The Grand Tour Special Event
- Performance Dates
- July 14, 2023 4:30 PM
- Highmark Theatre & Forbes Avenue Plaza
350 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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$25 (includes your first drink!)
With music the vessel and Chatham Baroque at the helm, you will experience an aural Grand Tour of Baroque Europe. The program will take you to Germany, Italy, France, England, and Spain, showcasing the distinct national styles emanating from 17th and 18th Century Europe, and featuring the colorful verve, virtuosity, and spontaneity that have come to define Chatham Baroque.
“One of the country’s most distinguished period ensembles” (Palisadian Post)
“One of Pittsburgh’s greatest treasures” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
The ensemble has toured across the United States as well as in South America and Mexico, the Virgin Islands, and Canada. The New York Times praises their “colorful virtuosity”; the Washington Post calls them “musically impeccable”; the Chicago Tribune, “a splendid period-instruments ensemble”; and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette proclaims, “Pound for pound, you aren’t going to find a better ensemble … than Chatham Baroque,” and “in terms of quality of artistry, Chatham Baroque is comfortably on par with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera.” Chatham Baroque’s productions have been repeatedly listed among Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “Ten Best Classical Concerts” and the ensemble was called one of the “Top 50 Cultural Forces in Pittsburgh,” serving as ambassadors for early music in Pittsburgh both nationally and abroad.
Chatham Baroque prides itself on its commitment to the Pittsburgh region. It is Ensemble-in-Residence at WQED-FM and Calvary Episcopal Church, and its scope of work has been substantially broadened in recent years by exciting collaborations with Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, Renaissance & Baroque, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and Attack Theatre. Chatham Baroque also gives free family concerts at public libraries, presents its children’s series Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions, and participates in other various community and early childhood events.
The ensemble continues to thrive with a full calendar of concerts, tours, and musical collaborations, and has recorded ten critically acclaimed CDs, the latest of which is No Holds Barred: Stylus Fantasticus Sonatas and Suites of Biber, Schmelzer, Bertali & Schein (2017).
Chatham Baroque consists of Artistic Directors Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo & Baroque guitar), who invite an array of guest instrumentalists and vocalists for productions of world-class early music performed on period instruments. Chatham Baroque is “one of the country’s most distinguished period ensembles” (Palisadian Post), and “one of Pittsburgh’s greatest treasures” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). The Chicago Tribune calls them “a splendid period-instruments ensemble,” and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette proclaims, “Pound for pound, you aren’t going to find a better ensemble ... than Chatham Baroque.” The New York Times praises their “colorful virtuosity,” while the Washington Post calls them “musically impeccable.” The ensemble has toured across the US, South America, Mexico, the Virgin Islands, and Canada, and has recorded 10 critically acclaimed CDs. Chatham Baroque prides itself on its commitment to the Pittsburgh region. It is Ensemble-in-Residence at WQED-FM and Calvary Episcopal Church, and its scope of work has been substantially broadened in recent years by exciting collaborations with Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, and Attack Theatre. In 2015 Chatham Baroque and Quantum Theatre collaborated in making a Baroque-pastiche opera from Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, and in 2022 they worked together to present a modern premiere of Riccardo Broschi’s 1730 opera Idaspe, directed by Claire van Kampen. Since its successful 2018 merger with Renaissance & Baroque of Pittsburgh, Chatham Baroque is proud to carry forward the 50+ years tradition of presenting outstanding visiting early music artists and ensembles from around the globe. https://www.chathambaroque.org/
The Grand Tour
July 14, 2023 4:30 PM