"O Jerusalem!" - Apollo's Fire
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

"O Jerusalem!" - Apollo's Fire

Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by the award-winning young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. Sorrell envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric. Last season marked the group’s debut at Carnegie Hall, a performance which sold out the day the tickets went on sale. 

“Revelatory… convivially theatrical… The soloists and instrumentalists are first-class, and Sorrell’s arrangements are full of zip and color.” ~ BBC Music Magazine

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"Twelfth Night: A Tudor Christmas" - The Rose Ensemble
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

"Twelfth Night: A Tudor Christmas" - The Rose Ensemble

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble has achieved an international reputation as a premiere American early music ensemble. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, culture, politics and spirituality from around the globe. With ten critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the US  and Europe with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and over 25 languages.

impassioned and brightly alive” ~ Choral Journal

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"Voices Appeared" - The Orlando Consort
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

"Voices Appeared" - The Orlando Consort

The Orlando Consort has made an international reputation in the field of medieval and Renaissance vocal music and, through the group's imaginative programming, also embraces jazz, film and world music. The Orlando Consort regularly tours throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, including at the BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, Edinburgh & Lucerne Festivals.  They have recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and Harmonia Mundi USA (including 2 Gramophone Awards). Their next recording will be a 12-disc Machaut project with Hyperion Records.

"No one ever goes away from one of their concerts without a smile of happiness at the artistic and human experience” ~ San Diego Chronicle

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"For Two Lutes: Virtuoso Duets" - Paul O'Dette & Ronn McFarlane
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

"For Two Lutes: Virtuoso Duets" - Paul O'Dette & Ronn McFarlane

  • Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University (map)
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GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute—the most popular instrument of the Renaissance—into today’s musical mainstream. Since taking up the lute in 1978, Ronn has made his mark in music as the founder of Ayreheart, a founding member of the Baltimore Consort, touring in the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Netherlands, Germany and Austria, and as a guest artist with Apollo’s Fire, The Bach Sinfonia, The Catacoustic Consort, The Folger Consort, Houston Grand Opera, and many others.

Few instrumentalists establish themselves with such firm authority as Paul O'Dette has on the lute. In fact, one writer described him as "the clearest case of genius ever to touch his instrument.” In 1976, he became director of early music at the Eastman School of Music and has appeared on over 100 recordings, some with such prestigious company as Christopher Hogwood, Jordi Savall, Trevor Pinnock, and Gustav Leonhardt.

The two proved a beautiful match, seamless in their exchanges and well balanced.” ~ The New York Times

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"Musica Femina" - The Early Interval
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

"Musica Femina" - The Early Interval

  • Gloria Dei Chapel - Trinity Lutheran Seminary (map)
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The Early Interval was formed in 1976 and has performed medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music for audiences all over Ohio and beyond. The ensemble performs vocally and on early wind, string, keyboard, and percussion instruments. The group has engaged in a wide variety of collaborations with actors and theater companies, dance companies, vocal ensembles, narrators, composers, and guest instrumentalists.

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"Mozart in Paris" - Les Délices
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

"Mozart in Paris" - Les Délices

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Les Délices (pronounced Lay day-lease) explores the dramatic potential and emotional resonance of long-forgotten music. Founded by Debra Nagy in 2009, Les Délices has established its reputation for unique programs that are “thematically concise, richly expressive, and featuring composers few people have heard of.” The New York Times added, “Concerts and recordings by Les Délices are journeys of discovery.” The ensemble’s debut CD was named one of the "Top Ten Early Music Discoveries of 2009" (NPR's Harmonia). Since Les Délices’ sold-out New York debut at the Frick Collection, touring highlights have included Music Before 1800, San Francisco Early Music Society, the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, and Columbia University’s Miller Theater. 2018-19 marks their 10th Anniversary season.

“Nagy’s deft programming and Les Délices’ flawless but laid-back execution make their music instantly accessible to modern audiences.” ~ ClevelandClassical.com

"Berry's performances abound with wit and surprise . . . utterly delicious.”  ~  Michael Weiss, Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America

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"Carnegie Hall Program" - Mahan Esfahani
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

"Carnegie Hall Program" - Mahan Esfahani

  • Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University (map)
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Mahan Esfahani, born in Tehran, studied musicology and history at Stanford University. He was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2008 to 2010, a Borletti-Buitoni Trust prizewinner, and in 2014 was on the shortlist for the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year and Gramophone Artist of the Year--all firsts for the harpsichord. In 2015 he was honored with the BBC Music Magazine ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award and was nominated in three categories for the Gramophone Awards--Best Baroque Instrumental, Best Instrumental, and again Artist of the Year. Since making his London debut in 2009 he has worked tirelessly to establish the harpsichord in the mainstream of concert instruments in classical and contemporary repertoire.

