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Telemann’s Paris Quartets

Chamber music of the High Baroque

Saturday, October 3, 2015, @7:30pm

Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011 (map)

Beloved suites of music for flute, violin, harpsichord, and viola da gamba, featuring Annalisa’s new bass viol. Musicians include Matthew Dirst (harpsichord, Houston), Colin St. Martin (Baroque flute, Miami), and Jin Kim (Baroque violin, St. Paul)



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Celestial Sirens

17th-Century Italian Women’s Music from the Convent and the Secular World

Friday, November 13, 2015, @7:30pm

St. Rose Church, 2501 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati (East End), OH 45202 (map)

“Nearly all the nunneries practice music, both playing numerous sorts of musical instruments, and singing. And in some convents there are such rare voices that they seem angelic, and like sirens entice the nobility of Milan to go hear them.” (Morigia, 1595) Part sacred, part secular: the revolutionary new world of the female performer. Music for women’s trio with lirone, viol, Baroque harp, and theorbo.


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The Heroic Baroque Violin

Sunday, February 14, 2016, @3:00pm

Church of the Advent, 2366 Kemper Lane, Cincinnati (Walnut Hills), OH 45206 (map)

concert-03 composersMusic from the earliest days of the violin’s ascendency, featuring superstar Krista Bennion Feeney (NYC) playing music of Bach, Biber, and Leclair, accompanied by viola da gamba and harpsichord.

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The Voice of God and of Men

Early trombones and viols

 Sunday, April 10, 2016, @3:00pm

Old St. Mary’s, 123 East 13th Street, Cincinnati (Over-the-Rhine), OH 45202 (map)

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The lush, dulcet tones of early trombones and vocal viols will calm your soul in this special collaboration concert with the Dark Horse Consort.



Baroque Opera World Premiere

La Fête du Ruel, by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:30pm

First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati (Avondale), OH 45219 (map)

concert05-dudeCommissioned by the duc de Richelieu in honor of Louis XIV, Charpentier’s intimate Baroque opera would have flattered the Sun King and brought the attention of the court to the duke’s newly renovated château and gardens. When Louis failed to show, the duke was bankrupted and the performance cancelled. The opera has been awaiting its debut for 330 years. Be a part of history, as Catacoustic performs music that has never been heard anywhere in the world before.