All concerts begin at 7:30 PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

St. Luke's Cathedral
143 State Street, Portland, ME

CELEBRATING BACH: Return of the Virtuosi

“Bach, The Father of Harmony” (Ludwig van Beethoven)

Sinfonia, BWV 249 (from The Easter Oratorio)

John Ferrillo, oboe

The Bach Virtuosi Festival Orchestra

Motet: Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225

Sherezade Panthaki, Ensemble Director

Festival Vocal Ensemble
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Elisabeth Marshall, soprano
Jay Carter, countertenor
Douglas Dodson, countertenor
Brian Giebler, tenor
Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
Joseph Beutel, bass
Jonathan Woody, Baritone

Brandenburg Concerto #2, BWV 1047

John Thiessen, trumpet
Adriane Post, violin
Emi Ferguson, flute
John Ferrillo, oboe
Arthur Haas, harpsichord
The Bach Virtuosi Festival Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Cantata: Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir (We thank you, God, we thank you), BWV 29

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Jay Carter, countertenor
Brian Giebler, tenor
Jonathan Woody, bass
John Thiessen, Douglas Myers, Michael Dobrinski, trumpets
John Ferrillo, Amanda Hardy, oboes
John Tanzer, tympani
Katelyn Emerson, organ
The Bach Virtuosi Festival Choral Ensemble
The Bach Virtuosi Festival Orchestra
Lewis Kaplan, conductor

 
 

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

St. Luke's Cathedral
143 State Street, Portland, ME

BEFORE BACH AND BEYOND

DIETRICH BECKER (1623–1679)

Sonata for three violins, cello and continuo in C major

Renee Jolles, violin
Ariadne Daskalakis, violin
Yibin Li, violin
Paul Dwyer, cello
Arthur Haas, harpsichord

GEORG BÖHM (1661-1733)

Prelude, Fugue and Postlude in G minor
Arthur Haas, harpsichord

SOFIA GUBAIDULINA (1931-present)

Reflections on the Theme: B-A-C-H

Yibin Li, violin
Agnes Tse, violin
Karina Schmitz, viola
Paul Dwyer, cello

INTERMISSION

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)

Trio in C minor, opus 66

Renee Jolles, violin
Paul Dwyer, cello
Henry Kramer, piano

 
 

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Etz Chaim Synagogue
267 Congress Street, Portland, ME

BACH IN THE SYNAGOGUE

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin
The Bach Virtuosi Festival Orchestra

Brandenburg Concerto #5

Jay Carter, countertenor
Renee Jolles, violin
Emi Ferguson, flute
Arthur Haas, harpsichord
The Bach Virtuosi Festival Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030

Emi Ferguson, flute
Arthur Haas, harpsichord

Aria: Ich habe genug (from Ich habe genug, BWV 82a)
Aria: Gott ist unser Sonn und Schild (Gott ist unser Sonn und Schild, BWV 79)
Duet: Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten (Jesu der du meine Seele, BWV 78)

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Jay Carter, countertenor
Emi Ferguson, flute
Renee Jolles, violin
Arthur Haas, harpsichord

 
 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

St. Luke's Cathedral
143 State Street, Portland, ME

1685: Music's Greatest Year, the Birth of Bach, Handel, Scarlatti

DOMENICO SCARLATTI

Sonata in E major, K28
Sonata in B minor, K27

Gabriel Shuford, harpsichords

J.S. BACH

Aria: Saget, saget mir geschwinde (Kommt, eilet und laufet, ihr flüchtigen Füße, BWV 249) Soprano & alto: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn (Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, BWV 23) Aria: Eilt ihr Stunden (Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV 30)

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Jay Carter, countertenor
Amanda Hardy, Catherine Weinfield-Zell, oboes
Renee Jolles, violin
Gabriel Shuford, harpsichord

J.S. BACH

Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
Katelyn Emerson, organ

INTERMISSION

J.S. BACH

Concerto in C minor, BWV 1060

Lewis Kaplan, violin
Amanda Hardy, oboe
Festival Orchestra

G.F. HANDEL

Arias and duets from Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17

Aria (Caesar): Al lampo dell’armi (from Giulio Cesare)
Recitative Aria (Cleopatra): E pur così (from Giulio Cesare)
Duet (Caesar and Cleopatra): Carò, Bella! Più amabile beltà (from Giulio Cesare)

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Jay Carter, countertenor
The Bach Virtuosi Festival Orchestra

 
 

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