House of Dreams
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House of Dreams - Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

The people, objects, and animals in the theatre of our dreams are portrayed by the god’s children, who...

Early Music

House of Dreams

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

An imaginative multi-media concert, Tafelmusik’s House of Dreams takes the audience on a journey through five homes in five European cities where, in the 17th and 18th centuries, exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Marais were performed in intimate settings against a backdrop of private collections of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto, and Watteau. With narration, projected images of the paintings and homes, and music dynamically performed from memory, House of Dreamsrecreates the concert experience at the intersection of Baroque music and art.


  • Jeanne Lamon music director
  • Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra


  • Handel Concerti Grossi, Op. 6
  • Bach Concerto for two violins and orchestra in D minor
  • Vivaldi Concertos for two cellos, two oboes, and bassoon
  • Marin Marais Alcyone
  • Telemann Watermusik