Baroque music

Classical review: Publick Musick's 'Rejoice' - Rochester City Newspaper

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 11:58

Rochester City Newspaper

Classical review: Publick Musick's 'Rejoice'
Rochester City Newspaper
Except for Handel's "Messiah," and perhaps Bach's "Christmas Oratorio," baroque music and Christmas may not go together in most audiences' minds. The truth is that there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of vocal and instrumental works dedicated to the ...

Ten classical recordings that made 2017 a very good listening year - Chicago Tribune

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 09:36

Chicago Tribune

Ten classical recordings that made 2017 a very good listening year
Chicago Tribune
Rather than flatly declaring them to be the year's best classical recordings, I have selected 10 compact discs and boxed sets issued in 2017 to which I returned repeatedly, each time with renewed pleasure. May they also warm your musical holidays and ...

REVIEW: Baroque Christmas by Candlelight, Royal Northern Sinfonia, St Michael's Church, Alnwick - Northumberland Gazette

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:46

Northumberland Gazette

REVIEW: Baroque Christmas by Candlelight, Royal Northern Sinfonia, St Michael's Church, Alnwick
Northumberland Gazette
It is one of my favourite piece of classical music and I loved the Northern Sinfonia's interpretation. Gurney's enthusiasm was infectious and shared by all musicians as their facial contortions and body movement was for more than just keeping warm. The ...

Cobbling Together a Christmas Music Marathon - New York Times

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:51

New York Times

Cobbling Together a Christmas Music Marathon
New York Times
63, “Christen, Ätzet Diesen Tag” — “Christians, Etch This Day” (in bronze and in marble) — and the “Magnificat,” performed in its original version in E flat, complete with the interpolated hymns Bach added for Christmas. Unfortunately, despite many ...

Fri Dec 08, 2017 at 12:47 pm - New York Classical Review

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:50

New York Classical Review

Fri Dec 08, 2017 at 12:47 pm
New York Classical Review
Unlike the Music for Strings, the ASO's performance here was fine. The orchestra was in complete command and produced the right sound, rich with expression, lean and sonically supple, and well shaped by Botstein. Schnittke was trapped under ...

SPCO reports attendance up, surplus; to perform 'Messiah' - MinnPost

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:08

MinnPost

SPCO reports attendance up, surplus; to perform 'Messiah'
MinnPost
Mentioned above, the SPCO's popular annual performances of Handel's “Messiah” start next week, with artistic partner and baroque music specialist Jeremy Cohen conducting. The vocal ensemble The Singers will make their SPCO debut, and the lineup of ...

Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe presents free winter concert featuring The Harper and The Minstrel - SouthCoastToday.com

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:12

SouthCoastToday.com

Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe presents free winter concert featuring The Harper and The Minstrel
SouthCoastToday.com
LAKEVILLE — On Friday, December 10 kick of the Holiday Season with a free Concert of Winter Music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. The program begins at 7:00pm at Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe in Lakeville. The Harper and The Minstrel ...

Local performance marks its 56th year - The Messenger

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:47

The Messenger

Local performance marks its 56th year
The Messenger
The 30-person chorus composed of local residents will present the musical at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. "We are glad to have Glenna Metcalfe back as our organist, and of course, continuing with the leadership of (conductor) Lynn Curtis ...

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Iranian American musician makes an old instrument new again - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:04

Los Angeles Times

Iranian American musician makes an old instrument new again
Los Angeles Times
The concertos, presented in 1721, are regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era, and significantly highlight the harpsichord as an orchestral instrument, particularly concerto No. 5 in D major. “The Brandenburg Concertos ...

Your Weekend: Lindsey Stirling, 'Dancing With the Stars' and a whole bunch of lights - Deseret News

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:20

Deseret News

Your Weekend: Lindsey Stirling, 'Dancing With the Stars' and a whole bunch of lights
Deseret News
Now in its 35th year, the “Vivaldi by Candlelight” benefit concert will display the best of Baroque music. Called “A Baroque Kaleidoscope” and put on by longtime music director Gerald Elias and the Vivaldi Virtuosi chamber orchestra, the concert will ...

