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Fall 2020 Interviews

Jane Glover & Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Conversation, Part 3


The final installment of a three-part interview with Music Director Jane Glover, esteemed conductor and Bach scholar John Eliot Gardiner, and radio personality Carl Grapentine. Topics under discussion this week include why Bach didn't compose operas, why each wrote their respective book, and the surprises about Bach and Handel they uncovered along the way.

Jane Glover & Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Conversation, Part 2


Enjoy the second installment of a three-part interview with Music Director Jane Glover, esteemed conductor and Bach scholar John Eliot Gardiner, and radio personality Carl Grapentine. Topics under discussion this week include their favorite works by Bach and Handel, unique insights into the composers' personalities, and much more.

Jane Glover & Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Conversation, Part 1


Enjoy the first installment of a three-part conversation between Music Director Jane Glover and renowned conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Carl Grapentine moderates this discussion about Baroque composers Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.

Nicholas Kraemer Interview Part 2


Enjoy the final installment of a two-part interview with Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer. This week, learn how Chicago musicians differ from their London colleagues, what makes Nicholas's approach to Messiah and the Brandenburg Concertos special, and what he misses about Chicago.

Nicholas Kraemer Interview Part 1


Music of the Baroque Executive Director Declan McGovern interviews Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer. In the first of two parts, Kraemer discusses his activities during the pandemic, how his conducting career got started, and a few of his favorite Music of the Baroque performances.

2019-20 Season Videos

The MOB Chorus & Orchestra present Vivaldi's Gloria


From our musicians' homes to yours: The Air from Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3


"Rival Divas" in Rehearsal

Jane Glover discusses and rehearses Rival Divas, a fascinating look into the singing rivalries in Handel and Mozart's day featuring sopranos Jane Archibald and Susanna Phillips.

Patrick Dupré Quigley on the Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts

Guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley shares what's special about Music of the Baroque's Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts, which take place December 19-22 in River Forest, Chicago, and Northbrook.

Nicholas Kraemer on "Bach and the Italians"

Nicholas Kraemer discusses the music on the Nov. 24 & 25 concerts, including his original title for the program and the reason behind the works he chose.

Nicholas Kraemer on "The Chase"

Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer discusses the music of "The Chase," the second program in Music of the Baroque's 2019-20 season.

Mass in B Minor in Rehearsal

Music Director Jane Glover rehearses the Mass in B Minor with the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, which opens the ensemble's 2019-20 season.



2018–2019 Season

A Musical Preview of Pulpit & Playhouse—Handel, Purcell

Nicholas Kraemer leads the chorus, orchestra, and soloists in the final concert of the season. Featured works include Handel's Dixit Dominus and excerpts from Purcell's Fairy Queen.


Gina DiBello performs The Four Seasons

Vivaldi's Four Seasons from Music of the Baroque on Vimeo.


Highlights from "Baroque in the Park"

2017–2018 Season

Jane Glover on Handel's Esther

Jane Glover discusses Handel's Esther, which Music of the Baroque performs Sunday, February 25, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and Tuesday, February 27, at the Harris Theater in Chicago.


Jane Glover on Mozart Dialogues

Jane Glover discusses Mozart Dialogues, Sunday, January 28, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and Monday, January 29, at the Harris Theater in Chicago.