2013 Bach, Handel, & Vivaldi - 5% Advance Purchase Discount Applied at Check Out
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
3/2/2013 8:00:00 PM3/2/2013 8:00:00 PMAmerica/Los_Angeles2013 Bach, Handel, & Vivaldi At First Congregational Church of Berkeley2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704Website: http://americanbach.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=467785FalseMM/DD/YYYY
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ABS presents a pair of glorious works for soloists, chorus, and orchestra by Handel and Vivaldi, two master composers whose names, after Bach, are synonymous with the best of baroque music. Both of these psalm settings were commissioned by distinguished patrons and represent the epitome of 18th-century Roman and Venetian traditions. Alongside these two exuberant works, concertos for instruments noted for their epithet name "d'amore" will be performed by ABS favorites Debra Nagy and Elizabeth Blumenstock. Both the oboe d'amore and viola d'amore are known for their especially beautiful timbres. Mozart's father Leopold wrote that the viola d'amore "is a distinctive kind of instrument, which sounds especially charming in the stillness of the evening" … a beautiful sentiment for an evening of captivating music.