New Vintage Baroque's touring group is a fixed roster of outstanding and world-renowned musicians.
Group Fee: $6000 *Special fee negotiations will be taken under advisement.

Praised by the New York Times for its “buoyant pulse...appealing energy” and “thoughtfully conceived” programming, New Vintage Baroque is an adventurous period instrument ensemble dedicated to the creation of a 21st-century repertoire for early instruments. Inviting audiences to examine their relationship with both the past and the present, shows inventively weave together narration, new commissions, and music of the Baroque. Recent projects have included a New York-Netherlands tour of Gregory Spears’ cantata Virginiana, a rap cantata cycle by Doug Balliett, and The Passionate Pilgrim, a song cycle by The Oracle Hysterical. For their recent performances of Handel’s Rinaldo with Boston Opera Collaborative, the Boston Globe cited New Vintage’s “graceful, songful playing... a major element in the production’s success.” Upcoming premieres include works by Jonathan Dawe, Joseph Rubinstein, Simon Frisch, Dorian Wallace and Doug Balliett.



New Vintage Baroque  and Oracle Hysterical team up in 2016 to create something spectacular and brand new. One part band, one part composer symposium and one part baroque chamber ensemble. We have teamed up to collaborate on making new, creative and adventurous programing for baroque band. Here we create programs that are composed for us and by us. Each program is thoughtfully conceived with narration, new music, and baroque music.

The Apocrypha program highlights works of questionable authorship from the Baroque. In the featured work of the concert, New Vintage partners with Oracle Hysterical to perform The Passionate Pilgrim: a newly composed song-cycle by Brad Balliett, Doug Balliett, Elliot Cole, and Majel Connery using text from an anthology of poems originally attributed to William Shakespeare.

  • Sonata a Quatour Stromenti in B-flat major, attrib. George Frideric
  • Handel Quartet in D-minor, TWV 43:d3, Georg Philipp Telemann (formerly Handel)
  • Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon in C-minor, attrib. Handel
  • “The Passionate Pilgrim” Brad Balliett, Doug Balliett, Elliot Cole, and Majel Connery