Guts Baroque

A Period Instrument Duo

Welcome!

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!

California Mini-Tour August 2021: The Weimar Social Club

How we imagine Bach, Pisendel, and Telemann might have enjoyed some time together. image credit: John Ott Sr.

Join us in Southern California for three performances of our program, The Weimar Social Club, exploring the rich and musically productive friendships between Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Johann Georg Pisendel during the time all three were working in Weimar.

We premiered this program last summer online, and can’t wait to present it (with an additional sonata by Pisendel) in person in its full glory!

Saturday 8/7, 7pm

A Groupmuse at a private home in in Old Town Orange, CA

$5 reservation, $20 suggested donation. Groupmuse membership (free) required

Please note that this event will be outdoors and masks are indeed required. This has been updated (we just spoke with our host Kari) and is different from how the event is listed on the reservation page.

Sunday 8/8, 7pm

St. Wilfrid’s Episcopal Church, Huntington Beach, CA

$20 suggested donation, reservation required via Brown Paper Tickets by 3pm on concert day—option to pay in advance or cash-only at the door. None turned away for lack of funds.

Masks required for all. The Sanctuary at St. Wilfrid’s seats 400 so there will be plenty of space for social distancing.


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


We are busily working during this strange time to share all-new programs with you at home, live and on-demand. Your financial support during this time is deeply appreciated; you can help us with a monthly donation via Patreon, and access weekly work-in-progress videos, monthly live concerts, blog posts, and other fun things. Click “Become a Patron” below to join us there.


Next Concert Sunday 5/2: Friends and Rivals in the Paris Opéra

Presented by New School of Music, Cambridge, MA

Join us 4pm PDT/7pm EDT on Sunday, May 2 for our next all-new program!
Click the image above to watch here, or search for New School of Music on YouTube and look for Livestreams.

“I loved your concert today! Thanks and Congratulations to you [both] for wonderful music, beautifully performed.”

J. L.

“Bravo, way to go you two! I enjoyed the Bach concert. Especially listening to it LIVE. Thanks so much.”

H. R.

“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.”

A. I.

“Looking forward to the next concert!”

L. A.

“Thanks for a wonderful concert!”

M. H.

“I really enjoyed Italian Virtuosi, it’s a pleasure listening to you two play!”

E.S.

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