Conductor “[Nicholas] Kraemer has a special feel for Handel, making him one of the most authoritative Handelians in today’s early-music world... The stylish and trusty hand of principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer was evident in the symmetry of the programming as well as in the invigorating musical results… No texture was under-articulated, no dance movement under-characterized.” Chicago Classical Review of Plus Fours! Handel, Telemann, Locatelli, Vivaldi with Music of the Baroque. The concert is available to view on demand until June 12.
“… with the MOB orchestra and chorus in top form, and Nicholas Kraemer directing with characteristic insight and ebullience, Monday night’s concert at the Harris Theater proved more than the sum of its parts and made an enjoyable and exhilarating leadoff for the ensemble’s season.
Impeccably balanced, with superb choral singing, and played with polish and fine vitality across all sections, the English conductor put across the jubilant moments as surely as the passages of introspection and spiritual solace. ” Read the full review at Chicago Classical Review
Nicholas Kraemer is back with Music of the Baroque, Chicago for his first appearance with the group this season. He conducts a programme of Bach Cantatas 197, 159 and the Magnificat on October 6 at North Shore Centre for the Performing Arts and October 7 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago. See Nicholas talk about the programme at http://vimeo.com/73595063 and http://vimeo.com/69937382.
Back with his friends at Music of the Baroque Nicholas Kraemer leads an all Bach programme on November 18 & 19. Discover more at http://www.baroque.org/seasons/2012-2013/bravura-bach/
Read the full interview with Nicholas Kraemer in Chicago Classical Review. Kraemer returns to the Chicago Symphony with Telemann, Haydn, Mozart and Strauss on December 10, 11 & 12.