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May 17 2019
Victoria Day is a big Canadian holiday that falls on May 20th this year. The celebration dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria, whose birthday was in May. People will celebrate the long holiday weekend with parades, parties and fireworks. Sunday Baroque will celebrate by featuring outstanding Canadian musicians.
May 10 2019
Georg Philipp Telemann’s mother was worried about her son’s fascination with music as a teenager, so she took away his instruments and sent him off to study law. But his sympathetic teachers helped him make the break from his mother and pursue his passion. Sunday Baroque will celebrate Mother’s Day with a Sonata by Telemann played by a musical mom who was highly supportive of her children’s interest in music.
May 3 2019
Sunday Baroque will throw a fiesta in celebration of the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo -- the "5th of May" -- including music from the baroque era written by composers who lived and worked in "New Spain" during the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as some 20th century musicians with personal ties to Mexico.
Apr 26 2019
April is National Garden Month. You don’t need a green thumb -- you CAN stop and smell the MUSICAL flowers as you stroll through a magnificent harmonic garden cultivated by musicians with particularly fertile imaginations and creativity.
Apr 19 2019
This season is a time of spiritual reflection, hopeful renewal, and reconciliation. Sunday Baroque will celebrate Easter with music illustrating the broadly uplifting and optimistic spirit of this season.
Apr 12 2019
For a long time after JS Bach’s death, his music wasn't performed much. But a woman who’d studied with Bach’s son happened to own some of Bach’s manuscripts. And in 1829, her great-nephew organized a performance of the ST. MATTHEW PASSION, which reignited interest in the forgotten musician. Sunday Baroque will offer selections from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
Apr 5 2019
National Sibling Day is on April 10th, and Sunday Baroque will celebrate some musical siblings. such as three Belgian brothers who helped lead the revival of interest in baroque music in the middle of the 20th century, and trumpet playing brothers who have made numerous recordings together.
Mar 29 2019
What transforms a mere violin into an exceptional instrument … and why did so many fine violins come out of Cremona Italy in the 17th century? Was it the wood? The water? The varnish? Chiara Banchini plays an instrument made by Cremona violin maker Nicolo Amati. It’s a precious antique that is even older than the music you’ll hear her play on Sunday Baroque.
Mar 22 2019
Johann Sebastian Bach was a prolific composer, a demanding teacher, and a skilled keyboard and violin player. Bach was born in March of 1685, and Sunday Baroque will celebrate the occasion with an all-Bach program devoted to musical highlights from his extraordinary career. It's the annual Sunday Baroque Bach Birthday Bash!
Mar 15 2019
In honor of St. Paddy’s Day, one of the most famous Irish classical musicians performs a baroque concerto on Sunday Baroque … even though he started on pennywhistle, he’ll use his famous golden flute.
Mar 8 2019
Georg Philipp Telemann was a highly respected and admired musician – he was an innovative composer, a clever businessman, and an educator who wrote charming musical exercises. Sunday Baroque will explore Telemann’s musical legacy with some highlights by the astonishingly prolific composer.
Mar 1 2019
March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is observed every March 8th. Sunday Baroque will feature the work of inspiring women musicians from the baroque era, including Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, who started as a child prodigy harpsichordist, and Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, who shared a love of music with her big brother, King Frederick.