The Baroque Music Festival is back this year and available to all who call Newport Beach home. In it’s 42nd year, the first concert in this five concert summer season will take place on June 19, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The festival orchestra is led by Elizabeth Blumenstock. The selections for this concert include Bach’s Concerto for Two Harpsichords in C Major BWV 1061 featuring Ian Pritchard and Matthew Dirst, Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor featuring Blumenstock and Jolianne Einem, and the Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 42. In addition, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Oboes in D Minor will feature Stephen Hammer and Lot Demeyer, and Telemann’s orchestral suite Les Nations and Polonais will finish out the program.

Everyone is sure to return to their Newport Beach home with music dancing in their heads. Come early for the performance and enjoy pre-concert brass music al fresco. Also, stay after the performance for a complimentary wine and waters reception. The cost for tickets is $45, however, student tickets are available for just $5 with ID. The venue for this performance is St. Mark Presbyterian Church, located at 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd. in Newport Beach.

Additional performances in this festival are Follies and Fantasies on June 20 at CU Center, Concordia University, Irvine, Concertos in the Gardens on June 22 at Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar, The Joy of Dance on June 24 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Corona Del Mar, and Festival Finale: A Handel Gala on June 26 at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. Performances are happening in different venues around the area, and each performance has a different ticket price. Everyone living in Newport Beach real estate is invited to attend the Baroque Music Festival. Find more details about this event, view the program schedule, and purchase tickets here.