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

“...full-hearted, moving and thrilling chamber music.”

Enjoy this personal note from artistic director Elizabeth Blumenstock introducing this year’s Festival.

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.




Only 10 days to go until this year’s Festival! Have you ordered tickets yet? Click on the concert links below for details and tickets.

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.
Fanfares! Our Festival Finale on June 24th, Handel’s Orlando, will be heralded by a pair of natural horns. South Coast Brass will play on the patio starting at 3:15 p.m., then early horn specialists Paul Avril and Loren Tayerle will perform fanfares and minuets from the Moravian Brass Duet Book. These anonymous pieces date from the early to mid-18th century and would have entertained in the evening after a day of fox hunting. Not to be missed! 


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, Biber, Buxtehude, 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, a stellar cast joins the Festival Orchestra in a concert version of this charming opera, accompanied by an entertaining narrative.*

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*Special note: The running time of Orlando is about 2.5 hours. You may wish to bring a cushion, as there is limited padded seating in the church.

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 after the Festival Finale on June 24th.
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