WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilmington Symphony is pleased to present “BachFest” on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium. Tickets are available by calling 910-962-3500 or online at www.WilmingtonSymphony.org.
The program includes a generous offering of Johann Sebastian Bach’s orchestral works and choral music that will confirm why his music has been described as “the most persuasive rendering of transcendence there is.”
Bach reinvented himself throughout his own career, and ever since his death musicians have been reinventing the way his music is performed. The Wilmington Symphony will offer selections performed in the way Bach might have heard them, but also offer later reinterpretations such as two spectacular arrangements by Leopold Stokowski, including the famous “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” from the Walt Disney children’s classic “Fantasia.”
Featured vocal soloists will be Nancy King, Constance Paolantonio, Bob Workmon, and Carl Samet, performing Bach’s Cantata No. 4 “Christ lag in Todes Banden“ (Christ lay in death's bonds), one of Bach's earliest cantatas that was probably intended for performance at Easter in 1707.
Included on Choir for Cantata No. 4 and Cantata No. 147 will be vocalists Lauren Mazzola, Jennifer Mueske, Mary Tyndall, Molly Darden, Whitney Lanier, Jerry Cribbs, Ryan Southerland, Curtis Campbell, and Quentin Lovette.
Also on the concert is James Yates, co-winner of the Richard R. Deas Student Concerto Competition in the UNCW Division, performing Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet.
Tickets are $27 (plus tax) for adults and $6 (plus tax) for students and are available by phone at 910-962-3500 or at www.wilmingtonsymphony.org.
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