Early Music America: Period Instruments Alive and Well

Period Ensembles Alive And Well by Laurence Vittes, September 30, 2019 Two recent developments in the North American early-music world signaled a changing of the guard. Richard Egarr was named Nicholas McGegan’s successor as music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale in San Francisco and Harry Christophers announced that he will step down as artistic director of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston at the end of the 2020-21 season. The outlines of North America’s exciting landscape of period-instrument ensembles are taking shape as Christophers opens his penultimate season with H+H on Oct. 4 with a Mozart program, Egarr leads Juilliard415 in music by Handel and Avison/S

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