Baroque music

Aspen Choral Society celebrates 40 years of 'Messiah' - Aspen Times

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:40

Aspen Times

Aspen Choral Society celebrates 40 years of 'Messiah'
Aspen Times
When you join yourselves together like that, there is something that could be called spiritual." Although it was written decades before the Declaration of Independence, the piece — particularly the hallelujah chorus — remains recognizable and ...

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Hasselhorn to join Oregon Mozart Players for 'Candlelight Baroque'; Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra will mix big band ... - The Register-Guard

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:53

The Register-Guard

Hasselhorn to join Oregon Mozart Players for 'Candlelight Baroque'; Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra will mix big band ...
The Register-Guard
“A Celtic Holiday” will feature Celtic music and song and a reading of Dylan Thomas' classic memoir, “A Child's Christmas in Wales” in the intimate setting of Cafe Soriah, 382 W. 13th Ave. Actor David Stuart Bull, fiddler Linda Danielson and folksinger ...

The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017 - New York Times

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:00

New York Times

The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017
New York Times
'THE JOHN ADAMS EDITION' Berlin Philharmonic (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings). This isn't one recording so much as a hefty collection of them from the 2016-17 season, when Mr. Adams was this orchestra's composer in residence (and occasional ...

Boiling Springs marks 50th anniversary of the "Hallelujah" chorus sing - Carlisle Sentinel

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:38

Carlisle Sentinel

Boiling Springs marks 50th anniversary of the "Hallelujah" chorus sing
Carlisle Sentinel
While many schools across the country have moved away from performing sacred music at holiday concerts, South Middleton has kept it a part of the repertoire, especially the "Hallelujah" chorus. “It's a great example of the Baroque period of music ...

'Messiah' review: authentic surprise - Oregon ArtsWatch

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:25

'Messiah' review: authentic surprise
Oregon ArtsWatch
This was the first time I had heard the Messiah with truly baroque instruments, techniques, and voices. I was just blown away. I'm sure that part of it was the skill with which PBO, Portland choir Cappella Romana, and three talented young soloists ...

VSO flutist Christie Reside finds path from baroque to contemporary - Straight.com

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:07

Straight.com

VSO flutist Christie Reside finds path from baroque to contemporary
Straight.com
Reside, it seems, has yet to convert to the increasingly popular notion of using period instruments to play baroque music. “I would love to explore that,” she admits, referring to the wooden transverse flute that was supplanted in the 1800s by louder ...

American Classical Orchestra Performs Six Baroque Concerti With Violinist Stephanie Chase - Broadway World

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:12

American Classical Orchestra Performs Six Baroque Concerti With Violinist Stephanie Chase
Broadway World
Artistic Director and Founder of the American Classical Orchestra, Thomas Crawford is a champion of historically accurate performance styles in Baroque, Classical and Early Romantic music. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned ...

National Violin Day | Roodepoort Record - Roodepoort Record

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:17

Roodepoort Record

National Violin Day | Roodepoort Record
Roodepoort Record
13 December is National Violin Day, a day that honours the bowed string instrument also known as the fiddle. The violinist produces music from the violin by using a variety of techniques. The sound is manipulated by the violinist drawing the bow across ...

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A MUSICAL BANQUET Comes to Lincoln Theater On 1/13 - Broadway World

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:47

A MUSICAL BANQUET Comes to Lincoln Theater On 1/13
Broadway World
Even in this new role, Violet's passion for early music will continue to hold a special place in her life. She holds a Master of Music (M.M.) degree, playing harpsichord and specializing in early baroque music. She has even been seen playing the ...

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Handelian splendor from Philharmonia Baroque - SFGate

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:28

SFGate

Handelian splendor from Philharmonia Baroque
SFGate
If ever there was a seemingly inexhaustible cornucopia in the musical repertoire, it's the oratorios of Handel. They number more than two dozen, each one a fount of endless melody and stirring vocal display. Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia ...

Handelian splendor from Philharmonia Baroque - SFGate

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:28

SFGate

Handelian splendor from Philharmonia Baroque
SFGate
If ever there was a seemingly inexhaustible cornucopia in the musical repertoire, it's the oratorios of Handel. They number more than two dozen, each one a fount of endless melody and stirring vocal display. Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia ...

