Akademie f‹r Alte Musik Berlin Makes North American Debut

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The early music group Akademie f‹r Alte Musik Berlin opens its first American tour at Chicago's Mandel Hall tonight.

Founded in 1982 by a group of period-instrument enthusiasts in East Berlin, the conductorless group has gained worldwide attention since the reunification of Germany. Its North American debut coincides with the release of a new CD, Overt‹ren: Music for the Hamburg Opera.

The tour includes stops in New York, Washington, Boston, Berkeley, and Los Angeles over the next week; repertoire includes music by Veracini, Vivaldi, Geminiani, and Bach. A complete itinerary is below.

Friday, May 6: Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, Chicago
Saturday, May 8: Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York
Wednesday, May 11: Memorial Chapel, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Thursday, May 12: Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Friday, May 13: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston
Sunday, May 15: Wheeler Auditorium, University of California at Berkeley
Monday, May 16: Napa Valley Opera House, Napa, CA
Wednesday, May 18: Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles

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