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2015–2016 Season

Nicholas Kraemer on A Musical Feast

Nicholas Kraemer discusses A Musical Feast, Sunday, May 22, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and Monday, May 23, at the Harris Theater in Chicago.



Jane Glover on the Monteverdi Vespers

Jane Glover discusses the unparalleled Monteverdi Vespers, which Music of the Baroque performs on Friday, April 1, at St. Michael's in Old Town (Chicago), and Saturday and Sunday, April 2 & 3, at Divine Word Chapel in Northbrook.



Jane Glover on music of Haydn & Mozart

Jane Glover discusses Haydn's charming symphonic trilogy, Morning, Noon, and Evening, which Music of the Baroque performs on Sunday, February 28, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and Monday, February 29, at the Harris Theater in Chicago.


Jane Glover on Handel's Judas Maccabaeus

Conductor Jane Glover discusses the fascinating history behind Handel's magnificent Judas Maccabaeus. Music of the Baroque performs this work on November 29 and 30 as part of its 45th Anniversary Celebration.



Nicholas Kraemer on Bach Cantatas, Part III

Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer discusses J. S. Bach’s Cantata 140, "Wachet auf," one of the works in Kraemer Conducts Bach, Music of the Baroque’s 45th Anniversary Season opening concerts. Cantatas 119, "Preise, Jerusalem," and 82, "Ich habe genug," are also featured. Performances take place October 18 and 19.



Nicholas Kraemer on Bach Cantatas, Part II

Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer discusses J. S. Bach’s Cantata 82, "Ich habe genug," one of the works in Kraemer Conducts Bach, Music of the Baroque’s 45th Anniversary Season opening concerts. Cantatas 119, "Preise, Jerusalem," and 140, "Wachet auf," are also featured. Performances take place October 18 and 19.



Nicholas Kraemer on Bach Cantatas, Part I

Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer discusses J. S. Bach’s Cantata 119, "Preise, Jerusalem," one of the works in Kraemer Conducts Bach, Music of the Baroque’s 45th Anniversary Season opening concerts. Cantatas 82, "Ich habe genug," and 140, "Wachet auf," are also featured. Performances take place October 18 and 19.



2014–2015 Season

Jane Glover on War and Peace, Part I

Music Director Jane Glover discusses Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum, one of the works in War and Peace, Music of the Baroque’s concluding concerts. Haydn’s Mass in Time of War is also featured in a stirring musical exploration of the perils of war and the triumph of peace. Performances take place May 17 and 18.



Nicholas Kraemer on Baroque Invention

Principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer shares insights on Baroque Invention, a musical illustration of the era’s spirit of innovation, risk-taking, and big ideas. Instrumental music by Telemann, Vivaldi, Purcell, and Bach, including Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1, makes up a glorious evening of colorful and virtuosic music-making. Concerts take place February 22 and 23.



Nicholas Kraemer on the Mozart Requiem

Principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer shares insights on the Mozart Requiem, a work of transcendent genius and unsurpassed emotion. Revelatory brief choral works by Beethoven and Haydn and Mozart’s Linz Symphony are also on the program. Concerts take place October 19 and 20.



2013–2014 Season

Nicholas Kraemer on Royal Fireworks Music—and More, Part II

Music of the Baroque’s principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer discusses Royal Fireworks Music—and More. In the second of a two-part series, Kraemer shares his insights into highly inventive music by Rameau and Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks. Concerts take place on May 18 and 19.



Nicholas Kraemer on Royal Fireworks Music—and More, Part I

Music of the Baroque’s principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer discusses Royal Fireworks Music—and More, the dramatic conclusion to the 2013–14 season. In the first of a two-part series, Kraemer shares his insights into Purcell’s joyful Fairy Queen, Vivaldi’s atmospheric bassoon concerto, “La notte,” and a delightfully quirky symphony by C. P. E. Bach. Concerts take place on May 18 and 19.



Jane Glover on Haydn’s Creation

Jane Glover discusses Haydn’s unparalleled oratorio The Creation, which she calls perhaps the “greatest work ever written.” Soloists Elizabeth Futral, Nicholas Phan, and Christòpheren Nomura join the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra for these performances on March 30 and 31.



Nicholas Kraemer on Handel’s Apollo e Dafne

Nicholas Kraemer discusses one of his favorite works by Handel, the dramatically concise cantata Apollo e Dafne, which he conducts on March 2 and April 21.



You don’t have to be a believer to appreciate this music

Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer shares his perspective on Bach’s cantatas, particularly Cantata 197, one of the works featured in the opening concerts of Music of the Baroque’s 2013-14 season. Also on the program are Bach’s Cantata 159 and Magnificat. Performances take place Sunday, October 6, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and Monday, October 7, at the Harris Theater in Chicago. More information on Kraemer Conducts Bach—Magnificat!



Nicholas Kraemer discusses one of J. S. Bach’s treasures

Music of the Baroque’s principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer explains what sets Bach’s Cantata No. 159 apart from hundreds of other cantatas the composer wrote. Subscribe today and you won’t miss hearing this work, along with Bach’s Cantata No. 197 and the Magnificat in D, performed by the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra in the opening concerts of the 2013–14 season.



2012–2013 Season

Sweet Home Chicago

In this short video, Music of the Baroque’s music director Jane Glover talks about what she loves about Chicago and how she spends her time when in town.



Jane Glover on Handel’s Israel in Egypt

Handel’s great biblical drama of liberation is a choral tour de force, chock full of visual paintings of the ten plagues. In this interview with Jane Glover, Music of the Baroque’s maestro discusses the role of the chorus.