Don't miss this one! A comedic look at classical music...
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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
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