Bridge to the Baroque

Bridge to the Baroque

Exploring the early Baroque period, this program features early vocal music from the cusp of the Baroque period. Guest conductor Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe leads vocal music by the Franco-Flemish composers Attaignant, Ockeghem, Le Jeune, Josquin, and Sweelinck. The concert also includes French instrumental music, with a lush string version of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Sixième Concert and a concerto grosso, "Dulce Somnium," by Georg Muffat.

Sunday, April 27 — 3:00 p.m.
St. George's Episcopal Church
4715 Harding Pike

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Review: Music City Baroque plays Telemann's music Telemann's way

G.P. Telemann

Our recent concert of the chamber music of Telemann received a rave review from ArtsNash. Thank you to everyone who turned out on a rainy day for the performance! Here are a few highlights:

"If this is what it sounded like in Germany in the 1700s, it's no wonder we sing German music to this day."

"It's not the "historically accurate" ornaments and trills ... It's the sound. These instruments ... combine to create a special palette of sounds that aren't really achievable anywhere else."
— Kyle Baker, artsnash.com

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Review: Music City Baroque, rejoicing greatly in Handel's Messiah

Messiah Sing-Along

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our quasi-annual Messiah Sing-In at Christ Church Cathedral — great fun was had by performers and audience (chorus!) alike. A few highlights from a review:

"As usual, Music City Baroque's musicians did a splendid job ... [Guest Director Brian] Russell led a performance that was remarkable for its clear, light textures and springy dance rhythms."

"The exultant sixteenth-note roulades rolled effortlessly off the tongues of the singers in For unto us a child is born.... Their performance was joyous, buoyant and energetic." — John Pitcher, artsnash.com

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Music of the Italian and
French Baroque

Versailles

Music City Baroque is excited to announce the first concert of our 2013-14 season. Violinist Allison Edberg joins us as guest director and soloist for a program exploring music of the Italian and French Baroque.

Sunday, October 13 — 3:00 p.m.
Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music
2400 Blakemore Ave

This program includes a concerto for viola d'amore by Vivaldi, with Allison Edberg as the soloist, as well as another Vivaldi concerto for two violins and cello, and music by Dall'Abaco. The second half of the program moves to France, with a music by Couperin and a suite of music from Lully's Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

For more details about this performance and the other concerts in our season, visit our concerts page.