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Upcoming Concerts

December Light
December 16-18, 2022

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Welcome to our 2022/23 Season
Musical Migrations

December Light
December 16-18, 2022

Strings and recorders bring a luminous glow to the winter night. Baroque favorites blend with our own new arrangements of traditional folk music from around the world. Corelli’s beloved Christmas concerto, lively French Noels, virtuoso solo concertos of Bach and Handel. Cynthia Freivogel, soloist.

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Bach Meets Vivaldi
January 13, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Presented by Center for Musical Arts in Lafayette, CO

Join the musicians of Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado for an enchanting evening of music by two towering figures of Baroque music: J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. The two composers never met, but our program imagines what might happen if they did! Excerpts from Bach's brilliantly crafted masterworks are interwoven with Vivaldi concertos that reflect the glimmering lights and vivid colors of 18th-century Venice. Selections alternate between the two composers in an intriguing musical dialogue celebrating the vibrancy and ingenuity of Baroque at its best!

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La Púrpura de la Rosa / The Blood of the Rose
January 27-29, 2023

La Púrpura de la Rosa (The Blood of the Rose) recounts the famous, fated, forbidden love affair between Venus, the Goddess of Love, and the very mortal and handsome Adonis. The Spanish libretto is by the great Golden Age dramatist, Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Filled with suspense, seduction, and comedy this opera’s music composed by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco is rich in harmonies, plaintive melodies and Latin American dance rhythms. Featuring Nell Snaidas, guest director and Grammy nominated Jennifer Ellis Kampani, Soprano.

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Appalachian Roots
March 24-26 2023

BCOC presents a transatlantic tour beginning in Stuart England where mystical ballads describing ancient fables blended with court compositions of art song and music salons. Emigrants from the British Isles packed their bags for the nascent land of America with their stories and tunes in tow, their music settling in the Appalachian hills. Here new instruments picked up old melodies and historical ballads took on a life of their own. Compositions and stories include those by Henry Purcell, John Playford, Niel Gowell, Jeremiah Ingles, ballads collected by Francis James Child, and all those tunes composed by the collective hands of generations of fiddlers and pipers. Featuring Cynthia Freivogel, violin.

Invitation to the Dance
May 12-14, 2023

“Characters of the Dance,” by Jean-Fery Rebel is a tour-de-force for solo dancer with our strings and woodwinds—plus minuets by Ignatius Sancho (composed for social dancing in 18th-century London) and Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1, powered by the lively dance rhythms of the Baroque.

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Voices, Violins & Guitars
A virtual concert, available on demand April 14 -30, 2023

Featuring sopranos Nell Snaidas and Grammy nominated Jennifer Ellis Kampani.

And a new series of Discover Baroque.

Sign up here for free monthly Zoom discussions. Topics include: Music in the Moment, Handel’s Messiah, Indigenous Music, Baroque to Folk, and more.


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Hear BCOC's music at the Denver Art Museum

Did you know that music from BCOC sets the ambience of the newly re-opened Latin American galleries at Denver Art Museum? Music selections from BCOC and our collaborators was curated by BCOC's Artistic Director, Frank Nowell.


View a free recording of one of our recent concerts

Hearts Resounding!

BCOC celebrates the power of music to evoke our brightest joys and deepest longings. Familiar music of Bach and Handel, Telemann’s spirited Viola Concerto with soloist Emily Anne Bowman, plus a new Chaconne for solo violin composed and performed by Martin Davids.
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Click here to watch this exciting Vivaldi concerto, a short excerpt, featuring Cynthia Miller Freivogel, violin soloist.

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Discover Baroque via Zoom
Learn more about what makes baroque baroque in these monthly, one-hour sessions, including lecture, musical demonstration and Q&A. Hosted by Artistic Director Frank Nowell and guest hosts. No charge — Donations appreciated. Register here for updates on the schedule and monthly topics, and to receive the links.

“The BCOC, in particular, is the best chamber orchestra I've EVER heard and its concerts are so incredibly intimate - always a breath taking experience. I can't thank BCOC enough for its lovely music.”

Katherine Murphy

“The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado... has built a national reputation as a first-rate period-instrument ensemble.”

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Our ensemble aims to bring the spirit of this wonderful music alive in today’s world, capturing its vivid and evocative colors, enlivened with the spirit of improvisation and dance. Baroque composers knew the power of music to move listeners to experience a spectrum of emotions, and the equal role of the performer in this endeavor. As an ensemble we take our cue from Geminiani, who urged musicians to be first inspired themselves, and “while the imagination is warm and glowing [to pour] the same exalted spirit into [our] own performance.”

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