SalonEra: Bach & Beyond

The perennial appeal of Bach’s music has inspired many artists across genres to adapt and arrange his music. SalonEra’s Artists in Residence (including host Debra Nagy, keyboard maverick Eric Milnes, and viola da gambist Mélisande Corriveau) together with violinist Shelby...

SalonEra: Performer-Composers

Meet string-player Doug Balliett, harpsichordist Nicola Canzano, and baritone Jonathan Woody: three acclaimed performers whose multi-faceted careers include composing new music for early instruments. They’ll share recent work as we explore their unique compositional viewpoints and creative processes. Nicola introduces...

SalonEra: Phoenix of Mexico

Bassoonist Catalina Guevara V├¡quez Klein, violinist Karin Cuellar Rendon (last seen in SalonEra’s popular Latin Baroque episode), and soprano Raquel Winnica Young each have a personal connection to “The Phoenix of Mexico,” Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695). In...

SalonEra: Divine Love

Esteemed musicologist Dr. Susan McClary has a reputation for brilliant and provocative scholarship. On November 8th, she is joined by internationally-renowned recorder player and cornettist Alex Opsahl and “alluring” tenor Jason McStoots to probe the ecstatic and often erotic overtones...

SalonEra: Machaut Man

Longtime friends and collaborators Debra Nagy and Scott Metcalfe of Blue Heron have co-produced a range of Medieval projects over the years, including last season’s “mesmerizing” Les Délices triumph, Machaut’s Lai of the Fountain (now available on Marquee TV.) In...

SalonEra: Connoisseur’s Christmas

On December 13th, SalonEra presents an intimate holiday episode featuring soprano Grace Srinivasan and harpsichordist Patrick Merrill. Leaving aside the mainstream Christmas fare, this episode reveals hidden treasures that include rarely-heard solo motets by Philipp Friedrich B├Âddecker (1607-1683) and Giovanni...

SalonEra: Ottoman Influence

January 31, 2021, Episode 7: Ottoman Influence: A Baroque musician, Ottoman music enthusiast, and multi-instrumentalist, Daphna Mor guest curates this episode exploring connections between east and west. As the Ottoman empire reached the zenith of its power in the 17th...

SalonEra: Circa 1500

February 21, 2021, Episode 8: Circa 1500: The decades around 1500 comprised a pivotal historical moment as developments in science, technology, global discovery, and visual art, changed the world ÔÇô quite literally ÔÇô as we knew it. Music was similarly...

SalonEra: Music Herstory

SalonEra marks the beginning of Women’s History Month with a special episode featuring favorite performances from the SalonEra archive by women composers and performers accompanied by intriguing insights from scholars and musicians from past episodes including Elizabeth Weinfield (Jewish Diaspora),...

SalonEra: Early Music in Asia

Featuring two guests passionate about decolonizing the classical music canon, this episode of SalonEra focuses on the histories and contemporary early music movements in China and the Philippines. With guest harpsichordist Joyce Lindorff, we trace the history of 17th and...

SalonEra: The Secret Garden

Renowned musicologist Dr. Francesca Brittan returns to SalonEra as guest curator of this unique, art-song focused episode. Dr. Brittan surveys the Romantic fascination with nature in this this virtual Schubertiade, features performances by GRAMMY-nominated tenor Nicholas Phan and pianist Corey...

SalonEra: Where the Wild Things Are

SalonEra closes out its second season on April 25th with “Where the Wild Things Are,” a music-packed episode that delves into the substantial repertoire of early music inspired by animals. This episode features contributions from harpsichordist Joyce Chen, recorder player...