Taylor Johnston Early Music Series

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

2018/2019 Season Performances


Dark Horse Consort
9/20 Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

This period instrument ensemble of outstanding players from throughout the U.S. will present “The Golden Age of Brass,” music of 17th-century Italy and Germany for two cornetts, three trombones and organ.


Academy Players
2/1 Friday, 8:00 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

A subset of New York’s Academy of Sacred Drama, this ensemble will perform music for Baroque violin, two violas da gamba, and harpsichord in a program entitled “England My England,” English instrumental music fromQueen Elizabeth’s Golden Age through the Restoration.


House of Time
2/26 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

House of Time, comprised of some of the best young early music performers in the U.S. today, will perform “1685: Year of Genius,” with music by Bach, Handel, and Domenico Scarlatti for Baroque oboe, violin, cello, and harpsichord.