posted at 4:07 pm Wed Oct 29th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Capital City Concerts presents The Music of J.S. Bach on November 22 at 7:30PM in Montpelier at the St. Augustine Church and on November 23 at 3PM in Burlington at Saint Paul's Cathedral (part of Cathedral Arts series) with an all-star line-up of soloists and professional chamber orchestra of musicians who hail from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Saint Luke's, American, New Jersey, and Vermont Symphonies.
The concert features a performance of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto by Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra guest principal trumpeter Sycil Mathai, along with violinist Theodore Arm, New York City Ballet principal oboist Randall Wolfgang, and Montpelier flutist Karen Kevra, who is also the artistic director of Capital City Concerts.
For many seasons Capital City Concerts assembled extraordinary musicians from Vermont and across the country under the direction of the late legendary Louis Moyse, a founder of the famed Marlboro Music Festival. This concert revives that tradition and welcomes back the soprano Hyunah Yu, whose star has risen quickly since appearing as a soloist in St. Matthew Passion with the New England Bach Festival in 1999, directed by Blanche Moyse. Since then, Ms. Yu was a prizewinner at the Walter Naumburg International Competition and a finalist in both the Dutch International Vocal and Concert Artist Guild International competitions. Her promise was confirmed when she was nominated by renowned pianist Mitsuko Uchida and received the coveted Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. This was followed closely by her acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut as part of their "Evenings of Song" series.
Capital City Concerts artistic director Karen Kevra decided to reinstate the Bach program due to popular demand. "Audiences crave Bach," she said. "The music we have programmed ranges from jubilant to achingly beautiful. Bach manages to break your heart and lift your spirit in the same moment -transcendent stuff. Perfect for the darkening days before Thanksgiving - a time for reflection and turning inward. "
The program will include the rarely heard, deeply moving Cantata "Ich habe genug", BWV 82a in its entirety, Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, Aria: "Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen" (" Beloved Jesus, my Desire"), and the crowd-favorite aria"Schafe konnen sicher weiden." ("Sheep May Safely Graze")
This concert is sponsored in part by Capitol Copy, Trust Company of Vermont, with media sponsorship from VPR. The Burlington concert is supported in part by a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation's Concert Artists Fund. For more information and to charge individual tickets ($15-$25) go to www.capitalcityconcerts.org. Montpelier tickets may also be purchased (cash or check only) in person at Bear Pond Books, Montpelier.
For more information and to charge individual tickets ($15-$25) go to www.capitalcityconcerts.org. Tickets may also be purchased (cash or check only) in person at Bear Pond Books, Montpelier.
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)