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Tafelmusik Guides Musical and Visual Tour of Baroque Europe in House of Dreams

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House of Dreams by Tafelmusik

House of Dreams, created and performed by Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, is a virtual visit to five European homes where great masterpieces of Baroque art were displayed on the walls and brilliant music was performed by leading composers and instrumentalists of the day. The journey begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium.

Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $42 for an adult, $15 for a University Park student and $32 for a person 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at or by phone at 814-863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

House of Dreams, created by Tafelmusik double bass player Alison Mackay, allows audience members to venture through old European homes where works by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi and Marin Marais were played amid paintings by Johannes Vermeer, Canaletto and Antoine Watteau.

Using exquisite musicianship, gorgeous projected images and inviting narration, Tafelmusik guides concertgoers on a sensuous journey.

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