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May 26 2017
On this Memorial Day weekend, Sunday Baroque offers music for remembrance and reflection, and celebrating heroism. Highlights include selections from an uplifting requiem mass and heroic marches by Georg Philipp Telemann.
May 19 2017
Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Telemann are some of the familiar names of the baroque era, but these outstanding musicians had many talented contemporaries whose names you may not know. Sunday Baroque will introduce you to wonderful music by composers who were in the shadows of their more famous colleagues.
May 12 2017
Sunday Baroque celebrates Mother’s Day with music honoring supportive moms, including Anna Magdalena Bach. She married Johann Sebastian Bach after his first wife died, becoming an instant stepmother to his children and bearing 13 more with him. Music from the Anna Magdalena Notebook is part of Sunday Baroque’s Mother’s Day program.
May 5 2017
New recordings of baroque music are released all the time, and they range from familiar favorites to fresh, newly discovered music. Sunday Baroque will highlight some of the most interesting and entertaining recent releases, to entertain you on your day off and provide ideas for music to add to your personal playlist.
Apr 28 2017
The late recorder virtuoso and conductor Frans Bruggen once said that a “special kind of mentality” is required to play the recorder, because it seems like such a simple, basic instrument, yet it possesses the potential to be extremely expressive and virtuosic. Sunday Baroque will feature some of Frans Bruggen’s expressive and virtuosic artistry.
Apr 21 2017
The original signers of the Earth Day proclamation in 1970 hoped for an international EARTH DAY each year to draw people together in appreciation of our mutual home on this planet, and to bring a global feeling of community. Sunday Baroque celebrates Earth Day with music inspired by nature.
Apr 14 2017
Throughout history, flowers have taken on a wide range of symbolism, such as Easter lilies, Christmas poinsettias, and Valentine’s red roses. The spring flower Ranunculus, a type of buttercup, is nicknamed the “resurrection plant.” And the summer Poppy is a symbol of sleep, death, and also resurrection. They are two of the blossoms in Sunday Baroque’s Easter bouquet of music.
Apr 7 2017
For many years after Johann Sebastian Bach’s death in 1750, his music was on the back burner – not performed very much, and not particularly popular. But 19th century musician Felix Mendelssohn revered the Baroque era musician, and staged a performance of Bach’s ST MATTHEW PASSION that began to shift public opinion of Bach. Sunday Baroque will highlight some of the music that reintroduced Bach to modern audiences.
Mar 31 2017
April is National Humor Month … and there’s no shortage of humor in Baroque music. Sunday Baroque will feature the lighter side of music, from Comic Concertos to incidental theatre music written for comedies. Their music will put a smile on your face.
Mar 24 2017
Prolific composer … demanding teacher … gifted keyboard and violin player: Johann Sebastian Bach’s genius continues to inspire musicians and music lovers centuries after his time. Bach was born in March in 1685 (March 21st by the Julian Calendar – March 31st by the Gregorian calendar), and every year Sunday Baroque throws a BACH BIRTHDAY BASH, with an entire program devoted to Bach’s music!
Mar 17 2017
Sunday Baroque welcomes the arrival of Spring on March 20 with sunny, optimistic music celebrating the season of renewal. You’ll hear favorites including Antonio Vivaldi’s SPRING Concerto from the Four Seasons, along with plenty of cheerful surprises.
Mar 10 2017
One of George Frideric Handel’s oratorios was based on the biblical Queen Esther, whose story is the subject of the joyous Jewish festival of Purim, which is celebrated this weekend. Handel’s ESTHER is some of the extraordinary music you’ll encounter on Sunday Baroque.