Music of the Baroque's 2023-24 Season—On Demand!
Music of the Baroque is delighted to share our 2023-24 season, "Heaven & Earth" with you—regardless of where you live! All eight concerts will be recorded and made available On Demand for 30 days following the performance.
Individual streaming passes are just $15 each. Or create a series of 3 or more On Demand concerts and pay $10 per performance. You will receive an email that includes your individual viewing link(s) once the concert is available.
Dame Jane Glover leads the Music of the Baroque Chorus, Orchestra, and international opera stars Susanna Phillips, Paula Murrihy, Manase Latu, and Michael Sumuel in an incredible evening of musical drama that soars to the heavens. Bach brings to life Mary’s passionate words in his vivid setting of the hymn, “My soul magnifies the Lord.” Standing at the other end is the heartrending work Mozart was still writing on his deathbed—the monumental Requiem.
Available beginning Friday, September 22, 2023
Viva Vivaldi! Baroque favorite Antonio Vivaldi takes center stage in a celebration of the 345th anniversary of his birth. The chorus brings “intensity and brilliance” (Chicago Classical Review) to the dramatic Kyrie, fiery Credo, and exhilarating Gloria. The orchestra shows off Vivaldi’s inventive instrumental music with concertos for violins and lute and the stunningly affecting Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro.
Available beginning Friday, October 20, 2023
Politics may have prompted Chicago’s nickname, but wind and water are at the heart of its identity. Dame Jane Glover leads a program impishly inspired by our hometown, including a suite from Handel’s grand Water Music. Our wind and horn principals move center stage in Hummel’s Bassoon Concerto and Mozart’s fourth Horn Concerto. Symphonies by Joseph Bologne and Joseph Haydn, both members of the mysterious Freemason Society, add to the intrigue.
Available beginning Friday, November 24, 2023
Inspiring music in some of Chicago’s most beautiful spaces. The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass Ensemble traverse through time from the medieval age to the present with ethereal chant, majestic works for brass, and some of the best choral music ever written. Andrew Megill conducts music by Gabrieli, Praetorius, and much more.
Available beginning Friday, December 22, 2023
Baroque riches abound as internationally acclaimed violinist Viktoria Mullova joins forces with guest conductor Jonathan Cohen, the newly appointed music director of Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society. Mullova’s unparalleled affinity for Bach shines in his Violin Concertos in A Minor and E Major. Wildly colorful suites by French Baroque composers Jean-Baptiste Lully and Jean-Philippe Rameau add a dash of French flair.
Available beginning Friday February 2, 2024
An intimate and deeply human account of Christ’s betrayal, suffering, and death, Bach’s Passion According to St. John sets scripture and poetry in emotionally moving, expressively beautiful music. Dame Jane Glover leads the chorus, orchestra, and a roster of internationally renowned soloists in one of the greatest sacred works of all time.
Available beginning Friday, March 15, 2024
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” Concerto from the famous Four Seasons. Crickets chirp in Telemann’s unusually scored Cricket Symphony, while frogs ribbit in his virtuosic concerto for violin. Delight in the “clucking” and “scratching” in Haydn’s Hen Symphony, which closes the program on a wonderfully humorous note.
Available beginning Friday, April 19, 2024
Patrick Dupre Quigley, director of the Miami-based ensemble Seraphic Fire, returns to lead the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra in a musical marriage of the earthly and the sublime. Dance in your seat to the visceral rhythms of Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 and lose yourself in the palpable chill of “The Frost Scene” from Purcell’s King Arthur. Allegri’s ethereal Miserere mei, Deus and Handel’s thrilling Dixit Dominus propel the program to the heavens.
Available beginning Friday, May 17, 2024