Tafelmusik introduces new music director Elisa Citterio to Ottawa at Chamberfest Concert Series

Acclaimed baroque orchestra will perform all-Vivaldi programme Mar. 22

Considered one of the world’s top orchestras by the Gramophone Magazine, Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra will re-introduce themselves to the National Capital Region in their first Ottawa concert featuring new music director Elisa Citterio.

Led by Citterio, a violinist plucked from Italy by the renowned orchestra in the summer of 2017, the seventeen-piece baroque ensemble will perform a new all-Vivaldi programme: Vivaldi Con Amore. It features the Italian composer’s most romantic pieces, including the “L’amoroso” violin concerto.

The following morning (Mar. 23), Citterio and the orchestra will perform a school concert for more than 200 elementary and secondary students from across Ottawa.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchesta’s performance is part of the 2017-18 Chamberfest Concert Series. Tickets are available online at chamberfest.com, by phone at 613-234-6306, or in person at 4 Florence St., Suite 201.

7:30 p.m., Thurs. Mar. 22

Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St. (O’Connor and Cooper)

Vivaldi Con Amore
ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concertos for violin “L’amoroso” & “L’amato bene”
ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto for 2 oboes in C Major
ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto for lute in D Major

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Elisa Citterio, music director, violin

More details at chamberfest.com.

Ottawa Chamberfest
Soon celebrating 25 years, Ottawa Chamberfest brings together the boldest names in ensemble and solo performance for musical celebration in the nation’s capital throughout the year with a Concert Series and Community Engagement and Education programming, culminating in the Chamberfest summer festival. The world’s largest festival of its kind, the Ottawa Chamberfest summer festival is a 2018 Festivals and Events (FEO) Ontario “Top 100” and winner of seven consecutive Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for the Arts.