The mission of the American Baroque Orchestra (ABO) is to engage audiences with historically-informed performances of magnficent music. 

Through concerts and educational intiatives that span the country, ABO brings history to life in ways that touch the hearts and minds of individuals. 

ABO's members consist of renowned specialists in period-instrument performance. Under the artistic direction of Mark Bailey, the ensemble gives remarkable concerts of great music for listeners today, and for seasons to come!


 The American Baroque Orchestra's mission encompasses: 

-Performing concerts throughout the United States  

-Research of period-style performance across the centuries 

-Formal instruction of performance practice

-Community education and outreach

Recent and upcoming highlights include:

-Voyage to the Colonies in partnership with the Chatham Historical Society 

-Music in the Galleries in partnership with Church of the Assumption (Ansonia, Connecticut)

-First edition of Handel's Messiah in partnership with The Town of North Haven
(American Baroque Orchestra and Singers) 

-Choral Gems of Baroque Italy: Educational workshop and concert in the San Francisco Bay Area

-First edition of J.S. Bach's Passion According to St. John, in partnership with St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Fairfield, Connecticut)

-Numerous world premieres of original transcriptions, including works from colonial America and 17th/18th century Eastern Europe