Nicholas Kraemer © Robert Carpenter TurnerCritical acclaim for Nicholas Kraemer’s Bach with the Chicago Symphony:  “Kraemer … is as comfortable playing Baroque repertory with symphony orchestras as with period-instrument groups. He had no trouble transferring his ideas about balance, scale, articulation and phrasing … Kraemer made adherence to matters of period style a means to an end rather than the end in itself. The end was vigorous and polished Bach playing. ” John von Rhein – Chicago Tribune

Nicholas Kraemer © Robert Carpenter TurnerConductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos on November 20, 21, 22, 23 & 25. In addition, he will conduct the Civic Orchestra  & Chicago Chorale on November 24 in a programme of Elgar In the South – Alassio and the Mozart Mass in C Minor.

Samuel Boden - tenorTenor Samuel Boden joins The Bach Players for a recording of Bach Wachet Auf and Buxtehude Wachet Auf and Quemadmodum desiderat cervus. Just released is his recording of the Bach B Minor Mass with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen on Hyperion.

Rupert Charlesworth - Tenor c. Benjamin HarteTenor Rupert Charlesworth joins Rachel Eisenhut’s staging of Britten songs and chamber music, The Waves that Reach the Place with their Hands, for Klangundszene at the Theater Rigiblick, Zurich. Performances November 6, 7, & 8.

Sarah Champion - Mezzo Soprano - © Studio 52 - Low resMezzo Sarah Champion takes the role of Zenobia in Handel’s Radamisto at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. Martin Haselböck conducts Music Angelica Baroque Orchestra for performances on November 6, 8 and 9.