Tafelmusik is known to be one of the best baroque orchestras in the world, and it has been at or close to the top of the musical heap in Toronto for years. Until this year, however, the facility it used, Trinity-St. Paul's Church on Bloor Street near Spadina, did the orchestra and its listeners few favours. The acoustics were less than optimum, the church benches were uncomfortable, the space itself was dowdy. Last week witnessed the first concert since major renovations took place during the summer. At last the venue seems to be worthy of the orchestra, both visually and aurally. What's more, the new seats are a huge improvement! The programme of lesser known works of the Austrian baroque, with Argentinian violinist Manfredo Kraemer as the leader of the band, was wonderful. Bravo Tafelmusik!
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