Thursday, July 3, 2014

VoxAmaDeus Supports People's Light & Theatre! All about Bach!!!

Don't miss this one! A comedic look at classical music...
In this innovative comedy by playwright and screenwriter Itamar Moses (Outrage, Boardwalk Empire), seven rival musicians resort to a hilarious battle of wit, bribery, and blackmail to win the most sought-after musical post in Europe. Set in 1722 Leipzig, Germany, "Moses uses an obscure historical incident as a jumping-off point for this funny, fiercely intelligent romp." (Los Angeles Times)
People's Light & Theatre
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA 19355


And for a taste of "live performance" Bach masterpieces...
don't miss these exciting VoxAmaDeus
concerts in our upcoming Season 28!


Keyed on Bach & Mozart

Sunday, September 14   6 PM    Daylesford Abbey, Paoli

Valentin Radu piano

Thomas DiSarlo violin
Edward Schultz flute

Bach: Piano Concerto in f minor
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20

In addition to his vast trove of sacred choral masterpieces, Bach wrote magnificent instrumental works ranging from his renowned Brandenburg concerti to his delightful orchestral suites, one of which, the Suite No. 2 featuring a solo flute, is being performed in this program. Also, Bach being a consummate organist and keyboardist, composed solo concerti for one, two, three and four keyboards with orchestra. The f minor is one of his finest. Like Bach’s, Mozart’s amazing legacy includes both vocal and instrumental masterpieces.Of his twenty-seven piano concerti, the No. 20 stands among Maestro’s favorites, and his soul-stirring Violin Concerto No. 5 enchants the senses.

Running time: 2 hours including one intermission

Bösendorfer Concert Grand Piano courtesy of Cunningham Piano Company, Philadelphia

Bach & Handel Gala
Sunday, March 8    5 PM    Gladwyne Presbyterian Church, Gladwyne

Valentin Radu organ and piano
Robert Spates violin
Elin Frazier trumpet

For many years this March tradition was a Bach birthday soirée to celebrate the great German Baroque master. This year we are adding the other giant German master (turned British subject and king’s court musician), Handel, to this quaint “Castle Somewhere”, beloved "Chapel-in-the-Woods" tradition—with Maestro’s “live notes”. Oh yes, Happy 330th, Johann!

Running time: 75 minutes – No intermission
Bach B-Minor Mass
Sunday, March 29    4 PM    St. Katharine of Siena Church, Wayne
Friday, April 3            8 PM     Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

Megan Monaghan soprano (March 29)
Karina Sweeney alto (March 29)
Julie-Ann Green soprano (April 3)
Jody Kidwell alto (April 3)
Timothy Bentch tenor
Kevin Deas bass

The High Mass in B Minor is Bach’s crowning achievement—his musical testament—written over a twenty-year period and never performed during his lifetime. It was discovered by Mendelssohn one hundred years later and performed then in Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church, where Bach spent his last twenty-seven years as its most prolific and famous organist, Musikdirektor and Kapellmeister.

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes including one intermission

The 3 B’s ~

Bach • Beethoven • Brahms

Friday, May 15    8 PM     Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

Peter Donohoe piano

Bach Piano Concerto in d minor
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5
(“The Emperor”)

This spectacular season grand finale is a “concert of concerti”, featuring the second appearance in Season 28 of the critically acclaimed British virtuoso pianist Peter Donohoe on a Bösendorfer Imperial Grand piano. Bach’s exciting d-minor keyboard concerto, followed by the elegant and heart-wrenching Brahms No. 1, and ending with the amazing Beethoven No. 5 “The Emperor”, make a true piano feast.

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes including one intermission
Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano courtesy of Cunningham Piano Company, Philadelphia