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

By David Salazar

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 be released in December online with a New Year’s Celebration set to follow in January 2021. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 will be spotlighted in February 2021 with highlights from “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” coming in March 2021. Handel’s “Water Music Suite” will be spotlighted in April 2021 and Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610” will be the main focus for May 2021. The season’s digital schedule ends in June 2021 with Handel’s “Jephtha.”

Additionally, the company will present monthly interactive virtual events that will be moderated by Music Director Martin Pearlman. The first of these is set to take place on Sept. 17 and features a conversation with Wendy Bryn Harmer and William Burden as they discuss their collaboration on “Fidelio.”

Subscribers will also get a chance to see a “Director’s Cut” of the monthly release, monthly concert talks with musicologist Laura Stanfield Prichard, and a series of short documentaries that the stories behind the music. Subscribers will also gain early access to the monthly release and have continued access to previous online content.

Finally, there will also be live-streamed concerts, including a performance on Sept. 26 of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”