Pre-order the upcoming Baroque Band release, in which the band highlight unfamiliar and thoroughly enjoyable orchestral overtures by 18th-century English composer Maurice Greene.
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Alongside George Frideric Handel (1685–1759), Dr. Maurice Greene (1696–1755) was one of the most important figures in English musical history in the 18th century. Yet he is little known today and his instrumental pieces are rarely performed — but why? [Read More]
“Baroque Band’s debut disc is the most successful in capturing the spirit of this unusual and innovative music [Battalia]…. excellent, urgently recommended.”
~ Fanfare Magazine
Baroque Band presents works by Bohemian-Austrian composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. One of the most important composers for the violin in the history of the instrument (the prominent 18th century music historian Charles Burney called Biber the best violin composer of the 17th century), Biber’s Mensa Sonora (meaning ‘Harmonious Table’) was music composed for aristocratic dining, though it is anything but superficial background music. [Read More]
2014/15 Season + Special Events!
Nov, 13, 14 + 15, 7:00pm Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
Nov, 20, 11:00am Cultural Center Chicago.
Nov, 21, 11:00am Garfield Park Conservatory.
Jan, 16, 7:30pm – Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston
Jan, 17, 7:30pm – Augustana Lutheran Church, Hyde Park
Jan, 21, 7:30pm – Symphony Center, Chicago
Mar 4, 7:30pm, Symphony Center, Chicago
Mar 5, 7:30pm, Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston
Mar 7, 7:30pm, Augustana Lutheran Church, Hyde Park
Mar 24, 7:30pm, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University 430 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago
Fri 29, 7:30pm, Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston.
May 30, 7:30pm, Augustana Lutheran Church, Hyde Park.
Jun 3, 7:30pm, Symphony Center, Chicago.