Tafelmusik at the Garden: Midsummer Follies

~ June 30 at 2:00PM – 3:15PM ~

Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto M3C 1P2



We welcome the summer solstice with musical follies.

We look beyond the courtly music of the baroque to the dance music and songs that were popular in the cafés, taverns, and country fairs. Our midsummer celebration takes us from the British Isles to northern Europe, and from France to New France, featuring music that migrated across the Atlantic and remain part of the Québecois folk tradition today.

  • John Abberger, oboe
  • Geneviève Gilardeau, violin
  • Michael Unterman, cello
  • Jonathan Stuchbery, lute/guitar


Boismortier Ballets du village en trio

Michel Corrette Concerto comique

Traditional Québecois music

Traditional music from Italy, England/Scotland, and Poland or Scandinavia — in dialogue with ‘composed’ music

Sunday, June 30, from 2 to 3:15 p.m.

Public $25, TBG Members and Tafelmusik Subscribers $23 (plus fees and HST)

Indoor Concert

General Admission Seating