Welcome to the website of the Baroque Music Festival, Corona del
Mar, California. Founded in 1981, the yearly Festival presents five
concerts over eight days in June.
We strive for historically stylistic interpretations of the great
masterpieces of the Baroque period and a few later neo-Baroque
works and are blessed with the talents of singers and instrumentalists
who are informed and sensitive to that style, the latter playing
instruments that are either period antiques or modern reproductions.
Thus you will hear music by Baroque composers much as it was heard
in their own time.
When you come to the Festival, please enjoy our lovely venues
and linger after the concerts to meet our performers and to socialize
with each other over wines and waters.
Printed programs are provided at all concerts. You are encouraged
to keep these programs, to read the notes, and to appreciate the
advertisers who have supported
us by thanking them for their generosity when you patronize their
establishments. To them, to you, to all of our contributors listed
in the program, and to the Arts Commission of the City of Newport
Beach we express our gratitude for continuing support of the artistic
life of this vibrant community.
— Festival Board of Directors