Music City Baroque 2017 - 2018 Season

2017-18 Season

While Haydn is often referred to as the father of chamber music, one can trace this form back earlier. Music was written for wealthy patrons and royalty for performances in their homes, for the church, and for the Collegiums active in the universities. These programs will explore the many composers and performers active in chamber music during the Baroque era, with music that is colorful, moving, and intimate — performed on period instruments for a sound like that heard when it was first written.

Church vs. State
Sunday, October 22, 3:00 p.m.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
3900 West End Avenue

Bach and His Rivals
Sunday, March 11, 3:00 p.m.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
3900 West End Avenue

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A Special Thanks to Allison

Allison Nyquist

It is bittersweet for Music City Baroque to announce that our Artistic Director, Allison Nyquist, is leaving after two wonderful seasons. We will miss her elegant playing almost as much as her kindness and generosity, but we understand her desire to focus her musical talent on her new home in Chicago, and to spend time with family (and her chickens) rather than on the road.

In her time here, Allison has led us through an array of musical styles and introduced musicians and audiences to new composers and works heard far too rarely. We hope to have her back soon as a guest, and in the meantime wish her great success in her various endeavours.