Music of the Baroque 2021

Wednesdays at 8:00 pm
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Highlights from one of the country’s leading baroque ensembles

Chicago’s Music of the Baroque continues to celebrate 50 years, and WFMT is happy to join in, with delayed broadcasts of this virtual season’s performances. Led by music director Jane Glover and principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer, the ensemble will perform works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and others, recorded in several local performance venues.

Plus Fours! Handel, Telemann, Locatelli, Vivaldi

May 19, 2021

Exploring the ingenuity of four Baroque composers: Handel, Telemann, Locatelli, and Vivaldi. Music of the Baroque principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer leads the program.

Musica Sacra: Bach & Purcell

June 16, 2021

Music director Jane Glover closes out the Music of the Baroque season with this program of music for voice by Bach and music for strings by Purcell.

Music of the Baroque: A Celebration of 50 Years

June 28, 2021

Special: Join host Maggie Clennon Reberg as she celebrates the 50th anniversary of Chicago’s treasured early music ensemble Music of the Baroque. This two-hour retrospective includes historic performances and commentary from music director Dame Jane Glover, principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer, founder Tom Wikman, and others.