Founded in 2007 by British baroque violinist Garry Clarke, Baroque Band has rapidly established itself as an important member of Chicago’s musical community. As Chicago’s period-instrument orchestra, it has been hailed by critics and audiences and has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting period-instrument ensembles in the United States.
The mission of Baroque Band is:
To present the highest quality performances of baroque music using period instruments and historically informed performance techniques;
To inform and educate the public - locally, regionally, and nationally - about music from the baroque era;
To provide opportunities for students and musicians of all levels and ages to gain hands-on experience with period instruments and techniques; and
To serve as musical ambassadors for the City of Chicago.