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.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Seasonal Performances

The Taffanel Wind Ensemble is busy with seasonal performances. On Wednesday we were at Colborne Lodge in High Park for an open house. Quite delightful. This week, we are at Hazelton Place and the following week, we will be at Spadina House for another open house. We are busy with seasonal music at this time.
Hope that you are enjoying the best of the season.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Still Playing

If you have visited this site, you might be wondering if the group is still playing. The short answer is yes we are. Unfortunately, for many of you the places that we play are seniors homes and therefore not suitable for public performance.
We will make sure that we let you know when we have a public performance and hopefully that will be soon.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Don Mills Shopping Centre

The Taffanel Wind Ensemble is very busy with performances this summer. Just got another performance on Friday. Amazing, I have been calling this particular location for about 5 years with no results and then suddenly out of the blue there is a call requesting a performance. We are ready to perform and in only a couple weeks.
Two of us from the Taffanel Wind Ensemble will be playing for the public with the rest of Otteto Prosciutto at the Don Mills Shopping Centre on August 13th, 2 p.m. Hopefully, it will be a nice day and you will enjoy the experience.
Come and enjoy the concert.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thank you

On behalf of the Taffanel Wind Ensemble, I would like to thank all of you who came to our performance at Spadina House on Sunday. It was a lovely day. The weather cooperated, it did not rain although the clouds did threaten at one point.
Will let you know when we have our next public performance.
Bill and I play in Otteto Prosciutto and we will be playing at the Don Mills Centre, August 13th. See you there if you have time. You can shop and listen to us.
In the meantime, enjoy the many performances in the city.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Spadina House This Sunday

After our cold spring, if you could call it spring, we finally have summer.
We invite you to come to our performance at Spadina House on Sunday. Enjoy summer. We will be playing at 1:30 in the orchard at Spadina House which is beside Casa Loma.
Spadina House has been refurbished and well worth the visit. The gardens are lovely as well.
Hope to see you there.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spadina House 2011

Hopefully by the time we come to Spadina House the weather will have warmed up and the flowers will be blooming. We will be at Spadina House on Sunday June 12, 1:30 p.m. as part of Music in the Orchard. We have had the pleasure of performing in this lovely setting for many years and hope to continue for many more. We will entertain with music from Haydn to Send in the Clowns.
Come enjoy the music and the gardens which should be magnificent.

Monday, April 25, 2011

McMichael Concert, May 1

This is the annual concert at the McMichael Gallery coming up on Sunday May 1. It is always special to play at the gallery. After doing this for over 10 years, it seems like old hat except there are new players. Stephanie, a wonderful flute player is the newest addition to the group. Bill, the clarinet player is becoming an old pro at this and of course me.
Come and enjoy the art and see us at the gallery in Kleinburg.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Colborne Lodge

We had a lovely time at Colborne Lodge. Michael came along to go on the tour. This was a first for him. He enjoyed the tour and Zach and I relaxed until it was our time to play. We played Mozart, Beethoven, solos and Hohavness. It was well received. Michael is looking forward to returning in the fall for a walk around in the dark. Should be fun.
Zach and I are now planning for next performances. Plenty to think about.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Colborne Lodge

This Sunday, the Taffanel Wind Ensemble will be part of the Spring Equinox celebration at Colborne Lodge, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. . This is an annual event and the ensemble is pleased to be part of it. There will be a tour of the house and garden, time change makes the outdoor part possible. Music which is us and food which is always welcome.
Book your tickets.

Friday, March 11, 2011


We are getting ready for a busy season. Next weekend, the duo of flute and bassoon will play at Colborne Lodge for the Spring Equinox. The public is welcome to this concert and display of the house which is fascinating. Colborne's wife was ill the later years of her life and she had separate quarters in the house.
It is time to plan for the May concert at the McMichael Gallery. This is our longest concert of the year.
We look forward to seeing you.
Please say hello.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Hi All,
February is a quiet month since one of our members will be travelling soon and that means that the rest of us will use the time to practise and prepare for March when things pick up again. The group does have a number of public performances coming up:
March 20, the Taffanel Duo will perform at Colborne Lodge
May 1, 1:30-the Taffanel Trio will be at the McMichael Gallery for its annual performance
June 12, 1:30, Spadina House, Music in the Orchard will be another one of our outdoor performances. Wonderful chance to enjoy the gardens at Spadina House. They are lovely.
Hope that you are enjoying the interesting weather.
Stay warm.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy New 2011

It is a little late for happy New Year but the trio is now back at it in the new year. Everyone is back in town and we have a performance at the Dunfield residence tomorrow and then Princess Margaret Lodge on Tuesday. As some of you may already know, we feel that it is important to give back and entertain those who are experiencing difficult times.
It is amazing that the group already has performances in September of this year.
The group will be at the McMichael May 1 and Spadina House June 12. These are public performances.
We will keep you up to date on our activities now that we are back.