"Formed in 1993 as Benevolent Order for Music of the Baroque, the group is now known as Baroque Northwest and is made up of people who share the same dedicated and progressive attitude towards performing music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, early Romantic, and Modern eras. We challenge and question the traditional canon of what historical performance practice should be, as well as the traditional concept of what a concert should be. We have fun with our concerts while never violating the integrity of the music (we show respect for the dead). We make our programs accessible to the general public while keeping them stimulating to our regular audience of early music aficionados. While some early music ensembles chose to perform in costumes, we perform in modern clothes because we believe ancient music is for modern people. Our programs are given in a traditional classical music setting but we often speak directly and informally to the audience, sharing interesting and amusing anecdotes about the music and composers, and we have been known to encourage audience participation. ...
Baroque Northwest is the presenting organization for the Baroque Northwest ensemble. Baroque Northwest also currently presents the Baroque Flute and Viola da Gamba Boot Camp, workshops featuring visiting artists, and recitals by select individuals. " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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