June 14-21, 2020 schedule

(full concert listing below)

Sunday, June 14

Brotherhood, Sisterhood – A dramatic production featuring the music of J.S. Bach with Portland Stage Company

Monday, June 15

Bach Chaconne: God, Music, and Numbers – Lewis Kaplan, violin

Tuesday, June 16

Before Bach and Beyond – Featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, and Britten

Wednesday, June 17

Bach Goldberg Variations – Featuring Arthur Haas, harpsichord

Thursday, June 18

Bach in the Synagogue – Featuring Trio Sonata from A Musical Offering, Cello Suite, and arias and duets

Sunday, June 21

A Mighty Fortress is Our God – Featuring Orchestra Suite #1, Brandenburg Concerto #3, and Cantata BWV 80 with 12 vocalists including renowned soloists and members of ChoralArt

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SUNDAY, JUNE 14 at 7:30 PM

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

BROTHERHOOD/SISTERHOOD

A dramatic production featuring the music of J.S. Bach with Portland Stage Company
Anita Stewart, Executive and Artistic Director of Portland Stage Company

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067

Ouverture

Rondeau
Sarabande

Bourrée I - Bourrée II
Polonaise – Double

Menuet

Badinerie



Emi Ferguson, flute

Gabriel Shuford, harpsichord


from Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Christe eleison
Laudamus te
Agnus Dei




from Magnificat, BWV 243

Et exultavit spiritus meus


Esurientes implevit bonis

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor


Heather Miller Lardin, double bass


Arthur Hass, harpsichord



INTERMISSION


Brotherhood/Sisterhood: A Theatrical Drama

Featuring:

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach

Members of the Portland Stage Company

Accompanied by the Bach Virtuosi Festival musicians


 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, JUNE 15 at 5:30 PM

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

Bach "Chaconne" for solo violin

God, Music, and Numbers

Bach's most challenging composition for solo violin
The Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004


Lewis Kaplan, violin

 
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, JUNE 16 at 7:30 PM

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

BEFORE BACH AND BEYOND

Composers who inspired J.S. Bach and who were inspired by his music


Rosary Sonata No. 10 in G Minor, "The Crucifixion"

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704)

Praeludium
Variatio

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord




Cello Suite No. 2, Op. 80

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Beiliang Zhu, cello


INTERMISSION



Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Poco sostenuto
Allegretto
Allegretto ma non troppo
Finale: Allegro

Renee Jolles, violin

Paul Dwyer, cello

Diane Walsh, piano



 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 at 5:30 PM

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

Bach "Goldberg Variations, BWV 988"


Arthur Haas, harpsichord

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, JUNE 18 at 7:30 PM

Etz Chaim Synagogue
267 Congress Street, Portland, ME

BACH IN THE SYNAGOGUE


Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Minuet I - Minuet II
Gigue

Arthur Haas, harpsichord



Trio Sonata from Musical Offering, BWV 1079

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Emi Ferguson, flute

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin


Beiliang Zhu, cello


Arthur Haas, harpsichord




Ach, daß ich Wassers gnug hätte

Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)

Jay Carter, countertenor


INTERMISSION


Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Brian Giebler, tenor

Jesse Blumberg, baritone

Meg Owens, baroque oboe


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20 at 7:30 PM

Falmouth Congregational Church
267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, ME

Bach Virtuosi Festival Associates



 
 
 
 
 
 

SUNDAY, JUNE 21 at 7:30 PM

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

ALL-BACH FINALE

A dramatic finale featuring ChoralArt
Robert Russell, Music Director, ChoralArt


Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066

Ouverture
Courante
Gavotte I - Gavotte II
Forlane
Menuet I - Menuet II
Bourree I - Bourree II
Passepied I - Passepied II

John Ferrillo and Amanda Hardy, oboes


Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048

Allegro
Adagio
Allegro Assai

Renee Jolles, Ariadne Daskalakis, violins

Paul Dwyer, Beiliang Zhu, cellos

Kurt Muroki, double bass

Note: additional violinist and cellist to be added

INTERMISSION



Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228

Sherezade Panthaki and Michele Kennedy, sopranos

Jay Carter and Kate Maroney, altos

Brian Giebler and Andrew Fuchs, tenors

Jesse Blumberg and Andrew Padgett, basses



Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80

Sherezade Panthaki, Michele Kennedy, and Sarah Bailey, sopranos

Jay Carter, Kate Maroney, and Andrea Graichen, altos

Brian Giebler, Andrew Fuchs, and Martin Lescault, tenors

Jesse Blumberg, Andrew Padgett, and Nathaniel Menifield, basses


 
 
 
 
 
 

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