing its own voice amidst much larger neighbours, would have benefitted enormously from a similar organisation. But nothing similar exists in Canada.

    The difference here was the incredible confluence of post-war migration and emerging national identity in Australia. The original volunteers who set up Musica Viva were driven by the time and place in which they found themselves. Critically, they also understood that donating their time, and whatever money they could, to make this organisation viable was the only path forward. As a result, we have been gifted this amazing organisation that is unique in all the world.

    This personal connection continues today in the ongoing generosity of our donors, who have enabled the remarkable to occur: music education in the remote community of Croker Island, 250km north of Darwin; artist development through masterclasses, intensive holistic training and competitions; and creating a fighting fund through the Amadeus Society, to enable Musica Viva to secure those artists who otherwise would be beyond our means.

    The Amadeus Society, championed in Sydney by its chair, Ruth Magid, and in Melbourne by its president, Julian Burnside ao qc, has made possible this special tour by Tafelmusik. And all our wonderful Virtuosi donors enable Musica Vivas programs to be accessible across the country, ensuring that everyone can share with us the joy and inspiration of chamber music.

    Thank you so much to all our kind donors, everywhere! You have made miracles happen.

    MARY JO CAPPSCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MUSICA VIVA AUSTRALIA

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    MEET THE ARTISTSTAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRAElisa Citterio music director

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    Renowned for its dynamic, engaging and soulful performances, Tafelmusik is one of the worlds leading period-instrument ensembles, performing on instruments and in styles appropriate for the era of the music. This season we are excited to welcome new Music Director Elisa Citterio: only the second Music Director in Tafelmusiks history, she takes over from Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon. We are Canadas most toured orchestra, having performed in over 350 cities in 32 countries, and are proud to call Toronto our home. There we perform some 80 concerts each year for a loyal and enthusiastic audience in diverse venues across the city. The orchestra is joined in performances by the critically acclaimed Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and its director Ivars Taurins.

    Tafelmusik seeks to transport audiences to the Baroque and Classical periods through adventurous cross-cultural collaborations, on stage with Torontos Opera Atelier, and underground at our Haus Musik series. Our musicians share their knowledge and experience through artist-training initiatives such as the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer and Winter Institutes. Tafelmusiks recordings on the Sony, CBC Records, Analekta and Tafelmusik Media labels have garnered nine JUNOs (the Canadian ARIAs) and numerous international recording prizes.

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    @tafelmusik @tafelmusik

    @tafelmusicbocc /tafelmusik1979

    Violins Elisa Citterio, Patricia Ahern, Thomas Georgi, Michelle Odorico, Christopher Verrette, Julia Wedman, Cristina Zacharias Violas Patrick G. Jordan, Brandon Chui Cellos Christina Mahler, Allen Whear Double Bass Alison Mackay Oboes John Abberger, Marco Cera Bassoon Dominic Teresi Harpsichord Olivier Fortin

    Technical Director Glenn Davidson Lighting Associate Kaitlin Hickey Video Operator Patrick Lavender Tour & Stage Manager Beth Anderson

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    This is Tafelmusiks third national tour for Musica Viva, following The Galileo Project in 2012 and House of Dreams in 2015.

    Bach and His World received its premiere under its original title J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation as part of Tafelmusiks 2014/15 season.

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    ELISA CITTERIO music director

    The brilliant violinist Elisa Citterio joins Tafelmusik as Music Director this season. She moved to Toronto from her native Italy, where she divided her artistic life between orchestral work and an intense schedule as a chamber musician. She has recorded and toured, often as leader, with such ensembles as Dolce & Tempesta, Europa Galante, Accademia Bizantina, Accordone, Zefiro, La Venexiana, La Risonanza, Ensemble 415, Concerto Italiano, Orquestra del Montsalvat, Il Giardino Armonico and Orchestra Academia 1750. From 2004 she was a member of the Orchestra del Teatro della Scala in Milan. Elisa studied violin and viola at the L. Marenzio Conservatory in her home town of Brescia. Postgraduate work included Baroque violin studies with Enrico Onofri, Luigi Mangiocavallo and Chiara Banchini. Her discography includes more than 35 recordings of Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Corelli, Monteverdi and Haydn.

    ALISON MACKAY concept, program, script and double bass

    Alison Mackay, who has played the violone