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Sunday, February 5, 2012, 3:00 PM.
Music students from the University of Notre Dame will perform an all Bach program of solo organ music, as well as cantatas for voice and organ.
Cost:  Free-will offering.
Location:  Hilltop Lutheran Church, 4114 South Ironwood Drive, South Bend, Indiana.
For more info:  call 574-232-5141.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 12:20 PM.
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Manz Organ Series presents Thomas Wikman, organist, performing a concert of works by Bach, Couperin, and others.
Cost:  Freewill offering.
Location:  Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology, 1100 East 55th Street (55th and University), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site or this site.

Saturday, February 11, 2012, 7:00 PM.
EnsAmble Ad-Hoc will perform a recital, "Courtly Love", French & Spanish Love Songs from the 15th & 16th centuries.
Cost:  Suggested donation: $5.
Location:  Oak Park Art League, 720 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  call Francy Acosta, 708-738-4079; Jose Luis Posada, 708-476-8603; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 2:30 PM.
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano; Angela Young Smucker, mezzo-soprano; Martin Davids and Wendy Harton Benner, violins; Vannia Phillips, viola; Craig Trompeter, cello; Richard Hoskins, organ; will perform a concert, "Bach & Handel ~ Virtuosic Voices".
Cost:  Free.
Location:  St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 7:00 PM.
The Northwestern Baroque Music Ensemble, Stephen Alltop, conductor, will perform a concert, "Great Motets and Psalms", with music by Bach, A. Scarlatti, and Handel.
Cost:  general public $6, students $4.
Location:  Northwestern University's Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-467-4000; visit this site.

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 5:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents Shira Kammen and Margriet Tindemans, vielle, harp, and voice; and percussionist Danny Mallon; performing a concert, "The Dawn of Joy", which takes its titles from an instrumental dance found in a collection of music by composers of the Italian Trecento (14th century), demonstrating the tinker's bagful of talents from the minstrels and jongleurs who improvised the original performances.  Lecture at 4:00.  Gourmet Medieval dinner following (by reservation).
Cost:  Tickets are $25-$50, $10-$25 for students.  Season and partial-season subscriptions also available.  Order tickets at 414-225-3113.
Location:  All Saints' Cathedral, 818 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  call 414-225-3113 or 877-546-8742; e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.
Friday, February 17, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Concert only, no dinner.
Location:  St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Corner of Main Street and East Avenue, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Ensemble Musical Offering; with soprano Sarah Richardson; will perform a concert, "A Chain of Love", with music by Negri, JS Bach, Fr. Couperin, Biber, Vivaldi, and Purcell.
Cost:  $30, students $20.
Location:  Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  Call 414-258-6133; e-mail info @ ensemblemusicaloffering.org; or visit this site.
Sunday, February 19, 2012, 4:00 PM.
Location:  All Saints' Cathedral, 818 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 2:00 PM.
The Newberry Consort Violin Band will perform a concert, "A High-Priz'd Noyse", with music from 17th-century English, French, Italian, and German courts.
Cost:  Free admission.  Limited seating, registering in advance is advised.
Location:  Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-392-0100; visit this site.

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 3:00 PM.
The Handel Week Orchestra, Dennis Northway, Artistic Director, will perform a concert, "The Grand Handel: Music of the Soul -- The Chandos Anthems".  Featuring soloists:  Amy Anderson deJong, Nicci Krebasch, Philip Kraus, Peder Reiff, and Henriet Fourie.  Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 PM.
Cost:  $35.  Festival subscription packages available.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 708-524-0695; e-mail info @ handelweek.com; or visit this site.

Friday, February 24, 2012, 7:30 PM.
The Roosevelt University CCPA Collegium, Garry Clarke and David Schrader, conductors, will perform a concert of works by Purcell, Vivaldi, Biber, and Corelli.
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue (7th floor), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Friday, February 24, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 10:00 PM.
The Haymarket Opera Company, Craig Trompeter General Director, will perform Charpentier's opera La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers. With soloists: Marc Molomot, as Orpheus, Peter van de Graaff, as Pluto; Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, as Proserpine.
Cost:  $45 ($50 VIP booth), but $25 standing room seats also available.  $35/$15 for the late-evening 2/25 performance.
Location:  Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  e-mail craig @ haymarketopera.org; or visit this site; or call the box office at 773-381-4551.

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 8:00 PM.
The Chicago Arts Orchestra with Chorus, Javier Jose Mendoza, Conductor, will perform a concert, "Transatlantic Voyages: 18th Century Galant Music in the Americas & Europe".
Cost:  patron $25; general admission $17; students and seniors $15.
Location:  Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-248-0644; or visit this site.

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Sunday, February 26, 2012, 3:00 PM.
Handel Week, Dennis Northway, Artistic Director, will perform a concert, "Sing and Play in Dulcet Tone: The Intimate Handel -- Music for Soprano, Recorder & Basso Continuo".  Cabaret seating with wine and chocolates.
Cost:  $35.  Festival subscription packages available.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 708-524-0695; e-mail info @ handelweek.com; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents Amy Conn, soprano; and Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano; performing in concert.
View the 2011-2012 season flyers here and here.
Cost:  Individual tickets are $15. Series subscription (six concerts) price is $84, 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; e-mail bcbarn @ prairiecrossing.com; or visit the Early Music at the Barn Facebook page.

