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What is Early Music?  Early Music is music from the mid 18th century and before, music from the Baroque, Renaissance, and Middle Ages.  It is the most beautiful, enriching, exciting -- and ironically the freshest -- music you will ever hear performed by some of the best musicians anywhere.  Early Music is enchantment!
Welcome to Early MusiChicago -- your source for news and information about Early Music in the Chicago area and elsewhere.

Learn about Early Music at the Composers, Instruments, Genres, Organizations, Resources, and Publications pages. 

Get to know area Early Music performers at the Musicians, Ensembles, People, PhotoAlbum, and Recordings pages. 

For a complete listing of Early Music concerts, festivals, workshops, and other events, visit the Calendar and Events pages.  Coming Soon:
  • New Comma Baroque; together with the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra; will perform a concert, "Baroque--Old and New" with music by Bach, Graun, and other more modern composers.  more...
  • New Comma Baroque will perform a concert, "In the Court of the Prussian King - Virtuosity at the Court of Frederick the Great", with works by CPE Bach, Graun, Hesse, Hertel, and Quantzmore...
Look to the EMC Forum for the latest news, announcements, press releases, and more. 
Visit the Early MusiChicago Broadcasts and Calendar pages for listings of upcoming early music broadcasts on radio and TV. 

Shop for early instruments; sheet music; CDs, DVDs and MP3s; and other items at the Businesses, Sheet Music, and Recordings, pages.