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Sunday, February 1, 2009, 2:15 PM.
The Morton Arboretum Chamber Concert Series presents the Chicago Early Music Consort performing "Music for a While", beguiling 17th-century English songs.
Cost:  Tickets at this site; or call 630-968-0074.
Location:  Thornhill Education Center, Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-296-4829; or e-mail info @ ChicagoEarlyMusicConsort.org; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:00 PM.
Baroque Band will perform a concert, "Superbowl Baroque Sunday".
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 217-352-3045; or visit this site

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 12:20 PM.
Thomas Wikman, organist, will perform a concert of works by Bach, du Mage, and others.
Cost:  Free.
Location:  Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology, 1100 East 55th Street (55th and University), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Friday, February 6, 2009, 7:30 PM.
The Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series presents Pomerium, Alexander Blachly, Director, performing a concert, "Musica Vaticana, 1503-34: Musical Masterworks from the Sistine Chapel at the Time of Michelangelo".
Cost:  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-702-8068; e-mail chicagopresents @ uchicago.edu; or visit this site.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 7:30 PM.
Early Music Now presents Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra performing a concert of music by Purcell, Locatelli, Veracini, Bach, Handel.
Cost:  Tickets are $36-$46, $18-$23 for students.  Season and partial-season subscriptions also available.
Location:  Cardinal Stritch University Theatre, 6801 North Yates Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  call 414-225-3113 or 877-546-8742 (877-54music); e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 4:00 PM.
Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour will perform a solo recital.
Cost:  Free-will offering.
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 219 W. Maple Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 847-362-2174; e-mail haynorth @ aol.com; or visit this site,

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 7:30 PM.
The Northwestern Baroque Music Ensemble, Stephen Alltop conductor, will perform a program of concerti by J.S. Bach.
Cost:  $7 general public; $5 seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; $4 students.
Location:  Northwestern University's Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 847-491-5441; or visit this site.

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 2:00 PM.
The Newberry Consort in Open Rehearsal for "What a Difference a Day Makes".
Cost:  Free admission (to the Open Rehearsal only).
Location:  St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, illinois.
Friday, February 20, 2009, 8:00 PM.
The Newberry Consort will present a concert, "What a Difference a Day Makes", Venetian Music for Fat Tuesday & Ash Wednesday, the Consort's inaugural concert celebrating the life and work of musicologist and mentor Howard Mayer Brown.  With David Douglass, Director and strings; and special guest artists Piffaro, The Renaissance Band; and the Newberry Consort Singers: Ellen Hargis; Julia Bentley; Harold Brock; Jeffrey Strauss; Wilbur Pauley.   Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
Cost:  Ticket prices vary by section and venue, also by time of performance.  Multi-concert and full-season 10% and 20% discounts are available.  Visit the Ordering Tickets page for details.
Location:  St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, illinois.
For more info:  call 312-255-3610; visit the Consort website; or e-mail consort @ newberry.org.
Saturday, February 21, 2009, 8:00 PM.
Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
Location:  Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Sunday, February 22, 2009, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Northwestern University's Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston, Illinois.

Friday, February 20, 2009, 8:00 PM.
The Comic Intermezzo will perform a comic opera.
Location:  Saint Xavier University, 3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  e-mail info @ thecomicintermezzo.com; or visit this site.

Friday, February 20, 2009, 8:00 PM.
Northeastern Illinois University's Jewel Box Series presents the Flanders Recorder Quartet performing in concert.  Broadcast live on WFMT Radio, 98.7 FM; also streaming at this site.
Cost:  Visit here for tickets.
Location:  NEIU Fine Arts Recital Hall, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 773-442-4978; or e-mail CL-miller @ neiu.edu.

Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents the Venere Lute Quartet performing a concert, "Dutch Treat".
Cost:  Tickets are $28-$32, $10-$16 for students.  Season and partial-season subscriptions also available.
Location:  All Saints' Cathedral, 818 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  call 414-225-3113 or 877-546-8742 (877-54music); e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.

