2020 - 2021 Season
Fall 2020 | Virtual Event
If you were asked what you would do with a financial windfall, “Travel!” would be a likely response. When we travel, we give substance to our imaginings, our yearnings, and the innate desire to explore new worlds.
This concert will guide you on an imagined tour of Baroque Europe. Picture our protagonist sitting sadly in their armchair (a melancholy and wistful Lament from Johann Schmelzer) when they learn they have “come into money" (a giddy virtual windfall in Antonio Bertali’s Tausend Gulden Sonata). From your armchair, join our chamber ensemble as they explore fantastic travel through music by Rameau, Telemann, Schein, and Purcell. In curating this program, violist Idalynn Besser seeks to bring you music you may not be familiar with, much like traveling to a totally new country.
We are also traveling a new road to bring you this performance. We are grateful to First United Methodist Church Lebanon for opening their sanctuary for recording. The performance will be available for streaming for a limited time with a virtual admission of $15 per household.
Spring 2021 | Virtual Event
A Celebration of Spring
Music City Baroque’s second virtual performance is a four-course program, including pieces from Italy and France, spanning the entirety of the Baroque era, with each course featuring three compositions.
Curated by violinist Maria Romero, this concert celebrates the arrival of Spring and all that it brings with it: life, the ability to enjoy intimate chamber collaborations, newly cultivated talents, and our commitment to historically underrepresented composers and performers.
It is also a remembrance and homage to those who have suffered this past year and those who are no longer with us.