Sunday Baroque Listings: July 3, 2016
One of this country’s leading early music groups is led by a British conductor: Nicholas McGegan became music director of the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in 1985. Together they’ve cultivated a reputation for their interesting repertory, award-winning recordings and sold-out performances, resurrecting long forgotten music. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra is one of the American musical groups you’ll hear on Sunday Baroque this weekend.
Someone once asked the biologist and author Lewis Thomas what message he would choose to send from Earth into outer space, and he suggested, “… the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach." Then he added, "But that would be boasting." You’ll hear music by Bach and several of his contemporaries all played by American musical ensembles this Independence Day weekend on Sunday Baroque.
For your Independence Day holiday weekend, while you get ready to grill out and celebrate with family and friends, you can listen to Baroque music played by American performers and ensembles including groups based in New York, Seattle, Houston, and Bloomington, Indiana. We’re celebrating some exciting American musical groups on Sunday Baroque this holiday weekend.
George Frideric Handel’s MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS was written for a huge, celebration in London’s Green Park in 1749. Unfortunately the festivities were dampened when the fireworks display caused a huge fire, and chaos ensued. Yu can enjoy the world-renowned pyrotechnics of George Frideric Handel’s famous Fireworks Music this week on Sunday Baroque.