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September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Our season opener spotlights Artistic Director Matthew Dirst along with Sam Houston State professor Mario Aschauer in favorite concertos for two harpsichords by J. S. Bach. We’ll be inaugurating an extraordinary new instrument as well: a lavishly decorated harpsichord modeled after instruments known to Bach himself. This program of musical duels also features Ars Lyrica core string players in a bit of tuneful fencing plus a sonorous suite, both by masters of the Austrian Baroque. You won’t want to miss this exceptional musical match, a feast for the eye and ear!
On the program:
J. S. Bach, Concerto in C Minor for Two Harpsichords and Strings, BWV 1061
J. H. Schmelzer, Fechtschule (Fencing School)
H. I. F. Biber, Mensa Sonora Pars VI (Suite in G Minor)
J. S. Bach, Concerto in C Major for Two Harpsichords and Strings, BWV 1060
Matthew Dirst, harpsichord
Mario Aschauer, harpsichord