Thursday 6 September 2018

Somewhere for the weekend: Launching new season with a bang in Chicago

The Pritzter Music Pavilion, Chicago (Photo Music of the Baroque)
The Pritzter Music Pavilion, Chicago (Photo Music of the Baroque)
Whilst UK audiences got their most recent glimpse of conductor Jane Glover directing a performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial by Jury at the BBC Proms [see my review], since 2002 Glover has also been music director of Music of the Baroque, a Chicago (USA) based orchestra and choir which specialises in the music of the 18th century.

The group is launching its 48th season with a bang, giving a free out-door concert in Chicago's Millennium Park on 12 September 2018, performing music by Vivaldi, Handel and Mozart. in the Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Music Pavilion in the park.

The ensemble's main season opens on 15 & 16 September 2018 with performances of Mozart's Requiem and three of Handel's Coronation Anthems, with soloists Amanda Majeski, Daniela Mack, Jonas Hacker and Eric Owens.

Jane Glover on Baroque in the Park from Music of the Baroque on Vimeo.

Full details from the Music of the Baroque website.

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