A clas­si­cal ode to mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism

Toronto Life - - Cutlure -

Tafel­musik are pros of pe­riod per­for­mance, but the en­sem­ble’s tech­no­log­i­cal know-how isn’t stuck in the baroque era. Safe Haven is their lat­est daz­zling mul­ti­me­dia spec­ta­cle, con­ceived and scripted by dou­ble bass player Al­i­son Mackay, with a theme ripped from the head­lines: im­mi­gra­tion and the plight of refugees. The pro­gram pulls works—by Lully, Hume, Corelli, Vi­valdi and Bach—from 18th-cen­tury Europe, where the cross-pol­li­na­tion caused by im­mi­gra­tion en­riched the con­ti­nent’s mu­si­cal life.

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