Taylor Johnston Early Music Series

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

2017/2018 Season Performances


Harmonious Blacksmith
9/21 Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

Baroque chamber music by Bach, Telemann and Rameau played by four extraordinary musicians from the U.S. and the Netherlands. All University of Michigan faculty members, they include Aaron Berofsky, violin, and Joseph Gascho, harpsichord; Kathie Stewart, founding member and principal flute of Apollo’s Fire; and Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba, one of the world’s first early music specialists famed for his performances with Musica da Camera, Musica Antiqua Köln, The English Concert and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.

Generously sponsored by Dr. Robert W. Uphaus and Dr. Lois M. Rosen


Flanders Recorder Quartet
2/27 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

This world-class ensemble marks its 30th year and “farewell” tour with a mostly Baroque program, entitled “The Final Chapter,” including works by Bach, Telemann, Praetorius and Schein.


Tallis Scholars
4/15 Sunday, 7:00 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

Internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble presents “War and Peace,” a program commemorating those who lost their lives in World War I. Works from the Renaissance by Josquin, Palestrina, Victoria, Guerrero and Mouton, and by contemporary composers Arvo Pärt and John Tavener.