Don’t miss the much-loved Rembrandt Chamber Musicians’ Holiday Baroque Concert on Sun., Dec. 8, 2019, at 7:30 pm at Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 N. Sheridan Road, in Evanston, IL. This group is Chicago’s premiere ensemble that focuses on timeless classical chamber music and adventurous new works. Continuing the Rembrandt Chamber Musicians’ 30th anniversary season this promises to be a beautiful, celebratory evening.
Against the backdrop of glorious stained-glass windows of neo-gothic Alice Millar Chapel and enjoying its warm, resonant acoustics, Rembrandt ensemble members Sandra and Robert Morgan, Carol Cook, John Macfarlane and Calum Cook will be joined by renowned soprano Josefien Stoppelenberg; organist, harpsichordist and conductor Stephen Alltop; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster Yuan Qing Yu and CSO flutist Jennifer Gunn; and William Denton, principal trumpet for the Lyric Opera Orchestra.
This year’s Holiday Baroque program includes Baroque favorites by J.S. Bach, including the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049; his cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Shout for joy to God in all lands), BWV 51; and the Concerto for oboe and violin in C Minor, BWV 1060R. Alltop will play Georg Frideric Handel’s sublime Organ Concerto in F Major, op. 4, no. 4. Rounding out the program is Georg Philipp Telemann’s now-famous Viola Concerto in G Major—considered the first viola concerto in the canon—featuring Rembrandt ensemble member Carol Cook.
Rembrandt’s annual Holiday Baroque concert has become a popular holiday tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages. A complimentary reception will follow the concert.
Founded in the fall of 1990, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians enters its 30th season with a continued commitment to performing masterworks of the chamber music repertoire as well as hidden gems from the Baroque period to the present. The ensemble is recognized for its adventurous and eclectic programming, the artistic prowess of its members, outstanding guest artists, and its contributions to the ongoing evolution of the chamber music tradition. The group’s expansive repertoire ranges from baroque classics to contemporary works and has consistently garnered high praise and recognition.
Rembrandt celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with an all-Beethoven program in February; masterworks of the woodwind repertoire at The Winds of Spring concert in March; and a grand 30th Anniversary Celebration with its May concert featuring a world premiere for flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello, and piano by celebrated Evanston-based composer Stacy Garrop, followed by Gustav Mahler’s luminous Symphony No. 4, arranged for chamber ensemble.
General admission tickets for Holiday Baroque are $38. Student tickets are $10. For tickets, for more information, or to take advantage of subscription pricing for visit Rembrandt Chamber Musicians or call (872) 395-1754 or contact [email protected].
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Rembrandt Chamber Musicians
Founded in 1990, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians is a Chicago-based ensemble featuring principal members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Rembrandt perpetuates classical chamber music as an accessible, engaging, and deeply personal living art form by presenting world-class performances of well-known masterworks and hidden gems from the Baroque period to the present; collaborating with renowned guest artists; commissioning living composers to create new musical works; and supporting young musicians through an annual high school chamber music competition and educational outreach initiatives. For more information, visit Rembrandt Chamber Musicians.
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