Spokane Symphony trades the Fox for local churches for 'A Festive Baroque Christmas' - The Spokesman-Review

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:02

The Spokesman-Review

Spokane Symphony trades the Fox for local churches for 'A Festive Baroque Christmas'
The Spokesman-Review
As a performer in a boys choir in his native Germany, it became a tradition for Preu to sing baroque music during Christmas time. He'll share that tradition in Spokane when he conducts the symphony in “Chamber Baroque 1: A Festive Baroque Christmas ...

Why this 17th-century Italian Jewish 'outlier' composer is joining Handel in SF - Jweekly.com

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:22

Jweekly.com

Why this 17th-century Italian Jewish 'outlier' composer is joining Handel in SF
Jweekly.com
Courtney Beck, executive director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was so intrigued by the story of 17th-century Italian Jewish composer Salamone Rossi that she created an entire series examining the work of Jewish musicians from Rossi's era to ...

WQXR to Broadcast Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 2017 Gala and MESSIAH at Trinity Church Wall Street - Broadway World

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:57

WQXR to Broadcast Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 2017 Gala and MESSIAH at Trinity Church Wall Street
Broadway World
At Trinity Church, a few days later, the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Director of Music Julian Wachner can be seen and heard in the first of three sold-out accounts of Handel's beloved oratorio in the ...

Allison Beavan shores up Outer Cape Chorale traditions - Wicked Local Truro

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:13

Wicked Local Truro

Allison Beavan shores up Outer Cape Chorale traditions
Wicked Local Truro
The Outer Cape Chorale's upcoming concert, “Go for Baroque!,” is a program of baroque classics and selections from the secular side of the era that are so bawdy some of the lyrics had to be changed. In other words, it's for everybody. Just like the ...

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Great and grand “Messiah” from Canterbury Voices - NewsOK.com

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:02

NewsOK.com

Great and grand “Messiah” from Canterbury Voices
NewsOK.com
Soprano Autumn West delivered the soprano arias with extraordinary detail and elevation. Her voice is ideal for this material; the clarity of delivery and precision of pitch and diction supported the spiraling melodies that Handel gives to the soprano ...

Hobnobbing with Helen: The Philharmonic put on a masquerade - Santa Maria Sun

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:07

Hobnobbing with Helen: The Philharmonic put on a masquerade
Santa Maria Sun
Mrs. Lucas is the director of the Allan Hancock College Singers and had been working with Nowak for the joint holiday concert of baroque music held Dec. 2 at the First Baptist Church. This event had a special pre-gala, fun twist in that the Gala ...

Scene Calendar: Fun things to do - Gainesville Sun

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:09

Gainesville Sun

Scene Calendar: Fun things to do
Gainesville Sun
Bill Hutchinson joins director John Kitts-Turner and the Musica Vera musicians, who perform on reproductions of Renaissance and Baroque musical instruments, in a program of holiday music. Music of the Season: Noon Tuesday, First United Methodist Church ...

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Meet Cécile McLorin Salvant, one of a new generation of jazz stars - Financial Times

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:07

Financial Times

Meet Cécile McLorin Salvant, one of a new generation of jazz stars
Financial Times
Settling down amid a sold-out crowd at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London's Soho in October, waiting for Cécile McLorin Salvant and her trio to take the stage, it occurred to me that, with just one twist of the dial, we might have been preparing for a ...

State of the Classical Music Art, 4: Elinor Frey - HuffPost

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:01

HuffPost

State of the Classical Music Art, 4: Elinor Frey
HuffPost
How smoothly, with how much articulation, with a sense of how they lead to one another. Whether two notes participate in the same gesture or not. Whether they change color, harmony, direction, and whether they breathe. A lot of this comes in the ...

Grizzly Bear Has Some Words for Pitchfork - SF Weekly

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:42

SF Weekly

Grizzly Bear Has Some Words for Pitchfork
SF Weekly
In 2006, Grizzly Bear was a fledgling four-piece band, operating in anonymity out of Brooklyn with just a single, seldom-heard, full-length album to its name. That all changed on Sept. 6 of that year, when indie-rock kingmaker Pitchfork awarded the ...

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