Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar
38th Annual Season    June 17-24

Elizabeth Blumenstock

Founded in 1981, the Baroque Music Festival presents five concerts over eight days every June in the Southern California communities of Corona del Mar and Newport Beach. Festive pre-concert music is performed al fresco starting 45 minutes prior to each performance, and afterward there is a wines and waters reception where performers and audience members may mingle.

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Artistic Director Elizabeth Blumenstock has programmed this year’s five concerts with an emphasis on works originally heard in 18th-century Paris, plus fascinating 17th-century discoveries and some wonderful Bach and Handel. The programs feature both familiar and seldom-heard music, unusual instruments, and exquisite orchestral, chamber and vocal works.
A Festival Subscription provides premium seating at all five concerts, plus admission to the private post-concert dinner following the Festival Finale on June 24. This year the subscribers' dinner will be held at the Farmhouse at Roger’s GardensOrder a Festival Subscription now, or browse through individual concerts below.
Behind the notes: Our own Rob Diggins is well known on the early-music scene from Portland to Orange County, and a familiar welcoming face on stage at our Festival. He leads a truly global life through his teachings in music and much besides. Find out more by reading Rob’s interview with Artistic Director Elizabeth Blumenstock.


Sun. June 17, 2018, 4 p.m.
St. Mark Presbyterian

The Festival Orchestra presents works originally performed in the famed 18th-century “Concert Spirituel” series in Paris, including a violin concerto by Leclair, Corelli’s beloved “Christmas Concerto,” and ballet suites by Telemann and Rameau.

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Wed. June 20, 2018, 8 p.m.
Sherman Library & Gardens

An ensemble of Festival favorites perform harmonically adventurous and texturally rich chamber music from Bertali, Becker, Buxtehude, Biber, Gesualdo, Hume, St. Colombe, Schmelzer and Tomkins.

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Sun. June 24, 2018, 4 p.m.
St. Mark Presbyterian

For our Festival Finale, sopranos Amanda Keenan and Josefien Stoppelenburg, alto Robin Bier, countertenor Clifton Massey, and bass Graham Bier join the Festival Orchestra in a concert version of this charming opera, accompanied by an entertaining narrative from Jon Lee Keenan.

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Bach and the
French Style

Mon. June 18, 2018, 8 p.m.
St. Michael & All Angels

The internationally acclaimed organist Jonathan Dimmock, co-founder of the American Bach Soloists, explores Bach’s fascination with French music — and its influence on his style of composition — in a recital featuring works from Clavierübung III.

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Les Petits

Fri. June 22, 2018, 8 p.m.
Sherman Library & Gardens

David Shostac (flute), Lara Wickes (oboe), Elizabeth Blumenstock (violin), Michael Kaufman (cello) and Gabriel Arregui (harpsichord) present works by Rameau, Telemann, Leclair and their contemporaries.

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All five concerts, priority
seating, private dinner

Premium-seating tickets to all five concerts plus admission to the private dinner at the Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens following the Festival Finale on June 24th. Visit our website for details, or contact us by phone, email or mail. We look forward to welcoming you!
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