Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation
Early Music Vancouver presents Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation — a celebration of the genius of Bach and the latest multi-media creation by Alison Mackay, the creator of phenomenally successful Tafelmusik productions seen around the world including The Galileo Project and House of Dreams. J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation combines text, music, and stunning projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans — papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners, and performers — who helped J.S. Bach realize his musical genius. This all-Bach programme is performed by Tafelmusik musicians entirely from memory.
Elisa Citterio, music director; Alison Mackay, double bass, show creator; Blair Williams, narrator.
Three themes lie behind the design of J.S.Bach: The Circle of Creation. The concert is a celebration of the genius of Bach, with a special emphasis on the instrumental music which he created for his family, his students, and his colleagues. In words and images, the performance also honours the work of the artisans and tradespeople whose labour and expertise made the performances of Bach’s music possible. Finally, in examining the origins and anatomy
of Bach’s orchestra, we hope to shed light on the inner workings of our own.