Mad Hatter’s Musical Tea Party Raffle!







“There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter…Which luckily I am.”
                                            

If you are in your most fancy party hats, join tour Mad Hatters raffle for free and get a  chance to win a pair of free tickets for Baroque Band 2012-13 Season: Live in HD!

If you don’t have a hat, don’t feel sad! You can also join the raffle for a small donation.


                                                 
                                                     

This Week Don’t miss our season finale! Friday, June 1; Saturday, June 2; Wednesday, June 6

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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 

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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

                              info and tix

And don’t forget to come in your finest party hat!

Master class with Jennifer Morsches, baroque cello Monday, April 30, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

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

More info about this event

The ninth annual Vivid concert is CCPA’s largest student performance event of the year.  

“This is an opportunity for all to see and hear the promising young talent at Chicago College of Performing Arts,” said Henry Fogel, Dean of CCPA. 

If you have the chance to go to the performance tonight, check out the link above to catch a sneak peak of what to expect. 

Teaching in Progress….

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

Adventures through the Looking-Glass: The White Rabbit

                                             

Friday, March 9 Hyde park Union Church

Saturday, March 10Music Institute, Evanston

Wednesday, March 14Symphony 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.

Program:

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.

Including:

  • 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 

  • Sento Amor”

  • Ch’io parta”

  • Furibondo”

Ticket Prices: $35 (Senior: $30 Students: $15)

Buy online! or call us at (312) 235-2368 

Visit our Website  for more information

Email: info@baroqueband.org

Venue Information:

  • 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

Julliard announces an incredible gift of $20 Million for Early Music!

To all Baroque Lovers!!

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!!!

http://www.baroqueband.org/event/handels-messiah/

And Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Lots of Baroque Love!



Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
We hope you have an amazing holiday! Do you know what could make this holiday even better?! Treat yourself to an early Christmas present and join us for a holiday favorite of all time: Handel’s Messiah!  If you are new to Baroque Music it is a great opportunity to discover the magic and the purity of this era! So don’t miss out! We count on you!
Lots of Baroque Love!
 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

We hope you have an amazing holiday! Do you know what could make this holiday even better?! Treat yourself to an early Christmas present and join us for a holiday favorite of all time: Handel’s Messiah!  If you are new to Baroque Music it is a great opportunity to discover the magic and the purity of this era! So don’t miss out! We count on you!

Lots of Baroque Love!

 

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