An update on the 2020-21 season

November 6, 2020

Dear Friends,

I am writing to you with further revisions to next season, as travel for international conductors and soloists is not yet possible and the need for public safety is paramount. I have good news, however: we will be staging six live performances for you to enjoy. I am thrilled that our musicians will be able to continue bringing live music into your life.

Our retooled 2020-21 season focuses on intimate, string-dominated music. All concerts will be performed once, last approximately an hour with no intermission, and will be streamed live for you to experience from the comfort of home.

The revised season includes:

Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Jan 24) Concertmaster Gina DiBello is soloist and director in a complete performance of Vivaldi's evocative illustration of the changing year

Double Trouble—Bach & Vivaldi (Feb 28) Kathleen Brauer and Kevin Case are co-directors and soloists in a lively orchestral program that includes concertos for two violins by Vivaldi and Bach

Barnatan Plays Mozart (Mar 29) Music Director Jane Glover makes her first appearance of the season in a program of Handel and Mozart, including Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 with Israeli virtuoso Inon Barnatan

Brandenburg Concertos (Apr 26) Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer leads the orchestra in three of Bach's most famous instrumental works, including the joyful Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, the maverick Brandenburg No. 5 with its wild harpsichord solo, and the dusky-hued No. 6 for violas and viole da gamba

Plus Fours! (May 9) Nicholas Kraemer returns for Plus Fours!, an evening of inventive and intimate music by four Baroque composers—Telemann, Locatelli, Handel, and Vivaldi—emphasizing groups of four musicians

Musica Sacra (June 6) Jane Glover concludes the 50th season with the first appearance of the Music of the Baroque Chorus in William Byrd's contemplative Mass for 4 Voices and Vivaldi's jubliant Gloria

Complete details are available on our website. More information about streaming purchases will be available closer to the start of the season. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to call Audience Services at
(312) 551.1414.

Thank you so much for your support during this extraordinary year. I am confident that together, our combined strength will move Music of the Baroque into the next 50 years and beyond.

Warm wishes,

Declan McGovern