Festive Baroque - the Power of Music

September 17, 2017 - June 17, 2018

Mountainside Baroque

Mountainside Baroque, Western Maryland's Early Music Collective, is proud to announce its 7th concert season, entitled "Festive Baroque: The Power of Music." This new season, its most ambitious to date, will again offer a variety of musical treasures, brought to the region by a bundle of renowned national and international specialists in music of the Baroque, Classic and Renaissance eras. Co-Directors Ryan Mullaney and Lyle Nordstrom have been developing this particular season for several years, gearing up to this season's culminating event: an early music festival in June 2018. It expected to help cement the reputation of our area as an important national center for early music.The 7th season will open on Sunday, September 17, at 4 p.m., at the Shrine of St. Peter and Paul, with "Totally Telemann," marking the 250th anniversary of Georg Philipp Telemann's death. Telemann was the most revered and famous composer of the first half of the 18th century. Even though Bach and Telemann were good friends (Telemann was godfather to some of Bach's sons), Bach was always passed over for employment in favor of Telemann. This concert will feature Kathy Stewart and Sarah Lynn, two of the most prominent Baroque flute performers in the United States. Telemann's "German Magnificat," performed with the Scholars of St. Cecelia and soloists, will also be featured.