Haydn's “The Creation,” Bach's Magnificat and Mozart's “Coronation” Mass are among the highlights of Music of the Baroque's 2013-14 season, the Chicago group's 43rd.
Music director Jane Glover and principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer will direct six of the seven programs, with Scottish tenor Paul Agnew, in his U.S. conducting debut, leading the annual holiday brass and choral concerts.
Here is the schedule:
Oct. 6-7: J.S. Bach's Cantatas Nos. 159 and 197, and Magnificat. Vocal soloists; Kraemer, conductor.
Nov. 17-18: Schubert's Symphony No. 5, Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453. Artur Pizarro, piano; Glover, conductor.
Dec. 19-22: Holiday brass and choral concerts. Agnew, conductor.
Jan. 26-27: Mozart's “Coronation” Mass, two Handel coronation anthems, Haydn's Symphony No. 85 (“La Reine”). Vocal soloists; Glover, conductor.
March 2-3: Bach's Cantata “Non sa che sia dolore” (BWV 209), Handel's “Apollo e Dafne,” a Handel concerto grosso, Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor. Soloists; Kraemer, conductor.
March 30-31: Haydn's “The Creation.” Vocal soloists; Glover, conductor. The week after the Chicago performances, Glover and the MOB ensemble will perform the oratorio in San Diego.
May 18-19: Baroque orchestral works by Purcell, Rameau, Vivaldi, C.P.E. Bach and Handel. William Buchman, bassoon; Kraemer, conductor.
All programs except the brass and choral concerts will be at Harris Theater for Music and Dance and North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Holiday concerts will be at churches in Chicago, River Forest and Northbrook. Call 312-551-1414 or go to baroque.org.Copyright © 2015, RedEye