This week on Magicians Talking Magic Podcast we are chatting with Nicholas Wallace and Tafelmusik about the upcoming release of Music & Magic!
Nick has been working on an exciting project Award-Winning baroque orchestra from Toronto, Tafelmusik, and in this episode heshares details about the upcoming virtual concert and magic show!
In the episode, we chat with Marco Cera, the musical director of Tafelmusik.
I was thrilled to be a part of this massive collaboration that magicians around the world can watch and enjoy. Get your tickets here.
Let’s jump into this conversation with Nicholas Wallace who shares his appearance on American’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller Fool Us, how he developed his eerie style, the best piece of advice he received, staying creative and more!
Watch Episode 149 of Magicians Talking Magic Podcast
Music & Magic Nicholas Wallace & Tafelmusik
About Music & Magic
Open your eyes and ears to the world of illusion and enchantment in this new digital concert blending two captivating art forms.
Musicians and magicians may use different tools to create their art, but for both, the goal is to delight, spark our imaginations, and create startling moments of intense emotion. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with magicians, Tafelmusik oboist and visual artist Marco Cera has conjured up Music & Magic, a mesmerizing new digital program for all ages featuring the award-winning magician Nicholas Wallace.
Music & Magic delves into the world of 18th-century English conjurer Isaac Fawkes, a contemporary of Handel. The first magician to take his act from the streets of London to the stage, Fawkes performed before King George II at the Haymarket Theatre — the same venue where Handel presented his operas for royalty and the public alike.
This film combines magic vignettes with music by Bach, Handel, and Purcell, along with a performance of Spring from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Whether you’re returning or joining us for the very first time, here’s what you can expect from Tafelmusik’s digital concert experience:
High-resolution video and audio
A digital Pre-Concert Chat to learn more about the music and artists featured
A digital House Program with repertoire and program notes
See the orchestra members and their instruments up-close and personal
Watch on any compatible browser—or, connect or cast to your television
Henry Purcell Excerpts from The Fairy Queen
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for violin in E Major: Spring (from The Four Seasons)
George Frideric Handel Aria “What passion cannot music raise or quell” from Ode for St Cecilia's Day (arranged)
Johann Sebastian Bach Andante, from Sonata for solo violin in A Minor
G.F. Handel Overtures to Flavio & Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
Conceived & programmed by Marco Cera
Scripted by Marco Cera & Nicholas Wallace Stage direction by Ryan Joyce
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Directed by Elisa Citterio
Nicholas Wallace magician Quinten Melo contortionist
Online Premiere: October 28, 2021, 8pm EDT