“…sure-minded and vividly realized…a pleasure to hear.” ~ The Guardian

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"Caractères de la Danse" - Rebel Baroque
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

"Caractères de la Danse" - Rebel Baroque

Praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making," the New York-based Baroque ensemble REBEL (pronounced Re-BEL) has earned an impressive international reputation, enchanting diverse audiences by their unique style and their virtuosic, highly expressive and provocative approach to the Baroque and Classical repertoire. REBEL has collaborated with renowned vocalists Max von Egmond, Derek Lee Ragin, Suzie Le Blanc, among others, and in 2005 they appeared in collaboration with Renée Fleming at Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim.

Baroque Dancers Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird have collaborated as exclusive dance partners for the past twenty years. Together, they interpret, recreate, and perform Baroque theater dance in venues all over the world. Highlights of their artistic collaboration include repeat concerts with the Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra of Vancouver, and Les Fêtes de Versailles in Japan; Bailles y Danzas, a program of Spanish music and dance performed with Chatham Baroque; and Harlequin Unmasked, music and dance of the commedia dell’ arte performed with REBEL. The duo met in 1986 as members of the New York Baroque Dance Company.

Rebel is “…Sophisticated and Beguiling…” ~ The New York Times

Thomas Baird and Paige Whitley-Bauguess are “stylish, exacting, deliberate and elegant…effortlessly executed…” ~ The Virginia Gazette

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"The Final Chapter" - Flanders Recorder Quartet
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

"The Final Chapter" - Flanders Recorder Quartet

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Flanders Recorder Quartet is considered one of the world’s top ensembles. After more than 1800 concerts in 42 countries on five continents, including some in world-famous concert halls in Tokyo, New York and Salzburg, the ensemble has attained a prominent position in the world of Early Music. Numerous prizewinning recordings have been made for record companies such as Harmonia Mundi, Archiv/Deutsche Grammophon, Ricercar, and OPUS III. Their extensive collection of instruments and highly virtuosic performance of a richly varied program makes each concert an unforgettable experience and allows the recorder, one of the most important instruments of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, to shine in splendor.

"...combining the breathy timbre of a portative organ with the expressive interplay of a fine string quartet..." ~ The New York Times

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"Twelfth Night: Mystery & Masque" - The Early Interval
Jan
7
3:00 PM15:00

"Twelfth Night: Mystery & Masque" - The Early Interval

The Early Interval was formed in 1976 and has performed medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music for audiences all over Ohio and beyond. The ensemble performs vocally and on early wind, string, keyboard, and percussion instruments. The group has engaged in a wide variety of collaborations with actors and theater companies, dance companies, vocal ensembles, narrators, composers, and guest instrumentalists.

 

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"Twelfth Night: Mystery & Masque" - The Early Interval
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

"Twelfth Night: Mystery & Masque" - The Early Interval

  • Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University (map)
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The Early Interval was formed in 1976 and has performed medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music for audiences all over Ohio and beyond. The ensemble performs vocally and on early wind, string, keyboard, and percussion instruments. The group has engaged in a wide variety of collaborations with actors and theater companies, dance companies, vocal ensembles, narrators, composers, and guest instrumentalists.

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"Spanish Songs for Lamentation and Rejoicing" - Fior Angelico
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

"Spanish Songs for Lamentation and Rejoicing" - Fior Angelico

Formed in 2006, Fior Angelico is a Columbus-based chamber chorus of sixteen singers dedicated to the performance of early music. Past programs have featured the works of such Renaissance masters as Josquin, Isaac, Willaert, Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria, Byrd, Tallis, and Monteverdi. The name Fior Angelico comes from the title of a 1547 music theory treatise, Fior angelico di musica (“The Angelic Flower of Music”), written by Fra Angelo da Picitono.

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"Dancing in the Isles" - Musica Pacifica
Oct
1
3:00 PM15:00

"Dancing in the Isles" - Musica Pacifica

  • Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University (map)
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Musica Pacifica, founded in 1990, is widely recognized as one of America’s premier Baroque ensembles, lauded for both the dazzling virtuosity and the warm expressiveness of its performances.  They have been described as "some of the finest Baroque musicians in America" (American Record Guide) and "among the best in the world" (Alte Musik Aktuell).  At home in the San Francisco Bay area, they perform with Philharmonia Baroque and American Bach Soloists, and appear with many other prominent early music ensembles nationally and abroad. They have performed at the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, Music Before 1800 and the Frick Collection (NY), the Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Cleveland Art Museum, Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, DC), Pittsburgh Renaissance and Baroque, Seattle Early Music Guild, Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria, BC) and Houston Early Music Society, among many others. 

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