• Past Masters

    Released in 1988, the Beatles' two volume Past Masters CD featured songs recorded between 1962 and 1970. Baroque Band's tribute to Past Masters includes music composed between 1662 and 1670!

    March 4, Symphony Center, Chicago
    March 5, Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston
    March 7, Augustana Church, Hyde Park

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“By eschewing the usual suspects, this excellent…period instrument ensemble has shed new light on a joyful, effervescent, at times ebullient collection of overtures and keyboard works from 18th century London.”
~ Arts Bham

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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]

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“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

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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]