In conjunction with the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra will open its 15th season Sept. 7-8 with “Irregular Pearls: Music from the Time of Vermeer” under the direction of Artistic Director Julie Andrijeski.
The opening concert will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Roswell Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 755 Mimosa Boulevard.
The performance in Roswell will feature a concert of music by 17th-century masters from the time of Vermeer that will add a musical dimension to the High Museum of Art’s blockbuster exhibition “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis.”
Music at both the Roswell concert and High Museum of Art events will feature works by such 17th-century European masters as Samuel Scheidt, Jacob Van Eyck, Heinrich Scheidemann and William Brade, many of which have been specially arranged by Andrijeski for the ensemble.
“We are very pleased to be able to add a rich period musical dimension to the spectacular showcase of paintings from The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, one of the art world’s eminent treasures,” said Andrijeski. “This is our first collaboration with the High Museum of Art, and we are excited to introduce Atlanta-area audiences to the music of contemporaries of Vermeer and Rembrandt.”
Joining the ABO for this concert will be the orchestra’s founder and Director Emeritus, lutenist Lyle Nordstrom.
- $20 regular admission in advance, if ordered online;
- $25 at the door;
- $15 senior citizens in advance, if ordered online;
- $20 senior citizens at the door;
- $10 students in advance online, or at the door;
- $10 members of Roswell Presbyterian Church and Atlanta Early Music Alliance at the door.
Group discounts are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ABO will be returning to Roswell Presbyterian later in the season:
- Collaborations from Within: A Special Anniversary Retrospective, led by Julie Andrijeski, with a performance on Sunday, Jan. 12;
- Bach Birthday Bash with the Georgia Boy Choir, featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, on Sunday, March 23.