Saturday, February 21, 2009, 7:30 PM.
The Handel Week Orchestra, Dennis Northway, Director, will perform a concert, "Orchestra Alive!", with music by Handel.  Featuring soloists:  Sarah Gartshore, soprano; Thomas Wikman, harpsichord; and Marguerite Lynn Williams, harp.  Choreography by the Winifred Haun and Dancers.  Pre-concert lecture at 6:45 PM.  Reception with the artists follows the concert.
Cost:  $30.  Festival subscription packages available.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 708-383-2261; e-mail info @ handelweek.com; or visit this site.

Saturday, February 21, 2009, 7:30 PM.
The Madison Bach Musicians, Trevor Stephenson, Artistic Director, will perform a concert, "Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1", with Bach's Preludes & Fugues: F# major through B minor.
Cost:  $25, $20 students/seniors.  $5 discount when purchased in advance.  See this site for more details.
Location:  St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1833 Regent Street, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  e-mail trevor @ trevorstephenson.com; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 4:00 PM.
The Chicago Early Music Consort will perform a concert, "Per Amore", love songs from the Italian seicento.
Cost:  $15 suggested donation at the door.  Donations benefit Glenview Community Church.
Location:  Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm Street (corner of Glenview Road and Elm), Glenview, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-296-4829; or e-mail info @ ChicagoEarlyMusicConsort.org; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents the Venere Lute Quartet performing a concert of early music.
View the 2008-2009 season flyers here and here.
Cost:  Individual tickets are $15. Series subscription (six concerts) price is $72, or $12 per concert.  Children under the age of 16 are free.  As always at the Barn, you may BYOB.
Location:  the Byron Colby Barn at Prairie Crossing, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-543-1202; or e-mail bcbarn @ prairiecrossing.com.

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 7:30 PM.
The Northwestern Baroque Music Ensemble, Ellen Hargis directing, will perform a concert, "Music for Great Spaces", with works by Allegri, Tallis, Purcell, Handel, and Lotti.
Cost:  $7 general public; $5 seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; $4 students.
Location:  Northwestern University's Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 847-491-5441; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 7:30 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, Nicholas Kraemer, conductor, will perform Bach's Mass in B Minor.  With featured soloists:  Amy Conn, soprano; Tove Dahlberg, mezzo-soprano; Harold Brock, tenor; Thomas Meglioranza, baritone.
A free pre-concert lecture presented by Carl Grapentine begins at 6:30 PM in the church chapel.
Cost:  $60, $45, $38.  Visit this site for series subscription details.
Location:  First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-551-1414; e-mail baroque @ baroque.org; or visit this site.
Monday, February 23, 2009, 7:30 PM.
A free pre-concert lecture presented by Carl Grapentine begins at 6:00 PM in the Chicago Cultural Center (Randolph Cafe, north entrance).
Cost:  $75, $60, $45, $38, $30.  Visit this site for series subscription details.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.

Friday, February 27, 2009, 7:30 PM.
Handel Week presents Dennis Northway, Director and harpsichord; Kimberly McCord, soprano; Deborah Stevenson, oboe; Susan Ross, cello; performing a cabaret style concert, "Play and Sing in Dulcet Tone: The Intimate Handel".  Table seating; light refreshments will be served.  Reception with the artists follows the concert.
Cost:  $20.  Festival subscription packages available.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 708-383-2261; e-mail info @ handelweek.com; or visit this site.

Friday, February 27, 2009, 7:30 PM.
Saturday, February 28, 2009, 7:30 PM.
Sunday, March 1, 2009, 2:30 PM.
The Florentine Opera Company will perform Handel's baroque opera Semele.  With Jane Glover conducting the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and soloists Jennifer Aylmer, Robert Breault, Sandra Piques Eddy, Jason Abrams, Jason Hardy.
Cost:  Tickets start at $30.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  Call 414-291-5700 x224; or visit this site.

Friday, February 27, 2009, 8:00 PM.
The Callipygian Players will perform a concert, "The Italian Sonata", a journey through the development of the sonata in Italy, with music from the early 1600's through Vivaldi, Corelli, and Tartini.
Cost:  $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors.
Location:  Location:  St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church, 1424 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-912-8107; e-mail director @ calplayers.org; or visit this site.
Sunday, March 1, 2009, 2:15 PM.
Cost:  $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors.  For advanced ticket sales, call 630-725-2066.
Location:  The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle, Illinois.
For more info:  call 630-725-2066; e-mail director @ calplayers.org; or visit this site.

