​In Third Coast Baroque’s inaugural season, the early music chamber ensemble, led by artistic director Rubén Dubrovsky, is reframing early music in Chicago by revealing the vast connections of world cultures and traditions found in repertoire from the Baroque era.

TCB’s second concert series “Groove!” picks up where their debut series “¡Sarabanda!” left off. While the season opener focused on examining the African and South American folk music roots of the dance known as the sarabande, “Groove!” will now follow the paths of the chaconne and passacaglia – with origins similar to the sarabande – as they traveled back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean during the 17th century and were embraced by European composers. Once again, voices will combine with period and folk instruments to evoke an authentic sound and experience for the listener. At each performance, audiences will be taken on a guided tour of the music as Maestro Dubrovsky explains how the elements, history, and context of these dances developed during the Baroque period and are still present in the music of today. 

“Groove!” will feature intoxicating chaconnes and passacaglias as set by Sances, Biber, and Visée, as well as familiar friends from the era like Purcell, Strozzi, and Bach. Don’t miss your chance to be swept away by these enchanting pieces!

Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm
Nichols Concert Hall | Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Special Ticket Pricing!
Advance Purchase: General Admission $30 during MARCH ONLY. (Prices increase to $35 April 1.)

At the door: General Admission $40
$10 Students (with valid ID)
Group Tickets (10 or more): Contact us for more information

Rubén Dubrovsky – conductor & jarana

Nathalie Colas, soprano
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
Angela Young Smucker, mezzo-soprano
Nolan Carter, tenor
Paul Max Tipton, bass-baritone

Martin Davids, violin
Jeri-Lou Zike, violin
Craig Trompeter, viola da gamba
Jerry Fuller, bass
Brandon Acker, theorbo
Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord