At age 85, Lewis Kaplan draws energy trying to match or surpass what he has done before as a teacher, performer and music festival administrator. Speaking about the next Bach Virtuosi Festival at hand in early June, his conversation speeds up with enthusiasm as he talks about the roster of stars coming to Portland to […]
Bach and Handel: Two Giants Bach – Double Harpsichord Concerto, Toccata and Fugue, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 4Handel – Eternal Source of Life Divine, Who Calls My Parting Soul, Welcome as the Dawn of Day, These Labors Past, and Let the Bright Seraphim
J.S. Bach: Sacred and Profane Sonata No. 4 in C minor BWV 1017 Cantata “Vernugte Ruh” BWV 170Sonata in E minor BWV 1034Cantata “Weichet nur, betruebte Schatten” BWV 202
Join the Bach Virtuosi Festival in Portland, Maine for a baroque journey in a concert entitled, Before Bach and Beyond. In this performance, musicians will play Buxtehude, Vivaldi, Shostakovich, Bartok, Schumann and Bach, in addition to many more composers of this era.
All Bach: from Solo to a Grand Choral Work
BACH VIRTUOSI FESTIVAL Portland is a destination for all things Bach and Baroque in June. Cantatas, concertos, and cello suites featuring some of the country’s finest early-music makers can be heard in venues such as St. Luke’s Cathedral and the Etz Chaim Synagogue. Free master classes will be held at Portland Conservatory. June 17-24, Portland, […]
Whether performing Bach on modern instruments or discussing if he was considered avant garde for his time, Professor Kaplan offers delightful insight.