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October 2018

$10 – $35

The Rose Ensemble–Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians, and Muslims

October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Rose Ensemble’s “Land of Three Faiths” program explores with audiences the rich musical, cultural, and linguistic exchanges and collaborations that took place among people of different faith traditions in medieval Spain. The result of years of intensive research and training, “Land of Three Faiths” is at once sacred, secular, folk, and classical. Featuring instruments and musical ideas that blur the lines between Arabic and European, this entertaining and enlightening program achieves a perfect balance of edgy improvisation, diverse vocal…

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November 2018

$10 – $30

Jaap ter Linden & David Breitman–Beethoven: The Music for Piano & Cello

November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This is a rare chance to hear Beethoven’s music played on instruments of his time. Jaap ter Linden, although famous as a baroque cellist, has always been a fervent Beethovenian. His mastery on gut strings is perfectly paired with the keyboard work of historical fortepiano expert, David Breitman. This all-Beethoven program will include two contrasting cello sonatas, a charming set of variations, and the late Bagatelles op. 126 for solo fortepiano. David Breitman will also lead a free masterclass from…

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January 2019

$10 – $35

Ayreheart–Centuries Collide

January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GRAMMY-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane founded Ayreheart in 2010 out of the desire to write new music for the lute—the most popular instrument of the Renaissance— and make it accessible to a wider audience. Joined by versatile musicians Willard Morris and Mattias Rucht, the original music of Ayreheart reflects elements of Celtic, Folk, Bluegrass, and Renaissance music. Ayreheart will be special guests at Chatham Baroque’s Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions for pre-schoolers and their grownups. Shows are at McClintic Hall, Calvary…

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March 2019

$10 – $30

ACRONYM–From Venice to Vienna

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Groundbreaking, gutsy and fresh” –Early Music America   The Ensemble: Playing with “…consummate style, grace, and unity of spirit” (The New York Times), eleven-musician baroque string ensemble ACRONYM has been dedicated to giving modern premieres of the wild instrumental music of the seventeenth century since 2012. This is a not-to-be-missed first appearance on the Renaissance & Baroque Concert Series. ACRONYM’s musicians can also be heard in Apollo’s Fire, Tafelmusik, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival, the English Concert,…

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April 2019

$10 – $30

Quicksilver–Stile Moderno: New music from 17th-century Italy

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

TICKETS $10-$30 All ticket prices are $5 more at the box office. “Revered like rock stars within the early music scene” –New York Times Program: Stile Moderno: New Music from 17th-century Italy Quicksilver’s Stile Moderno examines modern music as it was invented by virtuoso instrumental composers in 17th-century Italy. It is also an exploration of those composers’ new invention, the sonata: a pure instrumental work, with no agenda but imagination. Led by co-directors and violin virtuosi Julie Andrijeski and Robert Mealy,…

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September 2019

$10 – $30

The Four Nations Ensemble & Chatham Baroque @ Westminster Presbyterian Church

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Foreign Accents Sonatas and Cantatas by Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti Friday, September 20, 7:30 PM Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair (more info) Other concerts Saturday and Sunday. Price: $10–$30 Tickets cost $5 more at the concert. TICKETS SUBSCRIPTIONS The season begins with a special joint presentation on both the Renaissance & Baroque and Chatham Baroque series. The Four Nations Ensemble and Chatham Baroque unite to explore works written by some of the Baroque’s most famous vocal composers in languages…

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$10 – $30

The Four Nations Ensemble & Chatham Baroque @ Synod Hall

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Foreign Accents Sonatas and Cantatas by Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti Saturday, September 21, 8:00 PM Synod Hall, Oakland (more info) Other concerts Friday and Sunday. Price: $10–$30 Tickets cost $5 more at the concert. TICKETS SUBSCRIPTIONS The season begins with a special joint presentation on both the Renaissance & Baroque and Chatham Baroque series. The Four Nations Ensemble and Chatham Baroque unite to explore works written by some of the Baroque’s most famous vocal composers in languages and styles beyond…

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