Save the Date!

Join us on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30pm

Handel's Messiah
The American Baroque Orchestra and Singers 

Experience this timeless masterwork in its earliest version,
as conceived by artistic director Mark Bailey


St. John's Episcopal Church, West Hartford
Music at the Red Door
679 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut

The concert is free admission, suggested donation $20

2018-2019 Calendar

September


September 11th, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
          Perspectives on Historically Informed Practices in Music 
          Associate Artistic Director Kevin Sherwin presents: 

          "The Conductor on Early Film: Coordinating Romantic-Era Orchestral Expression

September 12th, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
          Perspectives on Historically Informed Practices in Music 
          Artistic Director Mark Bailey presents:
          Common Style and Individualistic Expression: What Historical Recordings Reveal about the Romantic-Era Performer

Thursday, September 13th at 6pm, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom 
        Mark Bailey and Kevin Sherwin perform at Hughes Hall
          The Musica Vera Duo: Works by Mozart, Pepusch, Bortniansky, and Colonial American Composers

Thursday, September 27th at 10am, Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School, Hamden, Connecticut
        Voyage to the Colonies
        Outreach concert for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades

Sunday, September 30th at 4pm, Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, Connecticut
        Bethesda Music Series
          The American Baroque Orchestra performs "Voyage to the Colonies: Music of the Early Conncticut Settlers"
          Mark Bailey, conductor and artistic director
          Kevin Sherwin, co-conductor 
          Featuring Edson Scheid, violin and Kathryn Aaron, soprano

With support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts,
which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
        

October

Saturday, October 6th at 7pm, Church of the Assumption, Ansonia, Connecticut
         Candlelight Concert Series
         Chamber Music Gems of the Baroque: Works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Schmelzer, Corbetta and Purcell
          
Featuring Edson Scheid, violin; Isabelle Lee, violin; Mark Bailey, viola and artistic director; Denise Fan, cello;
Gabriel Benton, organ; Kevin Sherwin, baroque guitar 

Wednesday, October 17th, New Haven Lawn Club, New Haven, Connecticut 
           Visions of France (Private Members' Concert): Works by Bizet, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and Debussy
           Featuring musicians from the Yale School of Music
           Kevin Sherwin, conductor

Visions of France is part of an ongoing performance project, studying Romantic-era musical styles
in collaboration with the Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings


November

​Friday, November 9th at 7pm, Taylor County Public Library, Grafton, West Virginia
Saturday, November 10th at 2pm, Fairfax County Public Library, Falls Church Virginia
        Associate Artistic Director Kevin Sherwin performs The Guitar's Story on baroque and classical guitars
          Works by Sanz, Logy, Corbetta, Weiss, Mendelssohn, and Chopin

Sunday, November 11th at 11am, North Haven Town Green, North Haven, Connecticut
        Performance as part of The Town of North Haven Veterans Day Ceremony








December

Sunday, December 16th, Connecticut 
          The American Baroque Festival Chorus sings Holiday Favorites for Those in Need

February

Saturday, February 9th at 7:30pm, St. John's Episcopal Church, West Hartford, Connecticut
          The American Baroque Orchestra and Singers perform Handel's Messiah 
          Mark Bailey, conductor and artistic director
​          Kevin Sherwin, chorus master

May 

Dates TBA, The King's University, Edmonton, Canada
         Ukrainian Voices: Music of a Nation
         Workshops and Concert at The King's University
         Mark Bailey, artistic director and conductor
         

June

Dates and Venues TBA, New Haven, Connecticut 
          Joseph Bologne: The First Classical Composer of African Ancestry
          Mark Bailey, artistic director and conductor
          Kevin Sherwin, co-conductor
          Featuring Edson Scheid, violin

With support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts,
which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


August

Friday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 4th, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 
       The 4th Annual ABO Summer Festival
        Details and choral registration will be announced in January 2018
         Mark Bailey, artistic director and conductor