Watch our Fall Gathering presentation on our video page, featuring a concert by Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin, and Mary Springfels, viola da gamba.
SAVE THE DATE for our virtual Winter Musicale: Sunday, February 21, 2021.
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Welcome to the Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar: an annual celebration of Baroque music held in Orange County, California.
News: We were saddened to learn of the passing of John Stahr, a Baroque Music Festival Advisory Board member for many years, previously a member of the Festival’s Board of Directors in the 1990s, and one of Orange County’s most important arts patrons and volunteer leaders. Read his obituary here.
Our Festival offers five professional concerts over eight days every June. We enjoy the talents of extraordinary musicians playing Baroque instruments, and of singers who are sensitive to historical styles, performing in intimate venues in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach.
The Festival’s mission is to present the astounding wealth and diversity of the Baroque era in a wide variety of ways. Large-scale works, with and without singers, are offered on our Sunday concerts, while our three mid-week programs give the opportunity to enjoy smaller scale vocal and chamber performances, all given by the finest musicians in the historically informed Baroque field.
We are proud to be a community festival and welcome you to our community. We offer the chance to socialize with our musicians over “wine and waters” following each of our concerts, and also take pride in our lovely and varied venues, which include the beautiful Sherman Gardens in the heart of Corona del Mar.
In addition to complete program and performer information, our printed program booklet each year features ads from many local businesses. We are enormously grateful to all of them for their generous support.
We look forward to seeing you at our concerts, whether for the hundredth or the very first time.
— Elizabeth Blumenstock, Artistic Director
and the Festival Board of Directors