Baroque Heroes

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Music of the Baroque (MOB) continues its 2022-2023 Season with “Baroque Heroes” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Harris Theater | Millennium Park.

In this program, guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley explores the concept of “hero” in an energetic, whimsical program. The soloist is the hero of C. P. E. Bach’s Cello Concerto. From the ridiculous to the sublime, Telemann and Rameau offer rich musical depictions of literary heroes in “Burlesque de Quixote” and “Suite from Castor et Pollux” respectively. The program also includes J. S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major. J. S. Bach was his son’s hero—as C. P. E. wrote in his father’s obituary, “Our Bach was the greatest organist and clavier player that we have ever had.”

Dance music composers from earlier generations are the great heroes of Baroque orchestral music. South Chicago Dance Theatre (SCDT) brings dances from Michael Praetorius’ “Terpsichore” to life with world-premiere choreography by SCDT founder and artistic director Kia Smith.

Running Time
2 hours
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie

9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 673-6300