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Boston Baroque is the first permanent Baroque orchestra established in North America, and is widely regarded as “one of the world’s premier period-instrument bands” (Fanfare). The company performs orchestral, choral, and operatic works from the Baroque and Classical eras (approximately 1610-1840), using instruments and performance techniques that reflect the era in which the works were composed.
Founded in 1973 by Music Director Martin Pearlman, the Boston Baroque orchestra is made up of some of the finest period-instrument players in the U.S.; they are frequently joined by the company’s professional chorus and by instrumental and vocal soloists from around the world. The ensemble presents an annual concert series consisting of five programs at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, MA, or Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, MA, plus a chamber music series in Cambridge, to a total audience of more than 10,000 each year.