Great Artists Series '24: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra "Passions Revealed"

Sponsored by Charles J. Metz


(Washington University Box Office - 314-935-6543)
$120 for FIVE performances
*purchases only refundable due to presenter cancellation


Single Tickets: (Available Tuesday, September 5th)
$35-40 general admission
$32-37 Wash U faculty/staff
$15 students/youth


Passions Revealed
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Aisslinn Nosky, guest director

Overture in D minor, from FVW K:d4 by Johann Friedrich Fasch

Concerto Grosso in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 11 by Pietro Locatelli  

Concerto for bassoon in B-flat Major, RV 510 “La Notte” by Antonio Vivaldi    
     Dominic Teresi, bassoon soloist 

Chaconne from Alcyone by Marin Marais            

Orchestral Suite in B-flat Major, TWV 55:B13 by Georg Philipp Telemann    

Concerto for 2 violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach    

“When the big names of the Baroque era composed their masterpieces 300 years ago they must have dreamed about their hits sounding this good. Tafelmusik was a time-machine last night, sweeping the audience out of its seats and back to that magic period between 1650 and 1750.”

The Royal Gazette

In Passions Revealed, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra takes you on a journey that dives into the rich, evocative, and stirring emotions found in works by Fasch, Locatelli, Vivaldi, Marais, Telemann, and Bach. 

The program explores a wide variety of colours and affects. We open with a rousing Fasch overture that conveys confidence and fearlessness. The strings are then featured in a hauntingly beautiful and wistful concerto grosso by Locatelli. A restless but ultimately hopeful journey through the night, from dusk to dawn, follows in Vivaldi's programmatic La Notte. We close the first half with a gorgeous celebration of love in the chaconne from Marais’s opera Alcyone.
Following the intermission, we share a wonderful Telemann suite that contrasts poignant oboe solos and lively dance movements. Our baroque journey ends with Bach's brilliant Concerto for 2 violins in D Minor.


Every now and then a group of musicians comes along and changes the way we think about music. Tafelmusik has done just that. Music for feasting. It is a name that, for over four decades, has been synonymous worldwide with dynamic, engaging, and soulful performances. Whether on tour or at home in Trinity-St-Paul’s Centre, an historic church in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, at its heart Tafelmusik is a family of collaborative musicians. Steeped in the historical traditions of the baroque and classical eras, together they form one of the world’s leading period ensembles. Tafelmusik is Canada’s most toured orchestra, having performed in over 350 cities in 32 countries, and its international reputation is without question. The vitality of Tafelmusik’s vision clearly resonates with its loyal audiences at home in Toronto, where the ensemble performs some 80 concerts every year, a focal point of Toronto’s lively early music scene. Today, Tafelmusik’s catalogue of award-winning recordings continues to demand the attention of the world stage. Over 85 recordings on Tafelmusik Media, Sony, CBC Records, Analekta have garnered nine JUNOs and numerous other recording prizes. Today you regularly see Tafelmusik as Record of the Month in BBC Music Magazine, Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine, or Record of the Year in Absolute Sound Magazine. Through dynamic performances, international touring, concert films, award-winning recordings, and comprehensive education programs, Tafelmusik reaches out to a multiplicity of audiences. Nearly four decades strong, Tafelmusik continues to deliver a feast for the senses. For more information, please visit

**All programs subject to change

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.