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Sep 15 2017
In 1981, the UN established an International Day of Peace to be observed annually on September 21st. Their intention was to devote a day to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Sunday Baroque will mark the occasion with peaceful and uplifting music this week.
Sep 8 2017
The school year is back in full swing now, and Sunday Baroque will highlight music by some respected and conscientious musical teachers, mentors and role models.
Sep 1 2017
Being a musician in the baroque era could be a position of respect and admiration, or it could be a grind. A lot of it depended on the relationship between the musician and his boss. On this Labor Day weekend, Sunday Baroque will feature musicians with good (and not-so-good) bosses.
Aug 25 2017
One of the must-see landmarks in Venice, Italy is Piazza San Marco – the city’s political, religious and social hub. It is home to a palace, a bell tower, and St. Mark’s Basilica, where generations of extraordinary musicians have worked. Sunday Baroque will feature music by some of those talented composers who practiced their craft at St. Mark’s.
Aug 18 2017
18th century musicians’ lives were in many ways just as busy and hectic as ours, only without the technology we enjoy today. Composer Jan Dismas Zelenka wrote a set of “Six Concertos Written in a Hurry in Prague” while he was on the go, go, go. You can hear one of them Sunday Baroque as you relax on your day off.
Aug 11 2017
Musicians’ instruments are among their most important tools. Sunday Baroque will offer you a chance to hear a few performers using extraordinary instruments, including antique trumpets, a golden flute, and instruments made by the venerable craftsman Antonio Stradivari.
Aug 4 2017
The world’s largest annual gathering of twins takes place in Twinsburg, Ohio on the first full weekend in August. Sunday Baroque will get into the spirit by featuring some talented and noteworthy twins in music.
Jul 28 2017
Summer is the perfect time for fun and games, and Sunday Baroque will feature music evoking good cheer, including a pleasurable Concerto by Antonio Vivaldi, Francois Couperin’s Happy Ideas, and a Cheerful Oboe Sonata by Jean-Baptiste Loeillet. For a good time, call Sunday Baroque!
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.