Video Concert Series 2020-2021
Welcome to our first ever Video Concert Series!
Over the coming months, we will continue to release unique, beautifully produced videos featuring extraordinary artists and showing exquisite detail of the performers, instruments, and venues. Once posted, videos will be available on demand through June 30, 2021.
Watch whenever, and as many times, as you’d like. Videos are viewable on almost any device, including your smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or smart TV. Each program includes artist interviews featuring Classical WQED-FM’s Anna Singer.
Subscriber benefits include exclusive bonus content and a special buy one, get one offer on gift certificate purchases.
how does a gift certificate work?
- Gift certificates are available for Subscriptions ($120) and Single Tickets ($18)
- Gift certificates can either be purchased via our online store or added on to your purchase of a Subscription or Single Ticket
- Following your purchase, you will receive an email from Chatham Baroque asking for the name and email address for each gift certificate recipient.
- Each gift certificate recipient will receive an email that will include your name, your (optional) personal message, information about the series, and instructions on how to view our concert video(s) on demand through June 30, 2021
- Gift Subscription recipients will receive an email notification every time a new video is available and will enjoy the same benefits as every subscriber, such as bonus content and buy one, get one gift certificates (see below)
- Gift Single Ticket recipients will choose which concert they would like to view. You may also recommend a particular video in your personal message sent along with their gift.
Give the Gift of Music this holiday season!
Gift certificates, CDs, and Tshirts can be purchased separately or as part of your ticket purchase
Chatham Baroque: The Art of the Trio
now available on demand
After a long break, the Chatham Baroque trio is back, this time in the comfort of your living room. Experience Baroque music as never before, with multiple camera angles, close up shots, and stunning audio quality, and for this program, the beauty and richness of the Music Hall at the Carnegie Library in Carnegie, PA.
Affectionately known as the “Carnegie Carnegie,” the Music Hall at the Carnegie Library in Carnegie, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh, offers one of the best musical acoustics in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Newly refurbished to its former Victorian era glory, the hall is home to our first online concert.
The artistic directors Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo, archlute, baroque guitar) have chosen some of their all-time favorite pieces for the debut of the Digital Concert Series, including works of Corelli, Buxtehude, Farina, and Bertali.
Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba
Mark Edwards, harpsichord
The Virtuoso Viol
now available on demand
Back by popular demand after his acclaimed performance of music by Beethoven in November of 2018, Jaap ter Linden returns to Pittsburgh to perform music by some of the most revered composers writing solo repertory for the viola da gamba, including Marin Marais, Georg Philipp Telemann, François Couperin, and J.S. Bach. Ter Linden, a Dutch cellist, gambist and conductor, currently serves on the music faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. A specialist in historical performance, he has conducted and performed around the world.
Joining Jaap ter Linden for this recital is Canadian harpsichordist and organist Mark Edwards, first-prize winner of the 2012 Musica Antiqua Bruges International Harpsichord Competition, and since 2016, an Assistant Professor of Harpsichord at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Mr. Edward’s harpsichord playing has been described as “bringing the listener to new and unpredictable regions, using all of the resources of his instrument, of his virtuosity, and of his imagination […].” He is a founding member of Ensemble 1729.
Upcoming: January 2021
Chatham Baroque: Multiplied
Chatham Baroque will entertain and ban the winter doldrums when we venture into seventeenth-century dance music by Rossi, Farina, Kapsperger, Murcia and others. With the help of video magic, you’ll be seeing double as each member of the trio covers more than one part. Gracious Pavans, dignified Allmains, and vivacious Courants and Gigues, as well as a zesty set of Spanish dances will be sure to brighten the dark days of January.
Upcoming: February 2021
Nigel North: Bach on the Lute
One of the world’s greatest players of the lute takes us on an intimate and sublime journey through the music of J.S. Bach. The program includes Nigel North’s own transcriptions of Bach for the D Minor Baroque Lute, including Cello Suite No. 4 (BWV 1010), Lute Suite No. 4 in E Major (BWV 1006a), and Sonata No. 2 for violin in A Minor (BWV 1103).
Upcoming: March 2021
Chatham Baroque: Hark, You Shadows
French Canadian soprano Pascale Beaudin joins Chatham Baroque with contemplative music for the Lenten season that will soothe and lift your soul. Our program includes one of the earliest baroque examples of the Stabat Mater by Giovanni Felice Sances, John Dowland’s famously melancholic “Flow my Tears,” Thomas Tomkins “Sad Pavan for these Distracted Times,” as well as works by Johann Christoph Bach, and Schmelzer.
Upcoming: April 2021
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Stephen Stubbs, lute
Time Stands Still
A duo of internationally acclaimed superstars, Reginald Mobley (countertenor) and Stephen Stubbs (lute, baroque guitar), bring to Pittsburgh a program featuring two English composers who were superstars in their own right: John Dowland, regarded today as one of the most gifted lutenists and composers of all time and Henry Purcell, a composer comfortable in many genres and a masterful composer of 17th century English song.
Upcoming: May 2021
Chatham Baroque: Stories in Song
Chatham Baroque teams up with five extraordinary Pittsburgh-based singers for Stories in Song. With Pascale Beaudin (soprano), Charlene Canty (soprano), Steven Caldicott Wilson (tenor), Yazid Gray (baritone), Raquel Winnica Young (mezzo-soprano).
Upcoming: June 2021
Chatham Baroque: Unpacked
The individual talents of Chatham Baroque’s artistic directors are on display in three distinct solo programs. Music of J.S. Bach, Telemann, Ortiz, de Viseé and others. Andrew Fouts (baroque violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo).