Friday, August 29, 2008

National Grandparents Day

As a performer, you are always learning things if you want to keep up with things. Are you aware that September 7th is National Grandparents Day? Taffanel Wind Ensemble will be performing at the Harold and Grace Baker Centre to celebrate the occasion.

As a group, we have celebrated many special events including the March 21, the Equinox at Colborne Lodge, a historic home in High Park- but this will be the first time that we have participated in this celebration. The residents certainly deserve a celebration and a time to reflect on the lives and families. We are pleased to be part of this occasion.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Yesterday, Bill and Nora, also members of Otteto Prosciutto performed at Sunnybrook-K wing, the veterans wing. It was a privilege to perform for people who gave for their country. The majority of the veterans at K-wing are veterans from WWII. These men and women were delightful.

Our programme was varied with Ferenc Farkas' Contrafacta Hungarica, Beethoveen's Rondino, a septet by Rosetti and Schubert's wind octet. These works will be performed once before we perform at Jubilee United Church on October 21st.

After taking blogging break from the Taffanel Wind site,we will be updating readers with information about the music we are now preparing for future performances.