Guts brings beautiful and unusual music that we love
from the 17th and 18th centuries to your ears.
We are passionate about playing early music on period instruments
and are constantly discovering new repertoire that we can’t wait to play for you.
Come experience the warmth and immediacy
of historically-informed chamber music!
Hear us LIVE and IN-PERSON for the first time since 2020!
We are featured in almost all of the concerts in this year’s Portland Bach Experience:
6/10 5pm Handel Happy Hour—Little Giant, Portland Purcell lute songs, Guts plays Coleman, Carwarden & Lawes (selections)
6/11 3-8pm Midsummer Carnival We’re concertmaster & principal cellist in Purcell’s Fairy Queen, and check out the whole Carnival of events!
6/12 9am-12pm Suite Ride John plays J.S. Bach’s 3rd & 4th Cello Suites at the Payson Park Farmer’s Market, 10am
6/12 7pm Purcell’s Fairy Queen Guts is concertmaster & principal cellist. Livestreamed and now available on-demand:
Sunday 6/13 10am-12pm Songs from the Golden Age Brunch at the Brunswick Hotel, Guts plays Coleman, Carwarden & Lawes, “The Plaint” with Sonja Tengblad from Purcell’s Fairy Queen, and Sonja, Ryne Cherry, and Jonas Rimkunas sing works by Dowland, Campion, and more with lutenist Dušan Balarin. Dušan plays two sets of music for the lute alone by John Dowland, Nicholas Vallet, and Robert Ballard.
Wednesday 6/16 6pm Music for a Wedding Feast Guts plays Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s 2nd Sonata with John McKean, plus sparkling, lush, and humorous chamber orchestra works by Francoeur, Rameau, & Corrette
Thursday 6/17 5pm Bach & Beer Guts plays in the Festival orchestra for works by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach—selections from tomorrow’s full concert
Friday 6/18 7pm Bach’s Double Violin Concerto—Portland Guts plays in the Festival orchestra for works by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach
Saturday 6/19 5pm Handel Happy Hour—Brunswick Hotel French baroque duos—a bite-sized taste of music from Sunday’s “Music for a Wedding Feast”
Saturday 6/19 7pm Bach’s Double Concerto—Brunswick Guts plays in the Festival orchestra for works by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach
Sunday 6/20 10am-12pm Music for a Wedding Feast Father’s Day Brunch! Guts plays Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s 2nd Sonata with John McKean, plus sparkling, lush, and humorous chamber orchestra works by Francoeur, Rameau, & Corrette
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Next Concert Sunday 5/2: Friends and Rivals in the Paris Opéra
Presented by New School of Music, Cambridge, MA
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“Bravo, way to go you two! I enjoyed the Bach concert. Especially listening to it LIVE. Thanks so much.”
“Bravo to you both! I love Bach and the two of you did him justice. Sorry I’m not getting to the live concerts, but thanks to YouTube I get to see and hear you on a rainy day in Maine.”
“Looking forward to the next concert!”
“Thanks for a wonderful concert!”
“I really enjoyed Italian Virtuosi, it’s a pleasure listening to you two play!”
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