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Apollo’s Fire in Chicago: The Windy City Residency

December 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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One event on April 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on April 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Watch at Home! GRAMMY®-winners Apollo’s Fire and Jeannette Sorrell launch new 3-Concert Miniseries in Evanston and Lincoln Park “At long last, Apollo’s Fire has descended on Chicago… This was as exciting as baroque music gets.” – Chicago Classical Review, 2016 After 4 years of successful concerts at Ravinia, University of Chicago, and Northwestern, Apollo’s Fire is thrilled to launch the Windy City Residency. Our goal is to help bring new audiences to the early music scene in Chicago, as we…

The Magic of Handel

January 24 - February 26

Considered one of the greatest of the Baroque composers, Handel is celebrated in this concert with an impassioned performance featuring four of H+H’s principal musicians. H+H feels a deep connection with its eponymous composer, and today’s concert captures his romance and genius. You’re invited to feast your senses with this intimate view of our virtuosic artists as they weave the melodies. Performed on the instruments for which Handel composed, and delivered with H+H’s trademark verve, you’ll thrill to music as…

Tempesta di Mare: Expats & Immigrants

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - February 7 @ 11:30 pm EST

EXPATS & IMMIGRANTS Musical identity and assimilation of composers who lived abroad JAN 29–31 events & streaming thru FEB 7 Recorded Live & Streamed On Demand   When musicians move abroad, interesting things happen to their music. Some immigrate and assimilate fully, taking on the style of their new home, such as Jean-Baptiste Lully (who was born “Giovanni Batista Lulli”). Others—the expats—retain the musical identity of their homelands. PERFORMERS: Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players PROGRAM: George Frideric Handel: Trio Sonata…

Postcards from the past

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am PST

February 7, 2021 Postcards from the past: Interview with Lisandro Abadie, performance faculty Schola Cantorum Basiliensis International opera star and scholar Lisandro Abadie talks about his career on the cutting edge of historical performance and his work in training singers in the Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Rachelle Romero: Musical Evolution through the Hundred Years’ War

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

Join us for Music of the Hundred Years’ War—a teaser of our summer short series. Led by Rachelle Romero, we will play pieces representing the major French musical movements contemporaneous with the conflict between France and England from 1337-1453. We will sample Late Medieval and Early Renaissance conventions depicted in the monophony of the Roman de Fauvel, the motets of Machaut, and the chançons of Binchois and Dufay, and also discuss how they fit in the historical timeline.   All…

AEM ONLINE – Tunes through Time: Seven Beloved Melodies of the Middle Ages and Renaissance with Daphna Mor, recorder and Emily Eagen, voice

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

This class will introduce singers and instrumentalists to some of the most popular and most used (and reused!) melodies of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. What makes for an amazing melody that stands the test of time? What inspired composers to recycle and build upon these melodies again and again? We will ask these questions as we play and sing these time-honored tunes, experiencing firsthand what might have made them so beloved. Because this class is co-taught, instrumentalists and singers…

Marc Destrube: Biber, Baltzar, and Bach from Bowen

February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

A balm for many musicians during the Covid lockdown has been exploring works for unaccompanied instruments, no better exemplified than those for the violin. Marc Destrubé invites us into his home on Bowen Island for a conversation and performance where all may experience the richness, inventiveness, and artistry all created by an orchestra… of one.

AEM ONLINE – Bad Romance with Anne Timberlake, recorder

February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Love is patient, love is kind….until it goes terribly, terribly wrong!  Then, of course, it’s fuel for music.  We’ll explore the infinite ways love can go south, sampling broadly from across the centuries. Gesualdo, de Wert, and Brahms will be our guides through the vicissitudes of the fickle heart. Geared to: upper intermediate to advanced recorder players.  Pitch: A=440.   AEM ONLINE offers four classes each weekend! Register for any number of sessions - classes are $25 per session and are offered…

Baroque Dance with Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Presented for free as part of Early Music America's The Well-Tempered Musician wellness series. In the early-modern world, dance was closely linked with music, social status, and spectacle. In each of four sessions, we will learn basic steps of Baroque and English Country Dances, as well as their role in early modern society. Registration is open now. The room will open 10 minutes before the start of the class and will be locked 5 minutes after the start time. Marie-Nathalie…

Mental Health Monday Meditation Group with Aparna Sadananda

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Offered for free as part of The Well-Tempered Musician wellness series. Participation limited to a small group. Registration details will be available closer to the event date. Facilitator: Aparna Sadananda Aparna is a DC-based, meditation teacher and artist. A curious yogi for 10 years and having worked in neuroscience research, she transitioned to full-time yoga teaching in 2015. Her meditations offer insights gathered during this interesting journey which has been a melting pot of art, science and spirituality.

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