early music

Concerti Virtuosi: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, Concerto by Torelli

Virtuoso violinist and concertmaster of London’s famed Academy of Ancient Music, Bojan Čičić, guest-directs the Consort in a program of brilliant concerti featuring our own Bach Consort instrumentalists!

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060R
Concerto for 3 Violins in D major, BWV 1064R
Concerto for Oboe d’amore in A major, BWV 1055R

Giuseppe Torelli
Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in D major, G.11

Bojan Čičić, Augusta McKay Lodge and Tatiana Chulochnikova, violins
Geoffrey Burgess and Meg Brown Owens, oboes
Josh Cohen, trumpet
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

Pre-Concert Lecture:

3:00pm, Talking Bach is a series of free pre-concert lectures by noted Bach scholar Dr. Michael Marissen one hour before performances at National Presbyterian Church. The lectures focus not only on the musical elements of the work that will be performed, but also on the historical context in which the music was created. Talks are designed to enhance the concertgoers’ appreciation and enjoyment of the music they are about to hear. The series is open to all ticket holders.

 

Bach Around The Clock

CANCELED

Bach Around The Clock is a community-wide festival of the music of J.S. Bach.  Held annually on a Saturday near Bach’s birthday (March 21), this marathon event draws performers of every stripe, from beginning students to free-lancers to music faculty, performing Bach on everything from harpsichord and organ, to saxophone quartet and handbell choir.

This event celebrates the enduring legacy of Bach’s music and its continuing relevance today.  Free and open to the public, the performances are a gift from and to the Madison community, and are available to the widest possible viewership via live audio and video streaming.

We hope you can join us on March 28, 2020, from 10 am to 10 pm, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Madison, WI.

CANCELLED: The Passion: Bach’s St. John Passion—the ultimate tour de force!

Bach’s musical setting of the Passion captivates the listener in a highly-charged spiritual and emotional journey. The drama of Christ’s betrayal by Judas and his tortuous treatment and trial under Pontius Pilate unfold with an irresistible momentum that has left listeners transfixed and awestruck for centuries.

J.S. Bach
Johannes-Passion, BWV 245

Dann Coakwell, Evangelist
Jason Widney, Jesus
Mark Duer, Pilate

Amy Broadbent, soprano
Robin Bier, alto
Matthew Loyal Smith, tenor
Paul Max Tipton, bass

Pre-Concert Lecture:

3:00pm, Talking Bach is a series of free pre-concert lectures by noted Bach scholar Dr. Michael Marissen one hour before performances at National Presbyterian Church. The lectures focus not only on the musical elements of the work that will be performed, but also on the historical context in which the music was created. Talks are designed to enhance the concertgoers’ appreciation and enjoyment of the music they are about to hear. The series is open to all ticket holders.

 

Renaissance Street Singers

Sacred music from the golden age of polyphony, the late 15th to the early 17th century, sung a cappella in a public space somewhere in New York City. Check www.StreetSingers.org for the location.

The Passion: Bach’s St. John Passion—the ultimate tour de force!

Bach’s musical setting of the Passion captivates the listener in a highly-charged spiritual and emotional journey. The drama of Christ’s betrayal by Judas and his tortuous treatment and trial under Pontius Pilate unfold with an irresistible momentum that has left listeners transfixed and awestruck for centuries.

J.S. Bach
Johannes-Passion, BWV 245

Dann Coakwell, Evangelist
Jason Widney, Jesus
Mark Duer, Pilate

Amy Broadbent, soprano
Robin Bier, alto
Matthew Loyal Smith, tenor
Paul Max Tipton, bass

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