New Vintage BaroqueNew York, NY
Praised by the New York Times for its “buoyant pulse…appealing energy” and “thoughtfully conceived” programming, New Vintage Baroque is an artist-run, adventurous period instrument ensemble dedicated to the creation of a 21st century repertoire for early instruments. Inviting audiences to examine their relationship with both the past and the present, their shows inventively weave together narration, new commissions, and music of the Baroque. Recent projects have included a New York-Netherlands tour of Gregory Spears’ cantata Virginiana, a rap cantata cycle by Doug Balliett, and The Passionate Pilgrim, a song cycle by The Oracle Hysterical. For their recent performances of Handel’s Rinaldo with Boston Opera Collaborative, the Boston Globe cited New Vintage’s “graceful, songful playing… a major element in the production’s success.” Upcoming premieres include works by Jonathan Dawe, Joseph Rubinstein, Simon Frisch, Dorian Wallace and Doug Balliett.
Fair is my love, by Elliot Cole. Written for New Vintage Baroque and Oracle Hysterical
New Vintage Baroque commissioned Oracle Hysterical to write 20 songs from the Passionate Pilgrim anthology that was though to be all Shakespeare. These songs are for baroque band and singers. Theses lovely songs intwine baroque, folk and modern musical idioms and have created a truly special sound.
New York Times review
On September 16, 2013, the New York Times published a review of New Vintage Baroque in its Music section. The review was titled “A Rap Imprimatur on Mythology, Exploring Hunters and Hunted,” and was authored by Vivian Schweitzer.