Taylor Johnston Early Music Series

This series brings high-quality performances of Renaissance and Baroque music played by guest artists from around the world.

2016/2017 Season Performances


Aldo Abreu, recorder
10/4 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
The prize-winning Venezuelan recorder player and his colleagues perform music of 18th-century Italy, Spain and colonial Latin America. With Sarah Ellison, cello, Peter Sykes, harpsichord


Bruce Dickey (MSU alumnus), cornetto, and Hana Blažíková, soprano
11/8 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
“Breathtaking: a voice and a cornetto entwined.” The doyen of modern cornetto players and one of Europe’s leading Baroque sopranos perform music of 17th and 18th-century Italy, featuring arias from operas by Alessandro Scarlatti. With Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba, and Michael Sponseller, organ and harpsichord

A co-production of Portland Baroque Orchestra and Pacific MusicWorks


Cappella Pratensis
2/28 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
Belgium’s award-winning choral ensemble performing Gregorian chant and music of Pierre de la Rue