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The Intention of Musick

The Intention of Musick is not only to please the Ear, but to express Sentiments, strike the Imagination, affect the Mind, and command the Passions. – Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762), whose music will be featured in our May 22 concert.

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New Photos Online

I’ve posted a new Flickr album with photos from just before the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra’s February 13, 2011 concert in Roswell, Georgia. This marked the debut of Julie Andrijeski as our director. You can see the viewer here: or go straight to

Read More interviews Julie Andrijeski is a new independent Web site formed by Atlanta arts critics who formerly worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Writer Pierre Ruhe interviewed Julie Andrijeski, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra‘s new Artistic Director, via telephone a couple of weeks before our concert of Sunday, February 13. Julie has a lot to say about her plans and the challenges the Atlanta Baroque …

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Our Singers Judith Overcash and Bruce Sellers

For our February 13 concert, “Music Then, Music Now” we are excited to present singers Judith Overcash, Soprano, and Bruce Sellers, Tenor Judith Overcash originally hails from Charleston, South Carolina, but now resides in Ohio. She has spent several years specializing in the interpretation of music from the Medieval through the early Classical period on the one hand, and the …

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Video on YouTube, Streaming Music on SoundCloud, Photos on Flickr

Yes, we’re on YouTube, SoundCloud and Flickr now. Going forward we’re going to make lots of new material available for you to enjoy on a regular basis. Hey, it’s Baroque, but it’s also the 21st century.  

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The ABO plays Contemporary Composer John Tavener

        ohn Tavener is a contemporary composer from England, born in 1944. His work fits beautifully with the Early Music aesthetic. So at the request of a patroness, in memoriam of a longtime Atlanta Baroque Orchestra supporter who passed away last year, we are once again performing Tavener’s “Song of the Angel” for soprano soloist and orchestra …

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Watch Julie Andrijeski perform “Spring” by Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi – “La Primavera” (Spring) – Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra – Julie Andrijeski, violin from Apollo’s Fire on Vimeo.

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An ongoing history lesson

I’m pleased to announce that I’m in the process of putting all the concert programs for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra’s entire career up on this Web site. I’m creating a page for each year in the ABO’s history, listing every concert, the program in brief, and each of the featured soloists. There will be a link where you can view …

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Telemann, Handel and Tavener, February 13, 2011

Sunday, 13 February 2011, 4:00 pm “Music Then, Music Now” Main Sanctuary Roswell Presbyterian Church 755 Mimosa Boulevard Roswell, GA 30075 770 993-6316 Directions (PDF format) Presenting our new Artistic Director, Julie Andrijeski With the Roswell Presbyterian Church Choir under the direction of Bruce Graham Program Suite in E minor for flutes and strings (Tafelmusik 1733), Georg Philipp Telemann …

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The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra on Wikipedia

Time for some scholarship! The ABO now has a new Wikipedia entry. All you music scholars out there should get yourselves a free Wikipedia editor’s account, log in, and revise and expand the article.

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