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Nov 16 2018
Arcangelo Corelli was admired and emulated by many other musicians – Georg Philipp Telemann composed several Sonatas in tribute to the older Italian composer, and Francesco Maria Veracini had his own ideas for how to improve Corelli’s Violin Sonatas. Sunday Baroque will highlight Arcangelo Corelli’s artistry and other musicians’ tributes to him.
Nov 9 2018
Our annual observance of Veteran’s Day on November 11th began as Armistice Day, marking the truce of World War I. It evolved into our current annual tribute to all American veterans who have served our country. This weekend’s highlights include some of Telemann’s HEROIC MARCHES on Sunday Baroque.
Nov 2 2018
This is the weekend the clocks “fall back” to standard time, so what will YOU do with your extra hour on Sunday? We turn back the clock every week on Sunday Baroque to feature music from a less complicated time –it’s the perfect antidote to our stressful, modern lives! I hope you’ll spend your extra hour this weekend with Sunday Baroque.
Oct 26 2018
Halloween is coming up this week, and in ancient times, the occasion was observed as the eve of the new year, a time when the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped. No tricks in our goodie bag, but Sunday Baroque will hand out spooky musical treats.
Oct 19 2018
The United Nations was founded in 1945, and each year that occasion is celebrated on October 24th. In honor of UN DAY, Sunday Baroque will offer a multi-cultural collection of musical ideas, including charming English madrigals, a flute suite by a mystery Frenchman, and a Suite by Georg Philipp Telemann that was partly inspired by Polish Folk Music.
Oct 12 2018
The International Space Station …the discovery of water on Mars … space shuttles… there have been so many amazing technological feats and discoveries about our universe. Back in 1977, NASA launched the Voyager space probe to study Jupiter and Saturn. On board was a 12-inch disc containing a variety of sounds from Earth, including music. In honor of the October 20th celebration of ASTRONOMY DAY, Sunday Baroque will feature some of the baroque music included on that historic, celestial soundtrack.
Oct 5 2018
“In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue” And what did he and his fellow adventurers sail on -- besides the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria? They sailed on the WATER! Sunday Baroque will offer some stormy concertos, some of George Frideric Handel’s Water Music, and other musical discoveries for Columbus Day weekend.
Sep 28 2018
Annual Oktoberfests are popular in the fall, not only in Germany but in communities across the globe. Sunday Baroque will roll out a barrel of German baroque music to get you into the spirit, even if you can’t get to Munich.
Sep 20 2018
Life in the 18th century was not necessarily a picnic. People lacked modern comforts we enjoy, like anesthesia, antiseptic, indoor plumbing and sewers. 18th century life may have been nasty and brutish, but it wasn’t necessarily short. Sunday Baroque will feature baroque musicians who long outlived the average lifespan of their peers, reaching age 80 and beyond.
Sep 14 2018
Mexico celebrates Independence Day on September 16 every year, and in 1988 President Ronald Reagan established an annual 30 day celebration of Hispanic Heritage in the United States from September 15-October 15. Sunday Baroque will highlight some musicians who have contributed to that rich cultural heritage.
Sep 7 2018
In addition to playing an instrument and composing, some musicians also wrote essays or books to communicate their ideas and philosophies to other composers and performers. Johann Quantz wrote a book about playing the flute, and Johann Fux authored a composition book. On Sunday Baroque you’ll hear how those musical authors practiced what they preached.
Aug 31 2018
As you’re relaxing Sunday, maybe enjoying extra time off, you can listen to some very hard-working musicians. Some of the world’s most-recorded classical musicians will play music by some of the hardest-working 18th century musicians. It’s the highlight of Sunday Baroque this Labor Day holiday weekend.