Brighton's Budris to solo in Bach Christmas - Wicked Local Allston

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:12

Wicked Local Allston

Brighton's Budris to solo in Bach Christmas
Wicked Local Allston
The Handel and Haydn Society proudly announces Bach Christmas, a Baroque bounty of music, perfect for the Christmas season, including the glories of Bach's Cantata 147 with its chorale, “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring,” the rhapsodic harmonies of Biber's ...

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For Advent, Pacific MusicWorks Captivates with Bach Cantatas - The SunBreak

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:32

The SunBreak

For Advent, Pacific MusicWorks Captivates with Bach Cantatas
The SunBreak
The plangent sound of the Baroque oboe, more nasal than modern ones, added color in often florid obbligato accompaniments to many of the different sections, but using different combinations of this small group of instruments gave variety to the whole ...

Here's a chance to hear an all-female orchestra and chorus perform Vivaldi's works - Seattle Times

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:48

Seattle Times

Here's a chance to hear an all-female orchestra and chorus perform Vivaldi's works
Seattle Times
Vivaldi taught music to girls and young women, off and on, between 1703 and 1740 at the Ospedale della Pieta — a convent, orphanage and music school in Venice, Italy. He originally wrote most of his influential Baroque compositions to be premiered by ...

There Will Be Greenwood: The Radiohead Rocker on Scoring 'Phantom Thread' - Variety

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:05

Variety

There Will Be Greenwood: The Radiohead Rocker on Scoring 'Phantom Thread'
Variety
After their much-acclaimed collaboration on “There Will Be Blood,” as well as lesser-known projects “The Master” and “Inherent Vice,” director Paul Thomas Anderson and Radiohead's multi-instrumentalist savant Jonny Greenwood have teamed up for the ...

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Review: Collaboration benefits Lyra Baroque - Post-Bulletin

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:49

Review: Collaboration benefits Lyra Baroque
Post-Bulletin
The bar was set high enough that it would be daunting to sustain this momentum through two hours of music, yet that goal was mostly achieved. Lyra's playing was masterful throughout. The singing of tenor Nicholas Chalmers and baritone Aaron Larson was ...

Review: York Early Music Christmas Festival, Yorkshire Bach Choir, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York ... - The Press, York

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:11

The Press, York

Review: York Early Music Christmas Festival, Yorkshire Bach Choir, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York ...
The Press, York
... the 22-year-old Handel's Dixit Dominus between these mature works emphasised its composer's relative inexperience: its unforgiving choral demands appeared almost headstrong. The sopranos sustained their exposed high notes with admirable bravery ...

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CALENDAR: Holiday concerts, Disney on Ice, Science After Dark and more this week - Dec. 10-16 - Richmond.com

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:44

Richmond.com

CALENDAR: Holiday concerts, Disney on Ice, Science After Dark and more this week - Dec. 10-16
Richmond.com
CONCERTS. “Baroque at Wilton House”: Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia's intimate concert of early English Baroque chamber pieces, 7:30 p.m. at Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road. $40. www.cmscva.org. LECTURES. “Paradise in Peril”: Slide ...

Baroque 2000 performs on Sunday in Mariannhill - Artslink.co.za News (press release)

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 04:49

Baroque 2000 performs on Sunday in Mariannhill
Artslink.co.za News (press release)
Cape Town-based harpsichordist and organist Erik Dippenaar returns to perform once again with Baroque 2000 on Sunday December 17. Dippenaar is one of South Africa's most illustrious classical musicians. The concert is at the Church of the Monastery ...

Richard Tognetti and the ACO give us a rare Christmas treat - Daily Telegraph

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 01:43

Daily Telegraph

Richard Tognetti and the ACO give us a rare Christmas treat
Daily Telegraph
The choir was made up of talented soloists in their own right, bolstered by local mezzo sopranos Lotte Betts-Dean and Fiona Campbell, and ACO regulars were augmented with guest musicians from some of the world's top Baroque ensembles, including oboists ...

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