Baroque Band’s fifth season, Adventures through the Looking-Glass, concludes with the Mad Hatter’s Musical Tea Party. Baroque Band will take you on a zany romp through Italy, Germany, and France, before reaching its final destination, England, home of the great British hot beverage.
Rebel - Les Elémens
Locatelli - Trauer Symphony
Telemann - Ouverture: “Les Nations”
Handel - Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 6
Fri., June 1, Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston 7:30 p.m
Sat., June 2, Augustana Lutheran Church, Hyde Park 7:30 p.m
Weds., June 6, Symphony Center, Chicago 7:30 p.m
And don’t forget to come in your finest party hat!
Returning to Chicago after her triumph with Baroque Band earlier this season, Jennifer Morsches, international renown American baroque cellist, will coach four young aspiring musicians in the art of performance technique and interpretation.
Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins,
30 East Adams Street, Ste 1200,
Chicago, IL 60603
This event is free but a $5 donation is suggested
It has always been one of Baroque Band’s goal to spread their knowledge and love of Baroque music to the younger generation, that’s why Artistic Director Garry Clarke and harpsichordist David Schrader taught and rehearsed with the student of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
The students were attentive to all the tips Garry Clarke had to give them
and for a moment were able to grasp the true essence of Baroque music
Friday, March 9 – Hyde park Union Church
Saturday, March 10 – Music Institute, Evanston
Wednesday, March 14 – Symphony Center, Grainger Ballroom, Chicago
Featuring guest director Harry Bicket and countertenor Iestyn Davies, for an evening of baroque gems.
“Davies’s celebrated timbre – translucent, warm, pure…” BBC Music Magazine
Following a glowing reception for his concerts with Baroque Band in 2011, guest director Harry Bicket returns, accompanied by counter-tenor Iestyn Davies, who will be performing in Rinaldo at Lyric Opera.
Praised as having “one of the most glorious counter-tenor voices in the world today” by the Independent and called “superb” by the New York Times, Iestyn Davies is a rising star on the international music scene. Director Harry Bicket is world-renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction. He is the Artistic Director of The English Concert and an accomplished harpsichordist.
Handel the entertainer
A rich music program by Handel with Arias and Continuos from operas and oratorios: Saul, Deborah, Theodora, Susanna, and Partenope; plus Handel concerto grosso.
“Oh Lord Whose Mercies Numberless”
“In the Battle, Fame Pursuing”
Handel Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 2
“The Raptur’d Soul”
“Sweet Rose and Lily”
“On the Rapid Whirlwind’s Wing”
Cantata – “Mi palpita il cor”
Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 6
Ticket Prices: $35 (Senior: $30 Students: $15)
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Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Music Institute of Chicago 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston
Hyde Park Union Church 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., Hyde Park
We hope to see you all there!!!
Lots of Baroque Love
Hi everyone, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a nice long relaxing weekend! Let’s keep up with the Holiday spirit shall we?! If you are in the Chicago area, then don’t you dare miss the magnificent performance of Handel’s Messiah by Baroque Band! If you are intrigued then read more about this Baroque holiday’s favorite here. If not or if you are way too lazy let us provide you with some fun fact about this piece:
- Handel’s Messiah was intended to be an Easter time tradition but became a Christmas holiday favorite.
- Messiah was originally titled “A Sacred Oratorio”; and all its profits were donated to local charities and hospitals for the mentally ill.
- Originally born in Halle, Germany, Handel became a naturalized British citizen in February 1727.
- Messiah became so popular during the 19th century, musicians began making their performance larger than Handel had intended by writing parts for added instruments and bringing in larger amount if performers unfortunately, losing the core of the original work….
But what makes it exceptional this year, is the enthusiasm and passion of the Baroque Band’s amazing musicians and singers! A real out of body experience! Ask anyone lucky enough to have been to the Band’s performance last year!
So don’t wait up and buy your tickets now!!!
And Happy Holidays everyone!!!
Lots of Baroque Love!