Tickets On Sale for Baroque New music Festival’s Celebration of J.S. Bach June 18-25

South Coast Brass performs at Sherman Gardens through the Baroque Tunes Festival / picture by Stan Sholik

The Baroque Music Festival in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach’s only resident expert classical tunes carrying out organization, is likely “Bach to the Future” this summer time when the business returns with its 43rd time.

From June 18 by June 25, Baroque Tunes Festival presents a Bach-Fest officially dubbed “A Bach Kaleidoscope: The Learn from Many Angles,” celebrating the interpretation, inspiration, and transcendence of the new music of composer J.S. Bach.

A broad variety of audio by the Baroque grasp is the festival’s aim. Professional professionals will carry out five Baroque audio concert events above 8 days at venues in Corona del Mar and Newport Seaside.

Renowned Baroque violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock curated the live shows and prospects all but one of the festival’s performances.

Blumenstock performs on a regular basis all over the earth with the exquisite 17th-century Guarneri violin on generous personal loan to her from the Philharmonia Baroque Period of time Instrument Have faith in. In addition to her artistic directorship of the Baroque New music Pageant (considering the fact that 2011), she serves as concertmaster throughout the nation, and in Europe, of the greatest Baroque ensembles.

Elizabeth Blumenstock performs at the Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar 2018. Photograph: Gary Payne

“The Guarneri violin is really considerably a 17th century type, with a highly arched belly, a carved back, not a flat easy shaping instrument,” she mentioned. “It’s incredibly attractive and possess a commonly shiny, obvious, sweet audio, with a honest resonance, not as much as some, so it’s a very little dependent on the setting. It’s intended to be played in churches.”

Fantastic detail, considering that numerous of the Baroque Music Pageant concert events take position in nearby churches.

Blumenstock’s alternatives of Baroque masterpieces for the 2023 Baroque New music Festival involves an array of sacred Bach cantatas double, triple, and sextuple concertos by Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann two live shows themed all around Bach’s imitators, and his “indestructible” mastery expressed by wide-ranging arrangements and a flute recital, which include two of his not often heard flute sonatas.

Baroque New music Pageant Orchestra / photo by Gary Payne

This year’s 43rd Festival is anchored by two Sunday afternoon concert events at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach front showcasing the Festival Orchestra. For the opening overall performance, the ensemble accompanies an array of soloists—all players from its ranks—in concertos for many instruments. Bach’s initial orchestral suite completes the system.

A few night concert events positioned among the greater-scale Sunday functions present chamber ensembles and soloists. Monday evening’s Bach Flute Recital would make use of the exceptional acoustics in the more personal sanctuary of St. Michael & All Angels Church in Corona del Mar.

Because the inaugural Baroque Tunes Pageant in 1981, weeknight concerts have been held in just the hidden oasis of Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar. This 12 months musicians will gather there on the Wednesday and Friday evenings of Festival 7 days for a pair of chamber concert events taking a lighter angle on Bach’s output.

Baroque Audio Pageant at Sherman Gardens

The 43rd summer time period will near with Darkness & Gentle, showcasing some of Bach’s most going vocal new music. LA-primarily based soprano soloist Jennifer Ellis Kampani returns, joined by debuting Baroque specialist vocalists from further more afield. The Finale orchestra features pairs of viola da gambas and recorders, as nicely as baroque strings, oboes, bassoon, and harpsichord.

In addition to the ticketed concert events, audiences are invited to love Baroque audio done al fresco by South Coastline Brass, starting 45 minutes in advance of each live performance. At all performances, audience customers and musicians love mingling for discussion and refreshment at complimentary wine and waters receptions.

Tickets for the 2023 Baroque New music Pageant are on sale now.

Subscriptions are $325 for all five concerts. Selling price contains reservable high quality seating at each and every live performance and a non-public post‐concert dinner next the Festival Finale on Sunday, June 25.

One Tickets variety from $45 to $55 for unique concert events, for open up seating.

The Baroque Tunes Pageant in Corona del Mar in 2015.
— Image by Pamela Diamond ©

Learners Go for Baroque rush tickets (age 12 and over) are $5 on the day of efficiency only, dollars or Venmo only, with Student ID. You should email [email protected] for further details, and to inquire about team bookings and an open dress rehearsal for learners.

Completely for NMUSD households: thanks to help from the Metropolis of Newport Seashore, the grownup accompanying any NMUSD pupil(s) is also qualified for the $5 hurry ticket level. Evidence of enrollment at an NMUSD faculty is demanded to receive the discounted level.

How to obtain: Festival subscriptions, solitary tickets and complete location and concert data are at or readily available by calling (949) 760‐7887 and leaving a concept for a callback inside 24 several hours.

The Baroque Audio Pageant was started in 1981 by Dr. Burton Karson, then Professor of Audio at CSU Fullerton. The once-a-year season of five June concerts is a substantial-excellent musical expertise and an obtainable way to discover, or rediscover, the uplifting elegance and pleasure of Baroque-era music (published from all around 1600 to 1750), proper in the coronary heart of the nearby local community. Over the earlier 4 decades, the Festival has evolved as equally an esteemed and popular cultural institution in Orange County.