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

Sponsored by Charles J. Metz

(Washington University Box Office - 314-935-6543)
*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

Sonate en symphonies, No. 1 in G minor by Jean-Joseph de Mondonville   

“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 and a work by Mondonville.


Aisslinn Nosky
The dynamic Canadian violinist Aisslinn Nosky has captivated audiences around the world. Her fierce passion for early music and skill as a soloist and director have generated robust appreciation. Hailed as “superb” by The New York Times and “a fearsomely powerful musician” by The Toronto Star, widespread demand for Aisslinn continues to grow. 

Aisslinn was appointed Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston in 2011. She has also appeared as guest director and soloist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Holland Baroque, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Juilliard 415. She was a member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra from 2005 to 2016. She served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Niagara Symphony from 2016 to 2019, and was Guest Artist-in-Residence of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. 

Aisslinn has recorded the complete Haydn and Mozart violin concertos with the Handel and Haydn Society.

Every now and then a group of musicians comes along and changes the way we think about music. For over four decades, Tafelmusik has been synonymous worldwide with dynamic, engaging, and soulful performances informed by scholarship, passion, and artistic excellence. Performing on instruments and in styles appropriate to the era, Tafelmusik has performed in more than 350 cities in 32 countries. Its extensive discography on the Sony, CBC Records, Analekta, and Tafelmusik Media labels has garnered ten JUNOs and numerous international recording prizes. From a vibrant home season in Toronto, to international tours, award-winning recordings, and inspiring education programs, Tafelmusik is a musical powerhouse with a reputation for thrilling and delighting audiences.

Tafelmusik Artistic Co-Directors: Brandon Chui, Dominic Teresi, Cristina Zacharias

**All programs subject to change

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