NEW YORK BAROQUE INCORPORATED
Hailed as “truly excellent” and “studded with stars in the making” (New York Times), New York Baroque Incorporated (NYBI) is a conductorless orchestra of period instruments in New York City, bringing vital, informed, and fresh performances of a wide range of 17th and 18th-century repertoire, as well as creating a vibrant landscape for collaborations between historical performance and living composers. NYBI has collaborated with renowned soloists including Richard Egarr, Vivica Genaux, Monica Huggett, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Spoleto Festival USA. Striving to make period instruments a living art form, NYBI has premiered works by Nico Muhly, Hollis Taylor, and Huang Ruo. The orchestra also dedicates itself to bring to life unknown works of the Baroque, and has revived and presented modern-day premieres of Cavalli’s Veremonda (1652), Aliotti’s Santa Rosalia (1687) and Seckendorff’s Proserpina (1777).
The 2018-19 season will see NYBI launching a new 4-part series at Trinity’s St. Paul’s Chapel. Named Alchemy, each program is based on a classical element: water, air, earth, and fire. The orchestra returns to Saint Thomas Church for 3 concerts: the annual holiday tradition of Handel’s Messiah, as well Bach’s St. John Passion and an instrumental-only program of Vivaldi’s Spring, Handel’s organ concerto in B flat, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. NYBI is also making an exciting debut in its 7th season: at Carnegie as a part of Early Music in Weill Recital Hall with countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński.