Chicago Early Music Festival to debut next spring
The growth and significance of Chicago’s early music scene will be spotlighted next year with the debut of the Chicago Early Music Festival to take place April 20-25.
“I think it’s fantastic for the city and for early music in Chicago,” said David Douglass, director of The Newberry Consort. “There’s always been a lot of early music going on, but the festival will help to raise our profile and increase public awareness.”
Spearheaded by Helen Vasey of the Chicago Cultural Center, the event is a collaborative effort between the city and the individual music organizations. The centerpiece will be Chicago Opera Theater’s production of Francesco Cavalli’s Giasone, which opens April 24, for which Baroque Band will be the pit ensemble.
In addition to The Newberry Consort and Baroque Band, other participating organizations include Music of the Baroque and the University of Chicago Presents. Performances will take place at a variety of venues and programming details are to be announced in the coming weeks.
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