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 subscription series consisting of five programs that are performed at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall or Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, plus occasional additional concerts at other venues, to a total audience of more than 10,000 each year.
Boston Baroque has performed at major music centers across the country, and reaches an international audience with twenty critically acclaimed recordings that are heard by millions on classical radio stations in North America and Europe.
Boston Baroque is an equal opportunity employer.