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Mission Statement

The Bach and Beethoven Ensemble seeks to 1) pioneer cutting edge music projects that merge genres and disciplines, 2) present these works to untapped audiences, and 3) provide a platform to launch new and upcoming professional artists.

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We're not your grandmother's, grandmother's, granny's Bach.

Notable achievements include:

- a fully staged production, and sold out showings, of Scotland’s first opera, The Gentle Shepherd;

- a Northeast tour to New York City, Boston, and Hartford;

- a 3-month artistic residency at Old Town School of Folk Music (OTSFM);

- coverage by Chicago’s classical radio channel WFMT, RedEye, Chicago Tribune, and Early Music America;

- appearances on the Boston Early Music Festival fringe series, Bloomington Early Music Festival, and Chicago Early Music Festival;

- 5 commissioned works for early music instruments;

- productions of Monteverdi's Combattimento de Tancredi e Clorinda and Charpentier's Acteon;

- a collaboration with world-renowned Baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Baugess;

- and partnerships with 3Arts, Chicago Scots, OTSFM, DePaul University Humanities Center, and the Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers.

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