The end of an era for the Newberry Consort

The end of an era for the Newberry Consort

M.L. Rantala, Hyde Park Herald classical music critic | Apr 25, 2022 Updated Apr 28, 2022 There was anticipation in the air Saturday night at International House here in Hyde Park as a substantial audience formed to hear the Newberry Consort. There was also a warm and...
Newberry Consort leaders will close the score with season finale

Newberry Consort leaders will close the score with season finale

By John von Rhein Try to imagine how Chicago’s lively, nationally respected early music scene would have developed without the pioneering efforts of the Newberry Consort. Now try imagining that worthy ensemble having survived for 35 seasons without the invaluable...

Newberry Consort explores the unique music of the Medici court

By Katherine Buzard Tue Feb 22, 2022 at 1:32 pm Newberry Consort performed Friday night at St. Michael’s Church. Photo: Chris Stavrou [Editor’s Note: Technical issues prevented this review from being posted last weekend.] The Newberry Consort presented a program...
Meet the Organetto, the Original Laptop

Meet the Organetto, the Original Laptop

by Kyle MacMillan, February 14, 2022 Catalina Vicens working the bellows on an organetto Attend a few organ recitals in a church or concert hall and you’ll know that the instruments can vary widely in size — from behemoths with several thousand pipes to moveable,...