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February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
The Australian Chamber Orchestra has acquired its fourth ‘Golden Age’ string instrument: a violin made in 1590 by Antonio and Hieronymus Amati. The violin, whose purchase was enabled by an AU$1 million investment from the Australian industry super fund Media Super, will be played by ACO violinist Ik …
Washington, DC-based Opera Lafayette presents the original 1720 version of Handel’s ‘Radamisto’ Feb. 5 in DC and Feb. 7 in New York.
Yi-heng Yang and Kate Bennett Wadsworth are not the first modern musicians to record Brahms’ Cello Sonatas on period instruments — in this case an 1875 Streicher piano and a gut-strung cello played without endpin. But they are the first to do so while attempting to revive late 19th-century performan …
Joan Benson has had a formidable career as a recording artist, teacher, pedagogue, and published author. Now, at 93, her prolific performing career is once again visible to the masses through this collection: a two-CDd set of works culled from her live performances and studio albums spanning 40 year …
In announcing the 2019-20 season, the Handel and Haydn Society is also announcing that Artistic Director Harry Christophers, currently in his 10th season as artistic director, will step down from his role with the organization following the 2020-21 season.
It might come as something of a surprise that Denver is home to the 14-year-old Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. More than a mere regional outpost, it has built a national reputation as a first-rate period-instrument ensemble.
Blandine Verlet, who has died aged 76, was a leading French harpsichord player and teacher, renowned for her sensitive and imaginative interpretations of music by François Couperin, the 17th-century Baroque composer, and her sense of poetry in Bach’s Goldberg Variations.