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 4:00 PM.
Performers from the Bach Week Festival will perform a fund raising concert, "'Heroic' Works for Brass, Organ, and Percussion", of early and (mostly) later music, including works by Bach, Gabrieli, and others.
Cost:  Call 800-595-4849 for tickets.
Location:  Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St., Winnetka, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-293-6686; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 8:00 PM.
The DePaul University Baroque Ensemble, Jason Moy and Brandi Berry Directors, will perform in concert.
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  DePaul Concert Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site.

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 7:30 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas Kraemer, conductor, will perform a concert, "Baroque Journey--Telemann, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, Corelli". Pre-concert lecture by Dan Maki at 6:30 PM.
Cost:  $38-$60, depending on seating.  Series subscriptions also available.  Visit this site for 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 27, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Pre-concert lecture by Dan Maki at 6:00 PM at the Chicago Cultural Center's Randolph Cafe.
Cost:  $30-$75, depending on seating.  Series subscriptions also available.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.

Monday, February 27, 2012, 6:30 PM.
Rook will perform in recital.
Location:  Recital Hall, Music Building, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site or this site.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Thursday, March 8, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Monday, March 12, 2012, 2:00 PM.
Friday, March 16, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Saturday, March 24, 2012, 7:30 PM.
The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Harry Bicket, conductor, Francisco Negrin, director; will present Handel's opera Rinaldo.  Featuring David Daniels as Rinaldo; Julia Kleiter as Almirena; Elza van den Heever as Armida; Luca Pisaroni as Argante; Sonia Prina as Goffredo; Iestyn Davies as Eustazio.
Cost:  Varies by seating and day of week.  Call for more info.
Location:  Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive (Madison & Wacker), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-332-2244; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 3:45 PM.
The Grace Lutheran Church Bach Cantata Vespers presents Bach's Cantata #52, Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht! (False world, I do not trust you!).  Prelude at 3:45 PM, vespers service at 4:00 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.

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 10:00 AM CST.
Fasch's Concerto in G.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 3:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Two-Violin and Lute Concerto in D, R 93.  Albinoni's Adagio in g.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, February 3, 2012, 10:00 AM CST.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in g, R 315, Op 8/2, L'Estate (Summer).  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, February 3, 2012, 3:00 PM CST.
Handel's Concerto grosso in F, Op 3/4.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, February 4, 2012, 4:30 PM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G, BWV 1049; Cantata #35, Geist und Seele wird verwirret.  Broadcast during the 4:30-5:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 6, 2012, 3:00 PM CST.
Biber's Mensa Sonora: Suite #6 in g.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 6, 2012, 8:00 PM CST.
Live from WFMT: Baroque Band.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 10:20 PM CST.
Bach's Suite in A minor for violin & strings (after BWV 1067).  Broadcast during the 10:20-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 10:00 AM CST.
Anonymous: Istampita.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 10:00 AM CST.
Handel's Organ Concerto in F, The Cuckoo and the Nightingale.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Friday, February 10, 2012, 8:00 PM CST.
Music in Chicago: Music of the Baroque plays Bach in recorded concert: Two-Violin Concerto; Orchestra Suites #s 2 & 3; Wedding Cantata.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 11:00 AM CST.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #4 in D, BWV 1069.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 2:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Trio Sonata in a, R 86.  Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D, BWV 1050.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 10:00 AM CST.
Telemann's Three-Violin Concerto in F.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Friday, February 17, 2012, 12:00 noon CST.
Telemann's Recorder Sonata in dBach's My Spirit Be Joyful.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 11:00 PM CST.
Bach's Cantata #112, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 20, 2012, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb, BWV 1051; Zion Hears the Watchmen's Voices; Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 20, 2012, 11:00 PM CST.
Anonymous: Greensleeves.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 11:00 AM CST.
Anonymous: First Light, from Las Huelgas Codex.  Vivaldi's Viola d'Amore and Lute Concerto in D, R 540.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Two-Violin Concerto in d, BWV 1043.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:00 noon CST.
Anonymous: 16th Century French Dances.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 27, 2012, 11:00 PM CST.
Pachelbel's Canon and Gigue.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 27, 2012, 12:00 noon CST.
Locke's Suite in gBach's Suite for Brass (from English and French Suites).  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, February 27, 2012, 8:00 PM CST.
Live from WFMT: The Newberry Consort plays Something Old, Something New, early English music, and some modern works, for viol consort.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Keyboard Concerto #2 in E, BWV 1053.  Handel's Judas Maccabaeus: See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes; Sing unto God; Hallelujah, Amen.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 7:15 PM CST.
The Matthew Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts--Live from the Civic Opera House: Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Handel's Rinaldo.  Broadcast during the 7:15-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 4:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents a pre-concert lecture for "The Dawn of Joy".
Location:  All Saints' Cathedral, 818 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  call 414-225-3113 or 877-546-8742; e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 2:15 PM.
Dennis Northway, Artistic Director of Handel Week will give a pre-concert lecture for "The Grand Handel: Music of the Soul -- The Chandos Anthems".
Cost:  $35.  Festival subscription packages available.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 708-524-0695; e-mail info @ handelweek.com; or visit this site.

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 6:30 PM.
Pre-concert lecture by Dan Maki for the Music of the Baroque concert, "Baroque Journey--Telemann, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, Corelli".
Cost:  Free admission for the lecture (only, not the concert).
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 27, 2012, 6:00 PM.
Location:  Chicago Cultural Center's Randolph Cafe, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, Illinois.


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