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 11:30 AM.
Andrew Schultze will present a lecture/recital/masterclass on Baroque Performance Practice.
Cost:  Free and open to the public.
Location:  Kretzmann Hall, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 4:00 PM.
The Grace Lutheran Church Bach Cantata Vespers presents Bach's Cantata #32, Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen ("Dearest Jesus, my desire").  Prelude at 3:45 PM.
Cost:  Free.
Location:  Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division Street, River Forest, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 708-366-6900; e-mail info @ graceriverforest.org; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 1, 2009, 11:00 PM CST.
Bach's Flute Sonata in E, BWV 1035.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 2, 2009, 3:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Concerto in C con molti stromenti, R 558.  Broadcast during the 3:00-7:00 "Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin" program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Cantata #80, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott; The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080.  Broadcast during the 12:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 10:15 PM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D, BWV 1050.  Broadcast toward the beginning of the 10:15-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 10:00 AM CST.
Purcell's Chacony in g.  Broadcast during the 10:00-3:00 "Midday with Lisa Flynn" program on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 1:00 PM CST.
Delalande's Deuxième Fantaisie ou Caprice que le Roy demandoit souvent.  Broadcast during the 1:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 6:00 PM CST.
Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 2, BWV 870/91: Prelude & Fugue #16 in g.  Broadcast during the 6:00-7:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, February 6, 2009, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Keyboard Partita #2 in c, BWV 826.  Broadcast during the 10:00-3:00 "Midday with Lisa Flynn" program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, February 8, 2009, 5:00 PM CST.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #3 in D, BWV 1068.  Broadcast during the 5:00-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 9, 2009, 11:00 PM CST.
Rameau's Pièces de clavecin en concerts.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 9, 2009, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's French Suite #1 in d, BWV 812.  Couperin's Le Rossignol en amour.  Broadcast during the 12:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 9, 2009, 3:00 PM CST.
Handel's Theodora: Angels Ever Bright and Fair.  Broadcast during the 3:00-7:00 "Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin" program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 10:00 AM CST.
Telemann's Overture (Suite) in C, Hamburger Ebb; und Flut (Wassermusik).  Broadcast during the 10:00-3:00 "Midday with Lisa Flynn" program on WFMT Radio.

Friday, February 13, 2009, 8:00 PM CST.
Music of the Baroque in a concert performance of Handel's Hercules.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, February 20, 2009, 8:00 PM CST.
Music in Chicago - Live from NEIU: the Flanders Recorder Quartet in live concert.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 11:00 PM CST.
Bach's (Organ) Trio Sonata #5 in C, BWV 529.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's seven excerpts from Anna Magdalena Notebook.  Broadcast during the 10:00-3:00 "Midday with Lisa Flynn" program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 12:00 noon CST.
Scots Tunes from the Rowallen Lute Book: five excerpts.  Broadcast during the 12:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 6:00 PM CST.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #4 in D, BWV 1069.  Broadcast during the 6:00-7:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Violin Concerto #2 in E, BWV 1042.  Bach-Segovia's Three Lute Pieces.  Broadcast during the 1:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 12:00 noon CST.
Handel's Water Music Suite in D/G.  Broadcast during the 12:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Three-Keyboard Concerto #2 in C, BWV 1064; Sheep May Safely Graze.  Broadcast during the 3:00-7:00 "Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin" program on WFMT Radio.

Friday, February 27, 2009, 11:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4: Violin Concerto #2 in g, L'estate (Summer).  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, February 28, 2009, 4:30 PM CST.
Telemann's Flute Concerto in b.  Broadcast during the 4:30-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, February 20, 2009, 7:00 PM.
The Newberry Consort will give a pre-concert lecture for "What a Difference a Day Makes".
Location:  St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, illinois.
Saturday, February 21, 2009, 7:00 PM.
Location:  Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.


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