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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.
Mar 3 2017
March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is the annual observance of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. Sunday Baroque will mark the occasion with performances by some outstanding women in music, such as violinist and conductor Jeanne Lamon and conductor Joann Falletta.
Feb 24 2017
Hollywood has made ample use of Baroque music, from psychological thrillers to romantic dramas to comedies. You’ll want popcorn, candy and a soft drink to enjoy as Sunday Baroque offers a blockbuster program of baroque music from the movies in anticipation of the 89th Academy Awards ceremony.
Feb 17 2017
John Quincy Adams loved music, and when he was courting his wife, they often sang together. One of their favorites was George Frideric Handel’s oratorio THEODORA. You’ll hear selections from it, and other music and musicians celebrated by US Presidents on this President’s Day weekend.
Feb 10 2017
Love and lovers are popular themes for poetry, painting, sculpture, and literature. For Valentine's Day weekend, Sunday Baroque will show how some baroque composers made beautiful music about lovers and love.
Feb 3 2017
February is National Bird Feeding Month, and Sunday Baroque will celebrate with baroque music about birds and imitating birdsongs, including cuckoos, nightingales and goldfinches. This program is for the birds!
Jan 27 2017
Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? Music was frequently a hobby for people with day jobs in non-musical fields, and Sunday Baroque will feature music by some of those talented and passionate dilettantes.
Jan 20 2017
January 26th is Australia Day – a huge national occasion celebrating the land, people, democracy and culture of Australia. Many wonderful musicians connected to Australia have made an impact on the worldwide cultural landscape. Sunday Baroque will feature some outstanding Australian musicians.
Jan 13 2017
January is National Braille Literacy month because it’s the anniversary of the birth of inventor Louis Braille, who created the system of raised dots that allows people to read by touch. Sunday Baroque will highlight music by talented composers who happened to be sight impaired.
Jan 6 2017
Now that it's 2017, we'll turn back the calendar exactly 300 years, highlighting music composed or published in 1717 by Francois Couperin, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach and Jan Zelenka.