Tafelmusik presents Passions of the Soul

Passions of the Soul
Directed by Elisa Citterio
October 22, 2020

 Bliss, grief, delight: experience a kaleidoscope of emotions with 18th-century music that will open your heart and mind.

Curated and directed by Elisa Citterio, this concert is a microcosm of our season theme, “Passions of the Soul.” In their quest to awe and inspire, 18th-century composers strove to describe the desires of the soul and touch the hearts of listeners with poignant and captivating music.

This program takes you on a winding journey, visiting the peaks and valleys of the emotional landscape: from the grandeur of Lalande’s Chaconne—inspired by the magnificent fountains of Versailles—to Locatelli’s mournful Sinfonia Funebre, and Telemann’s suite “La Bourse,” an irreverent depiction of the roller-coaster of emotions experienced by investors in the stock market.

This event will be a livestream.

Please note: single ticket purchasers will be able to re-access the concert for a full 24 hours after the original broadcast time. You can revisit your ticket link, contained in your confirmation email, to watch until October 23, 2020 at 7:59pm EST.


  • Jean-Marie Leclair Ouverture to Scylla et Glaucus*
  • Giuseppe Tartini Concerto for violoncello in A Major*
  • Pietro Antonio Locatelli Sinfonia Funebre*
  • Michel Richard de Lalande Chaconne from Les fontaines de Versailles*
  • Johann Christoph Pez Orchestral suite in D Minor*
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for 3 violins in D Major, after BWV 1064
  • Georg Philipp Telemann Suite in B-flat Major “La Bourse” (The Stock Exchange)

*First performance on the Tafelmusik stage

Date & Time: Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 8pm EDT
Ticket prices: $30 + service fees
Venue: Tafelmusik Digital Concert Hall
Box Office: 1 (833) 964-6337
Website: tafelmusik.org/passions
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About Tafelmusik
Led by Music Director Elisa Citterio and Executive Director Carol Kehoe, Tafelmusik is an orchestra, choir, and experience that celebrates beauty through music of the past.

Founded over 40 years ago on the pillars of passion, learning, and artistic excellence, Tafelmusik continues to bring new energy to baroque music and beyond. Historically informed performances of 17th- to 19th-century instrumental and choral music (led by Chamber Choir Director Ivars Taurins) share the stage with vibrant, insightful multimedia programs, and bold new music written just for the group. Each piece is played on period instruments, underscored and illuminated by scholarship.

Through dynamic performances, international touring, award-winning recordings, and comprehensive education programs, Tafelmusik invites audiences to engage with beauty and experience the breadth of emotion music can inspire.

For media information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Luisa Trisi, Big Picture Communications (416) 456-0499 |  [email protected]

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