Jordi Savall: The Elements and the Furies

Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations take us on a journey through a variety of sound environments of the eighteenth century.

Third Coast Baroque Announces Closure

The Chicago early-music ensemble faced diminishing audience sizes and reduced grant funding possibilities after years of concert disruptions by COVID-19.

Haymarket Unveils 2024 Season

Across three flagship performances, Haymarket continues to plumb the expressive depths of early music repertoire.

Now Adored, It Took 200 Years for Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos to Hit Their Stride. Here’s Why.

A job application, an overwhelmed orchestra, and a shocking true story behind one of classical music’s best loved works.

How Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor became Halloween’s theme song

The music of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue owes much of its spookiness to the drama it employs.

Amazone: Jupiter Ensemble & Léa Desandre

Opera composers found irresistible the allure of the Amazons, the mythical race of female warriors whom no man could match in strength of body or mind.

Argentina and Roots of European Baroque with Rubén Dubrovsky

Rubén Dubrovsky traces the popular dances of the European Baroque back to Latin American and African roots.

Apollo’s Fire Returns for 4 Chicago Programs in ’23-24

The Cleveland-based Baroque orchestra made its Chicago debut in 2016 and has since established a strong presence in the city.

Vox Luminis

An interview with bass Lionel Meunier, the founder and artistic director of the stylish Belgian early music ensemble.

Newberry Consort Shares Collaboration-Rich 2023-24 Season

The Chicago early music ensemble will collaborate with Baroque opera specialists, an eminent early music keyboard player, and leading chamber groups in its upcoming season.

Bella Voce Unveils 2023-2024 Season

The season embarks on explorations of both staples and forgotten gems of Renaissance and Early Music repertoire.

Jeanine De Bique and Concerto Köln

Internationally renowned soprano Jeanine De Bique makes her Zankel Hall debut alongside opera and early music ensemble Concerto Köln.

The Third Coast Baroque Festival

The period instrument ensemble announces its inaugural festival which will features Aldo López-Gavilán & Ilmar Gavilán, Third Coast Percussion, and a performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass.

Caccini, Hasse, Scarlatti: Haymarket Shares ’23 Season

The performance lineup features three mainstage operas; all three titles are rare and represent Chicago premieres.

Playlist: The Best Classical Christmas Albums of 2022

Christmas is the most musical time of the year, and each December, we look forward to sharing a new assortment of festive holiday albums.

9 Things To Know About Monteverdi’s Vespers

Even though his compositions were well known across Europe during his time, one of Claudio Monteverdi‘s most enduring works was likely not performed (in its entirety, at least) in his lifetime!

Argentina and Roots of European Baroque with Rubén Dubrovsky

Rubén Dubrovsky traces the popular dances of the European Baroque back to Latin American and African roots.

Bach’s Top 10 Works

Bach wrote a lot of music! Here’s where to start…

Early Music, New Era: Veteran Newberry Consort Directors to Retire After Upcoming Concerts

Approaching the end of a long tenure, the artistic, administrative, and life partners reflect and look ahead.

Bach and Handel Highlights in Music of the Baroque’s ’22-23 Season

The lineup represents the “most ambitious season in recent history,” according to executive director Declan McGovern.

Video: Hear Rare, Baroque-Era Mexican Christmas Carols

The Christmas season is one replete with great Baroque music: think Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and more! But what about music from other parts of the world?

Jeanne Lamon, Former Music Director of Tafelmusik, Dead at 71

Jeanne Lamon, the violinist and former music director of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, died on June 20 at age 71. She succumbed to cancer, which she had been diagnosed with a few months prior.

Finding Hope in Handel

Little known fact: Handel ranked ‘Theodora’ — not ‘Messiah’ — as his best oratorio. You’ll see why in a rapturous performance by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

Music of the Baroque Announces 2020-21 season

On February 21, Music of the Baroque announced its 2020-2021 season, the ensemble’s 50th.

Video: Music of the Baroque Shares a Louis XIV-Era Take on the Christmas Antiphon

As part of an Impromptu of secular and devotional holiday music from around the world, conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley led Music of the Baroque and organist Stephen Alltop in a performance of this lesser-known French Baroque Christmas song, ‘Hodie Christus natus est’ by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.