The period-instrument ensemble Boston Baroque has launched Boston Baroque Radio, an internet radio station that will offer free live streams of each of five concerts this season. The first three streamed concerts will be offered in audio only: Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 (Nov. 15), Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 13), and Cimarosa’s Il Maestro di Cappella and Mozart duets and arias (Jan. 1). The last two concerts—Bach’s St. John Passion (Feb. 28) and Handel’s Agrippina (April 25)—will be streamed in both audio and multi-camera live video. The concerts will be recorded for later paid digital audio and video download in partnership with Naxos of America, following a new integrated media agreement with Boston Baroque’s musicians negotiated with the American Federation of Musicians. For studio recordings, Linn Records will remain Boston Baroque’s official record label. Boston Baroque was founded in 1973 by Music Director Martin Pearlman and performs five programs annually at Jordan Hall in Boston and Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  

Posted November 12, 2014