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Jul 21 2017
Whether you’re going away on vacation this summer or staying close to home, Sunday Baroque will take you on a first class European tour of some exciting destinations. You can enjoy a musical tour of Sweden, Italy and England courtesy of some of the composers who lived and worked there in the 16th through 18th centuries.
Jul 14 2017
Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité! France celebrates its annual Fête Nationale on July 14th. Bastille Day is France's annual commemoration of the start of the Revolution that brought down the monarchy, and like our Fourth of July celebrations, there are parades, fireworks and parties. Sunday Baroque will celebrate with a variety of baroque and early music by French musicians.
Jul 7 2017
While you’re relaxing on the weekend, Sunday Baroque helps you beat the heat with a few of the greatest hits of the baroque era, including some of George Frideric Handel’s Water Music and one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos.
Jun 30 2017
There are many fine performing ensembles across the United States. Sunday Baroque will celebrate the Independence Day holiday weekend with exciting performances by a few all-American groups based in communities from coast to coast.
Jun 23 2017
The Summer music festival season has begun! These events attract musicians from all over the world to perform baroque music. As you consider your summer vacation plans, Sunday Baroque gives you the scoop on a few upcoming festivals to help you make your plans.
Jun 16 2017
Sonora Smart Dodd introduced the idea of Father’s Day about a century ago, and her modest proposal grew into a permanent national observance of the occasion on the third Sunday in June every year. This weekend on Sunday Baroque you’ll hear music by a variety of proud musical fathers and their talented offspring.
Jun 9 2017
Maggots … Stingo … and an Italian Rant. As strange as they sound, those were the names of popular country dances in the 17th century. “Stingo” was a strong beer or liquor, and “Maggot” is an old word for whimsy. They are some of the tunes included in John Playford’s ENGLISH DANCING MASTER, and you’ll hear them on Sunday Baroque.
Jun 2 2017
June has long been a popular month for weddings, maybe because it’s named after the goddess Juno, patroness of marriage. Baroque music is often used to provide a celebratory tone for wedding ceremonies, and Sunday Baroque will feature a few wedding favorites.
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.