I love winter: the low afternoon sun, footsteps crunching on new snow, huddling in bed under a comforter, that unusual pink night sky that signals snow.
Winter Baroque is on, and Nurit Pacht is back. Nurit has become familiar over the past four years as concertmaster of the Newburyport Festival Baroque Orchestra. On Sunday, 20 December at 3:00 PM, NCMF will stream a concert with Nurit (violin) and Eliana Yang (cello) to your living room. Check out this link for details. Tickets will be by voluntary donation in three tiers - $10, $20, $30 – or pay what you can afford.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Selected canons from "Art of the Fugue”
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Suite for unaccompanied cello, No. VI in D Major, BMV 1012
Ania Vu (b.1994) Dance Variations on a Theme by J.S. Bach *world premiere*
Francesco Maria Veracini (1690 - 1768) Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Cello in D Minor
Next week I’ll be posting a conversation with Ania Vu who has composed a new work written specifically for this concert. We’ll discuss her music, background, languages, and entertain the potential of a new Polish-Vietnamese fusion cuisine.
To tide you over until December, here is one of my favorite Concerti Grossi of Handel: Opus 6, Number 12 in B Minor, HWV 330. We performed this at St Paul’s a few years back.
Distant echoes, the vast roof overhead - I feel a slight chill and sense of awe when I walk into a cathedral. I get the same feeling of immensity when I listen to Bach’s sixth cello suite, a work the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich called “a symphony for solo cello.”
This post refers to the NCMF Winter Baroque streamed concert on Sunday, 20 December at 3:00 PM with Nurit Pacht (violin) and Eliana Yang (cello). Check out this link for more information. Donations are gratefully requested: consider $30, $20, $10, or what you can afford. (The sky's the limit!)
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