After twenty years of service, the middle-aged Monteverdi was unhappy in his position at the court in Mantua. In search of a new position, to demonstrate his artistic talents, Monteverdi wrote Vespro della Beata Vergine. The resulting Vespers was so spectacular that Monteverdi was given the mu...
Fri, Jun 14 2019 7:00 PM — Sun, Jun 16 2019 5:00 PM
When Isabella d’Este of Ferrara married Francesco Gonzaga of Mantua it was like a Kennedy marrying a Bush. Together, they turned Mantua into the musical zenith of Europe. Hear the music from their court, with works by Monteverdi, Marenzio, and the first prominent Jewish composer, Salamone Rossi. ...
Saturday, June 15 2019 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Enjoy a gourmet brunch and mimosas while listening to music by Bach, Telemann, and Marini, as well as traditional Irish and Scottish tunes. Folk Baroque includes award-winning musicians Joy Grimes, Emily Rideout, and Zoe Weiss, who explore the counterpoint and connections between early music and ...
Saturday, March 23 2019 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Experience the Portland Bach Experience salon in Boston with Folk Baroque Trio - Joy Grimes (violin), Emily Rideout (viola), and Zoe Weiss (viola da gamba). Folk Baroque explores the counterpoint and connections between early music and folk music with music by Bach, Telemann, and Marini, as well...
Friday, March 22 2019 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
ThrowBACH Thursday - A 90s themed (1690s/1990s) party celebrating Bach’s 334th birthday. In the 1690s Bach was a bad boy teenager, drinking, trying to catch girls, and getting in fights. We celebrate this spirit with an evening of illicit deBACHery in the style of our own 1990s. Featuring baw...
Thursday, March 21 2019 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Join us for a brunch salon in Portland’s West End featuring Sarah Darling, whose “absolute concentration and astonishing precision” (Badischer Zeitung) and “sympathy and spirit” (Hub Review) was on display in June for Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, and internationally celebrated harpsichordist and C...
Sunday, October 21 2018 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Featuring the Portland Bach Experience Orchestra & Choir and Anachronism, members of Boston Baroque, the Handel + Hayden Society, A Far Cry, and returning PBE artists Sarah Darling, Jesse Irons, and Michael Unterman, in addition to award-winning soprano Ava Pine and harpsichordist John McKean. Do...
Saturday, October 20 2018 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
Hear the beloved work that revolutionized music by representing the sounds of nature: flowing creeks, singing birds, barking dogs, frozen landscapes, and warming fires. Featuring Adriane Post (Spring), Johanna Novom (Summer), Kyle Miller (Autumn), and Sarah Darling (Winter). Hear the world’s fi...
Sat, Jun 16 2018 7:00 PM — Sun, Jun 17 2018 4:30 PM
Featuring James Kennerley, Harpsichord and Diderot string quartet on period instruments. Hear the world’s finest artists perform the musical gems of the Baroque era in the picturesque stone chapel of The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary.
Friday, June 15 2018 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
The culmination of Bach's fascination with the musical possibilities of a single theme, Die Kunst der Fuge is as much a feat of mathematical genius as it is an artistic beauty. Performed by Diderot String Quartet. Hear Bach’s most indelible chamber music performed in intimate settings. Patrons m...
Thursday, June 14 2018 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM