Tuesday, April 16, 2024 6:30 PM
Kehrein Center for the Arts
5628 West Washington St, Chicago, IL 60644
Music of the Baroque returns to the Kehrein Center for the Arts in Chicago's Austin neighborhood for Classical Creatures at the Kehrein.
The animal kingdom comes alive through charming works for orchestra under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer. Dogs bark in Vivaldi’s “Spring” from the famous collection of four pieces entitled The Four Seasons. Crickets chirp in Telemann’s unusual Cricket Symphony, while frogs ribbit in his virtuosic work for solo violin and orchestra called "The Frogs." Nicholas Kraemer leads the Music of the Baroque Orchestra in this casual, fun evening.
Attendees will receive a treat from the Austin-based small business Bitoy's Sweet Treats following the performance.
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Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Gina DiBello, violin
Mary Stolper, flute
Vivaldi in Austin, October 2023
Ordained as a priest, Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi spent most of his life working at an orphanage for girls called the Pietà. Life in the orphanage included an excellent education in music the young woman would not otherwise have had, and Vivaldi wrote pieces for them that showed off their unique musical talents. The Music of the Baroque Orchestra performed some of his music, discussed his life, and some features that make his artistry unique. Every concert attendee also received an individual-size cheesecake from Austin-based business Schweet Original Homemade Chicago Cheesecake. Nicholas Kraemer conducted.
Reginald Mobley in Concert & Conversation, November 2022
Prior to our "Reginald Mobley Sings" concerts during the 2022-23 season, Reggie performed a range of repertoire, from music by Purcell and Handel, to spirituals, and beyond. One of the evening's highlights was Reggie's rendition of "Deep River," arranged by Moses Hogan:
The Chevalier, February 2021
In partnership with the Kehrein Center for the Arts, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, North Shore Center for the Arts, and Concert Theatre Works, we presented the Midwest premiere of The Chevalier, a concert-theater work about the life and music of 18th-century Black composer Joseph Bologne, also known as The Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
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