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.
On selected nights of the festival, I’ve asked past artists to choose a surprise Youtube performance as a treat for our audience. Each selection will be preceded by a short introduction with the artist.
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