Baroque Masters

Friday Dec 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

at The First United Methodist Church


The Santa Maria Philharmonic Orchestra chamber players and Maestro Michael Nowak welcome one and all to a celebration of Baroque composers, a holiday season tradition for the Philharmonic.

The program features the orchestral music of Johann Sebastian Bach, the icon of the Baroque style and progenitor of the symphonic art music tradition, along with his compatriot in the Germanic style,
George Frederic Handel. The influential Italian composers Antonio Vivaldi and Archangelo Corelli will share the stage with Bach and Handel, highlighting the harmonic inventiveness and melodic genius on display in the Italian concerto grosso. Members of the Santa Maria Philharmonic Orchestra will display their skill in the intricate solo parts and rousing ensemble work, all under the careful baton of Maestro Michael Nowak.


There will be a pre-concert lecture that will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the music. This Pre-Concert Lecture is FREE and open to all concert goers.

The lecture will be held just before the concert, beginning at 6:50PM and ending at 7:10PM.


Complete Program:

Works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, & Corelli



Let’s SAFELY Listen Local Live! All current state and county health guidelines will be observed.

Please check our website for updates, event cancellations, or postponements.

For questions or assistance with ticket purchases, please call the Santa Maria Philharmonic office at (805) 925-0412.


December 1, 2023

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


The First United Methodist Church

311 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454,    + Google Map