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Critic’s Notebook: PSO brass to visit Baltimore in support of fellow players

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 6, 2019

Of particular interest: The “Haute Dance” by living composer Lansing McLoskey, who has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award, paid homage to ancient forms while managing to sound inventive and fresh. And Mr. Fouts performed the concert closer, the “Sonata quarta” by Erlebach, with a violin retuned to different notes…

Animal Bits and Musical Instruments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 19, 2018

There’s a Pittsburgh violinist who plays on strings made of sheep gut. Salted, scraped, stretched, spliced sheep gut. While most string players in modern symphony orchestras use synthetic strings made of steel or nylon, baroque violinist Andrew Fouts — an artistic director of Chatham Baroque — special orders gut strings from a small shop in Minnesota….

Corporate Citizenship award winner: K&L Gates provides pro bono services to Chatham Baroque

Pittsburgh Business Times
October 1, 2018

A long-term relationship between K&L Gates LLP, Pittsburgh’s second-largest law firm, and Chatham Baroque Inc., which performs music from the 1700s, resulted in both a successful merger and…

Chatham Baroque leads lively, intimate Piccolo Spoleto early music series

The Post and Courier
May 30, 2018

In recent days, Piccolo Spoleto Festival audiences at St. Philip’s Church have heard how music by Baroque masters such as Bach and Vivaldi would have sounded during their own time.

Pittsburgh-based Chatham Baroque are the cornerstone of the Early Music at St. Philip’s…

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 17, 2018

Chatham Baroque’s delivered a spirited series of performances this past weekend highlighting 16th- and 17th-century repertoire for three violins.

Friday’s performance at Westminster Presbyterian Church in…

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A few quotes…

“Chatham Baroque is masterful… The ensemble plays with great tonal beauty and stands up to any ensemble from across the Atlantic.”

–Early Music America

“The playing of the Chatham Baroque ensemble, its continuo supplied by gamba and theorbo or guitar, is excellent and full of vitality.”

–San Antonio Express-News

“Fouts is an extraordinary violinist who… not only blends seamlessly with his colleagues but is able to contribute goose bump-raising solos that can ignite both score and audience reaction.”

–Bloomington Herald Times

“Chatham Baroque is one of the most spectacularly gifted and innovative of all the groups in this American wave of talent.”

–CD Now

“The performances are spirited and musical, with an energy sometimes missing from classical music performances.”