Boston Baroque Cancels March & April Performances

By Francisco Salazar

The Boston Baroque will postpone its March performances of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Gloria to a yet-to-be determined date later this spring and has announced that the April opera production of Handel’s “Ariodante” has been cancelled.

The company noted in a statement, “In light of New England Conservatory’s decision to close its campus to the public, and as the Governor of Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency throughout the Commonwealth, we feel this is the most prudent path forward, given the uncertain situation at hand and the limited options available to us. That said, the arts play an important role in times of challenge, and it is my hope that Boston Baroque—through our recordings and videos—will continue to be a source of inspiration and joy throughout the coming weeks and months, albeit in a different medium.”

Boston Baroque plans to invest in alternate concert experiences for it patrons and will release archival recordings of past opera productions
online to stream. The company also stated that it will exchange tickets for alternate concerts to ticket holders of Handel’s “Ariodante.”