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October 2019

Nicole’s Favorites

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 122 S. California Ave.
Monrovia, 91016 United States
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$15 – $25

20 years ago this October, Jouyssance’s beloved artistic director conducted her first concert with the Ensemble. In celebration of this anniversary, Dr. Baker has picked a program of her (and probably your) favorites: Tallis’ Loquebantur, Palestrina’s ExCultate Deo, and beautiful pieces by Josquin, Cardoso, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Machaut, Brumel and others. We’ll also feature excerpts from a work that was on her first program: Lasso’s mysterious Prophetiae Sibyllarum. Concert followed by a champagne reception in honor of Dr. Nicole Baker.  Reception…

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Just Bach October Concert

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CDT
Luther Memorial Church, 1-21 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Free

Organist Mark Brampton Smith opens this program with a brief Fantasia on the melody of 'Christ lag in Todesbanden' (Christ lay in death's bonds). That tune will reappear at the very end of the program, in the final chorale of Cantata 158. The next piece on the program was also written for solo organ, but we'll hear it in an arrangement for violin, viola, cello and organ. Bach wrote six organ trio sonatas, apparently for his eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann.…

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Violinist Aisslinn Nosky with the UMBC Collegium

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall at UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 United States
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Free – $15

Violinist Aisslinn Nosky joins UMBC’s Collegium — directed by Lindsay Johnson, joined by Paula Maust on harpsichord — and its outstanding student performers to explore the rich and diverse repertoire from the Baroque period: Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 4, the Vivaldi Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 8 (RV 522), and selected movements from Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixote Suite. Hailed as “a fearsomely powerful musician” by The Toronto Star, Canadian-born violinist Aisslinn Nosky is one of the most versatile and…

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A Mad, Burning Desire

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44503, 44503 United States
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donations gratefully accepted

Join us for engaging music and dialogue about the ways mental illness was portrayed in early modern England and to think about the ways we can address the mental health crisis in contemporary society. The first English actresses to legally take the stage capitalized on early modern society’s fascination with mental illness and catapulted themselves to fame by portraying characters who descended violently into lovesick madness on the Restoration stage. Women were legally permitted to take the public stage in…

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Orchestral Gardeners

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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$30 – $40

Join Tempesta di Mare in an exploration of music by two baroque masters: Handel and Telemann. These composers exchanged letters, music and plants for their gardens while creating some of the finest works in the high baroque orchestral repertoire.

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The Empress: Margarita Teresa

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
Ruggles Recital Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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$10 – $50

The Newberry Consort opens its 2019-2020 season October 18-20th with The Empress: Margarita Teresa, a program of music written to honor the teenaged Habsburg Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, Margarita Teresa of Spain (1651-1673.) Featured works include excerpts from Antonio Cesti’s colossal baroque opera Il pomo d’oro, or “the golden apple” which tells the story of the Judgement of Paris, and a comic re-telling of the Orfeo myth in the form of an intermezzo penned by Emperor Leopold I…

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The Empress: Margarita Teresa

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
International House at University of Chicago, 1414 E 59th St
Chicago, 60637 United States
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$10 – $50

The Newberry Consort opens its 2019-2020 season October 18-20th with The Empress: Margarita Teresa, a program of music written to honor the teenaged Habsburg Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, Margarita Teresa of Spain (1651-1673.) Featured works include excerpts from Antonio Cesti’s colossal baroque opera Il pomo d’oro, or “the golden apple” which tells the story of the Judgement of Paris, and a comic re-telling of the Orfeo myth in the form of an intermezzo penned by Emperor Leopold I…

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Daring Sisters/Atrevidas Hermanas:San Francisco Girls Chorus, Valérie Sainte-Agathe conductor with Nell Snaidas (curator), Jennifer Ellis Kampani & El Mundo

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA
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$28 – $38

The SFGC season opens with a program that pays homage to one of the leading feminist figures of the 17th century Latin American Baroque era, Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz. Known as an intellectual, scholar, philosopher, poet and composer, de la Cruz stands as a national icon of Mexico for her staunch advocacy of women’s rights to pursue an intellectual life, and to study and be recognized as equal to men. The chorus, under the direction of Valérie Sainte…

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A Mad, Burning Desire

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Blank Canvas CLE, 2174 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, 44118 United States
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$10 – $20

Join us for engaging music and dialogue about the ways mental illness was portrayed in early modern England and to think about the ways we can address the mental health crisis in contemporary society. The first English actresses to legally take the stage capitalized on early modern society’s fascination with mental illness and catapulted themselves to fame by portraying characters who descended violently into lovesick madness on the Restoration stage. Women were legally permitted to take the public stage in…

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Orchestral Gardeners

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 South 28th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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$30 – $40

Join Tempesta di Mare in an exploration of music by two baroque masters: Handel and Telemann. These composers exchanged letters, music and plants for their gardens while creating some of the finest works in the high baroque orchestral repertoire.

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