Monday, October 8, 2012

The Taffanel Wind Ensemble has not been busy performing due to the illness of one of its members but hopes to resume in the coming month.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Spadina House

The Taffanel Wind Ensemble will be playing at Spadina House today for Music in the Orchard. This is a free series of Sunday Music concerts outdoors. We have been doing this series for about 10 years. Always a pleasure and it looks like today will be a nice day for this.
After the concert, chance to see the gardens at the house which are lovely.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Princess Margaret Lodge

This month, the Taffanel Wind Ensemble will perform at Princess Margaret Lodge. This is one location that we go to regularly. We hope that our contribution of music helps the residents during their treatment.
We encourage others to find a way to contribute to the cause of their choice.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Percy Faith's sister

Today the Taffanel Wind Ensemble debuted its new programme for 2012. The audience really liked the concert which included music arranged by Marsha Swietzer and a work by Francois Devienne who was a French bassoonist and flutist. Interesting combination.
At the end of the performance, a woman came up and thanked us for the performance. Apparently, she is Percy Faith's sister. There were 8 children in the family. Percy Faith the oldest and she was 15 years younger and the youngest. Nice to meet someone who has this kind of musical connection.
We are looking to future performances.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

The Taffanel Wind Ensemble wishes all its listeners a Happy New Year. We look forward to music making in the New Year.
First performance will be at Terrace Gardens and then Rouge Valley Retirement Residence.
All the best.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year

It will soon be a new year and the Taffanel Wind Ensemble will be very busy. Our list of gigs already fills three pages and we have two more that were not even solicited this week. Will not turn down a possible opportunity to perform.
Right now all performances are seniors homes but when we have performances which are for the general public they will be posted.
In the meantime, we are getting ready for a performance this Friday and then the New Year will bring in the many opportunities mentioned.
Have a happy new year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hazelton Place

This week, the Taffanel Wind Ensemble will be at Hazelton Place. This is the time of year that the group tries to help audience members get in the holiday spirit. Our music changes to include carols. We are lucky to have purchased carols from bassoonist Marsha Schweitzer, bassoonist who lives in Hawaii. The arrangements are excellent. Have already used them for many years.
Will be at Spadina House next week and will let you know about other locations.
Hope that you are starting to get in the holiday spirit.