The Baroque Room in Lowertown St. Paul is launching a series of free lunch-hour concerts and lecture-recitals, beginning Feb. 16 and running occasional Saturdays through June.
Market Music 2013 is designed to coincide with the St. Paul Farmers’ Market, with concerts running an hour and lecture recitals, featuring the ensemble Flying Forms, 90 minutes—all starting at 11:30 a.m. All are free and open to the public.
Two highlights in the series are a “Who Taught Bach?” lecture Feb. 23 serving as a prelude to a Bach Society performance at 8 p.m. that night in the Baroque Room. On May 4, Jacques Ogg of The Lyra Baroque Orchestra and guest baroque violinist Luís Otávio Santos present a lecture recital on Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. That night, at 8 p.m. in Hamline University’s Sundin Hall, Santos performs The Four Seasons with The Lyra Baroque Orchestra.
Also in the Market Music series:
16 – Lecture Recital: A Baroque Tour: 150 Years of History
2 – Concert: from The Complete Rameau Harpischord Concerti
Flying Forms with Tulio Rondón, viola da gamba
16 – Lecture Recital: Creativity and Delight: The World of Baroque Improvisation
23 – Concert: Creativity and Delight
27 – Lecture Recital: Exploring Dance: Forms and Influence
11 – Concert: Drive the Cold Winter Away: Dance in Seventeenth-Century England
Glorious Revolution Baroque
18 – Lecture Recital: Performance Practice and Baroque Music Today
25 – Concert: from A European Tour
Flying Forms with Cléa Galhano, recorder and Jin Kim, baroque violin
1 – Lecture Recital: Unaccompanied: Music for One
8 – Concert: Music for One
Flying Forms with Tulio Rondón, baroque cello
15 – Lecture Recital: Rhetoric and Form: The Spoken Music of the Baroque
22 – Concert: from Cantar Alla Viola
Flying Forms with Nadine Balbeisi, soprano, and Fernando Marín, viola da gamba
For more information visit www.thebaroqueroom.com or call (651) 705-6772.