Canceled: À La Française — Rebel & Rameau
Music of the Baroque
On March 12, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot banned all public and private gatherings of more than 1,000 people, and urged that gatherings of more than 250 people be suspended for a minimum of 30 days. Following these recommendations, and in the interest of public health, the Harris Theater has canceled all planned events and performances through April 12, 2020.
As a result, Music of the Baroque’s April 6 performance, À La Française — Rebel & Rameau, is canceled. In light of the cancelation, Music of the Baroque is offering a free livestream from the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 5, at 3:00 p.m. The concert will also be simulcast on 98.7/WFMT and streamed at www.wfmt.com and via the WFMT app. Complete details about the livestream and broadcast will be available on Music of the Baroque’s website, www.baroque.org. Ticket holders for this performance will be contacted with next steps.
French style was the height of Baroque musical fashion. Guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley takes the orchestra on an exploration of its influence, from the visceral rhythms and catchy melodies of French composers Rameau and Rebel to Purcell’s King Arthur and Bach’s unforgettable Orchestral Suite No. 3.
Rebel | Les Characteres de la danse
Rameau | Ballet Suite from Castor et Pollux
Purcell | Suite from King Arthur
Bach | Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major