Early Music in Columbus
2019-2020 Season Concerts

East of the River
“HAMSA: Music of Andalusia, North Africa, and the Ottoman Empire”

Friday, March 13, 2020
8:00pm Concert
7:30pm Pre-concert talk

Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University
1 College and Main, Columbus OH

East of the River presents HAMSA featuring music from the geographic regions of Andalusia, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire, and the Sephardic Diaspora. Based on music using the melodic modal system referred to as the Makam, this program draws its listeners to the distinct beauty of and similarities between liturgical, folk, and Ottoman courtly music. 

“Culturally rich…Musically addictive.”  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
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Apollo’s Fire
J. S. Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion”

Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:00pm Concert
6:30pm Pre-concert talk with Dr. Lois Rosow

Mees Hall, Capital University
1 College and Main, Columbus OH

Apollo’s Fire and conductor Jeannette Sorrell – both GRAMMY award winners – bring a dramatic presentation of Bach’s transcendent oratorio. Featuring a double choir and double orchestra, world-class soloists, and children’s choir, this is a festive event to open Holy Week. Bach’s resounding sense of community envelopes the performance, as members of the chorus stand in the aisles and the audience joins in singing the chorales – just as Bach’s congregation did nearly 300 years ago.

“A resplendent performance…exquisite moments. The magnificent chorus [sang] to breathtaking effect…” New York Times
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40th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Mozart's Café

Please join us for a special celebration of our 40th Anniversary season

Enjoy delicious food and drinks provided by Mozart's Café followed by an intimate performance with Paul O'Dette! He will be playing a selection of 17th-century lute music.

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