Canadian Baroque orchestra to present multimedia performance honoring Bach


The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Courtesy Carpenter Center

Canadian Baroque orchestra Tafelmusik will take to the Carpenter Center stage on the campus of Cal State Long Beach on March 9 for a multimedia performance designed to bring the world of Johann Sebastian Bach to life.

J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation visits the traditions and skills of old-world craftspeople– papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners and performers– who helped Bach realize his musical genius. The performance combines text, music and projected video and images to explore the world of these artisans, Bach among them. This all-Bach program is performed entirely from memory.
Tafelmusik’s latest multimedia creation is the brainchild of Alison Mackay, the creator of the Galileo Project and House of Dreams. Mackay has redefined the Baroque concert experience here and around the world, keeping chamber music alive and relevant for those who have listened all their lives as well as for audience members who have never heard this kind of music before, according to Carpenter Center representatives.

“At the heart of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is a group of 17 remarkably talented, dynamic permanent members, each of whom is a specialist in historical performance,” states a Carpenter Center press release. “Their collaboration results in a delightful transparency, vitality and richness of sound, which has garnered acclaim around the world bringing Tafelmusik concerts to life and make them fully relevant in a 21st-century context.”

The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra will perform at 8pm on Thursday, March 9 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton St. Single tickets start at $55, and tickets for subscribers start at $45. For tickets or more information, visit or call (562) 985-7000.

Source: Carpenter Center

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