"Alcina herself has an insane need to be loved and she does some pretty awful things." Stage director Chas Rader-Shieber
Lutenist Ronn McFarlane and flutist Mindy Rosenfeld's new recording is Nine Notes that Shook the World.
There are a lot of things that people might not know, many more twists than you’d think about Vivaldi.
....none of us could afford armor or chain mail. We did have some black and some leather and it’s sort of stuck
For the fiddle guys, I’m a little too classical and for the classicists, a bit too folky
We sing of love, of affection, and then of the madness that it can lead to.
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704) was one of the most important composers of the during the late 17th century. His compositional output has kept many baroque musicians in gigs, so when René Clemencic and his Clemencic Consort were deciding on music for trumpet and violin, there wasn't too much guesswork as to what they'd be recording.
The IU Opera Theatre’s production of George Frederic Handel’s setting of the Caesar and Cleopatra story really fits with Arts Week’s theme of Politics in the Arts. There’s international politics as Rome’s Caesar extends his sway over Egypt with the victory of Pompeo. There’s court and family politics as Queen Cleopatra and her bother King […]
Conductor Gary Thor Wedow and stage director Tom Diamond bring a long history of work on baroque opera together and on Handel's "Giulio Cesare" apart to this production. Oddly enough, it's Gary who talks about the dramatic stage impact and Tom who dwells on the music realm in the strange and beautiful realm of the countertenor in the interview.
As part of the Artsweek celebration, The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra will make their first Bloomington appearance with a musical tour of Europe. Martie Perry of the IBO explains what listeners can expect to hear during the performance.