Maya Kherani, Amanda Forsythe & Aaron Sheehan Headline Baroque Streams For Holidays

(Credit: https://www.wgbh.org/music/baroque-christmas-bemf) Boston Baroque and Boston Early Music Festival will stream several baroque pieces for the holidays, including Händel’s celebrated “Messiah.” First up, soprano Maya Kherani, counter-tenor Christopher Lowrey, tenor Aaron Sheehan, and bass-baritone Kevin Deas perform “Messiah.” Boston Baroque Music Director Martin Pearlman conducts. The concert was recorded and streamed live on IDAGIO on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 in {…}

Anthony Roth Costanzo, Daniela Mack, Amanda Forsythe, Maya Kherani Headline Boston Baroque’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Kathy Wittman) Boston Baroque has announced its 2021-22 season which will include live performances streamed digitally via IDAGIO. “While we continue presenting great music on period instruments, Boston Baroque is embracing technology as a way to reach new audiences, much as we did when we became the first period instrument orchestra in North America to sign a major record {…}

Wendy Bryn Harmer, Susanna Phillips Headline Boston Baroque Virtual 2020-21 Season

Boston Baroque has unveiled a brand new 2020-21 virtual season, which will include the online launch of monthly releases from the company’s archives. It all starts on Sept. 15 with Beethoven’s “Fidelio” starring Wendy Bryn Harmer. In October, the company will release Biber’s “The Mystery Sonatas” with November’s release focusing on Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” starring Susanna Phillips. Handel’s “Messiah” will {…}

Boston Baroque to Reimagine 2020-21 Season After Jordan Hall Closed to Outside Organizations

Boston Baroque has announced that it will reimagine its entire 2020-21 season after learning that the New England Conservatory has closed Jordan Hall to all organizations during the 2020-21 season. With the 2019-20 season and summer 2020 festival season essentially canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 around the world, attention has shifted to the 2020-21 season. This news emphasizes {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Plácido Domingo, Aida Garifullina Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

More options, more variety. That is what is going on with the release of more streams from more companies. This week’s recommendations features the best mix of classical performances, traditional operas, and new works to engage the widest range of audience. Eugene Onegin – Opera Vision / Komische Oper Berlin (NOW) OperaVision kicks off its Russian festival in May with {…}

Boston Baroque, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival Team Up for Festival 1750

Three Boston-based organizations are joining forces with WCRB Classical Radio Boston to put together Festival 1750, a 10-day broadcast music festival. The showcase, which kicks off on April 20, 2020, features Boston Baroque, the Handel and Haydn Society, and Boston Early Music Festival. “As WCRB continues to explore ways to keep our audience and Boston’s vibrant music community connected, we {…}