Thursday, May 22, 2008


Two of the members of the Taffanel Wind Ensemble are busy also keeping up their orchestral skills preparing for the North York Concert Orchestra's next concert on Saturday June 7th at Grace Church-on the-Hill. Bill and Nora enjoy the opportunity to be part of a larger ensemble as well as the trio. This next concert the orchestra is performing Grieg's piano concerto, a well loved and challenging work for both soloist and orchestra. On a lighter note, the orchestra will perform Grieg's Pier Gynt Suite and who can forget the Bugs Bunny adaption of Morning.
For more information about this upcoming performance visit the orchestra's website:

Friday, May 16, 2008

Otteto Prosciutto

Members of the Taffanel Wind Ensemble also perform with Otteto Prosciutto-eight hams for those who are not bilingual. The octet with guests will be performing at Spadina House on Sunday July 20th in garden. The concert is free and the setting is wonderful. We hope that you will be able to come and join us for a wonderful afternoon of music in the orchard at Spadina House.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Plein Air Concerts

The Taffanel Wind Ensemble is pleased to be part of the Plein Air concert series this season. We will be participating in the launch party on June 24th, 4:30 p.m. .... For more information about the Plein Air concerts please check

Hope that you will be able to attend the opening and see this unique venue and of course the July 16th concert.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Taffanel Wind Ensemble

Welcome to the Taffanel Wind Ensemble's blog. The group, flute,clarinet and bassoon, is busy preparing for a number of public performances which we hope that some of you will be able to attend and share our music.

June 1, 1:30 p.m. : McMichael Gallery of Canadian Art-Kleinburg
June 8, 1:30 p.m. :Spadina House, Music in the Orchard-free outdoor concert
June 15: participating in a fund raiser for the North York Concert Orchestra

July 16: Pleine Air, Balliol Road

As we practise and prepare for new performances, we will keep you informed and look forward to any questions you have about our group, instruments and music.