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Jonathan Woody World Premiere, from Themes by Ignatius Sancho

April 18 - May 22

H+H will give the world premiere of a commission by Jonathan Woody based on themes of Ignatius Sancho. Born on a ship carrying enslaved people in the Atlantic, Sancho was sold into slavery in the Spanish colony of New Grenada, later making it to England to become a business owner, writer, composer, and the first …

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Ongoing

Heavenly Queens

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EST

It is rare to find works that feature five treble voices, and Gasparini’s Mass for Five Trebles is a wonderful addition to the literature. TENET Vocal Artists was inspired to explore it after the release of a new edition. Heavenly Queens celebrates music composed for convents in two halves: the first half features duets and …

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Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Composed during the final weeks of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s life, the Stabat Mater is an important text that was widely set during the baroque era. Pergolesi’s Stabat mater is set for soprano and alto with strings and continuo, and we recorded one voice to a part to create an intimate rendition that is socially distanced. …

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Welcome to All the Pleasures! The Odes of Henry Purcell

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Free

Join us for a rerelease of two Purcell Odes, and other previously unreleased works, originally performed May 13, 2018. (soloists) Clara Rottsolk, Stefanie Moore, Jay Carter, Aaron Sheehan, Stephen Salts, Enrico Lagasca. This video will premier on Saturday, March 27 and will be available to be streamed until June 30, 2021.

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Consider Yourself Warned

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT

17th century Venetian composer and performer Barbara Strozzi continues to be an anomaly to scholars today. She led a fascinating life in that she was an unmarried mother of four children, the illegitimate daughter of a courtly poet, and a wonderful composer whose work was unconnected to the church. Her thoughts speak through her music, …

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Tempesta di Mare Artist Recital: Adam Pearl | harpsichord

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - May 2 @ 11:30 pm EDT
$25

Artist Recital Series Adam Pearl | harpsichord French Pieces for Harpsichord APR 24–25 events & streaming thru MAY 2 Recorded Live & Streamed On Demand Adam Pearl plays works from his recently released recording Le Clavecin Francaise on the Plectra label, an "astonishignly vivid portrait of a period in which the French school of composition …

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Lumedia Musicworks presents the story of Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - May 10 @ 11:00 pm CDT
Free

DALLAS - For the third installment of its “Stories” series about women composers, Lumedia Musicworks presents the story of famed Parisian composer, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. The short, lighthearted documentary film and performance will debut on Lumedia’s website at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30. The performance is offered at no charge. Registration is at https://www.lumediamusicworks.com/stories-de-la-guerre. …

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IndyBaroque Music | Watchful Hearts

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - May 14 @ 8:30 pm EDT
Glick Indiana History Center, 450
Indianapolis, 46202 United States
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$25

Watchful Hearts: 17th Century Music at the Hapsburg Court The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra presents a program blending music and narrative that gives insight into the tumultuous landscape of the Thirty Years War and its effects on the musicians of the next generation. Experimental harmonies, improvisatory zeal and zest, and freedom of affect and form all …

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10:00 am

SFEMS Summer Kick-off! A. Gilbert, R. Gilbert, Pearse, van Proosdij: Joint Class and Welcome!

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
$21 – $25

A=440; all instruments and levels welcome. Join us for our first class of the 2021 summer workshop season! Adam, Rotem, Linda, and Hanneke will combine forces for a special joint session full of playful merriment.

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1:00 pm

AEM ONLINE – Turkish Ottoman Classical Music of the 17th-18th Centuries with Daphna Mor

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
$25

Classical Turkish Music flourished in the courts of the Ottoman Empire throughout its reign. Traditionally passed down orally throughout the generations, this profound repertoire is based on the art of Maqamat (modes) and Usul (rhythm cycles ranging from 2 to 128 beats). In the 17th and 18th century, two scholars and musicians - Dimitri Cantemir  …

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3:00 pm

AEM ONLINE – Italian Da Capo Arias: Getting a “Handel” on Ornamentation with Christine Brandes, voice

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
$25

Part of AEM's Early Music Singer's Toolbox Series, the class will touch upon approaches to ornamenting Italianate music of the 17th and 18th centuries. A brief introduction will be followed by some practical applications at cadences, within arias and at larger, final cadences calling for more extended ornaments. Participants are welcome to bring their own …

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4:00 pm

Cheryl Ann Fulton: More Harp Secrets!

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
$21 – $25

A=440 This class is for all harpists and for professional early music singers and instrumentalists who are amateur harpists and want to improve their tone and technique. All types of harps welcome! Harps are forgiving instruments—just about anyone can pluck a harp string and make a half decent sound. Learn how you can elevate your …

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6:00 pm

Matthias Maute: Treasure Hunt

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
$21 – $25

Description: A = 440; geared to upper intermediate to advanced recorders, and auditors at all levels. The beauty of the solo repertoire for the recorder lies in the exploration of the unexpected beauty of solitude, a true treasure hunt! What might feel like loneliness to some turns out to be a kingdom of liberty for …

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7:00 pm

POSTPONED Tempesta di Mare Artist Recital: Lisa Terry & Eve Miller | cello

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - May 9 @ 11:30 pm EDT
$25

Artist Recital Series Lisa Terry & Eve Miller | cello Virtuoso cello duets from baroque France  MAY 1–MAY 2 events & streaming thru MAY 9 Recorded Live & Streamed On Demand The violoncello was practically unknown in France at the turn of the 18th century. Lisa and Eve offer a delightful survey of duets by …

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8:00 pm

***POSTPONED***Ronn McFarlane at Bach in the Brewery

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Monument City Brewery, 1 N. Haven St.
Baltimore, MD 21224 United States
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***DUE TO COVID-19 THE ENTIRE 2020-21 SEASON AT BACH IN THE BREWERY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THIS CONCERT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR 2021-22.*** Bach in the Brewery is an innovative concert series by Baltimore School of Music combining classical music and craft beer. All concerts are held at Monument City Brewing Company and are 21+.  Ronn …

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