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Oct 13 2017
Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes … Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach all wrote exciting music for pairs of soloists. Bach’s expressive Double Violin Concerto is even considered one of his instrumental masterpieces, and it’s part of Sunday Baroque’s “Noah’s Ark” of music.
Oct 6 2017
Canada celebrates its annual Thanksgiving Day on the second Monday in October. Music lovers can be thankful for all the outstanding Canadian musicians and ensembles. On the eve of Canada’s National holiday Sunday Baroque will feature performances by a few of them.
Sep 29 2017
Rodgers and Hammerstein … Lennon and McCartney – they’re just a few successful musical collaborations. In the baroque era, there was George Frideric Handel and his fan and patron Charles Jennens, who partnered with him on MESSIAH, SAUL and other oratorios. And some of Jean Baptiste Lully’s most memorable works were his partnerships with the writer Moliere. We'll feature some of these early musical collaborators.
Sep 22 2017
In the early 18th century, one of the richest men in Italy was Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni. He loved music, and was an important patron of the arts, and Sunday Baroque will share music by some of the composers whose careers benefited from his support.
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!