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SUNDAY JULY 31 at 7:30 PM

St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland

143 State Street, Portland

In memory of Leonard Patenaude

THE RETURN OF THE VIRTUOSI FEATURING A SPECTRUM OF BACH'S GREATEST WORKS


Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047

John Thiessen, baroque trumpet

Emi Ferguson, flute

Amanda Hardy, oboe

Renée Jolles, violin

Arthur Haas, harpsichord

Keir GoGwilt, Raina Arnett, violin

Sebastian Gottschick, viola

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Evan Premo, double bass


Ich Furchte Zwar Nicht des Grabes Finsternissen (from Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm, BWV 66)

Wenn kömmst du, mein Heil (from Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140)

Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Brian Giebler, tenor

Paul Max Tipton, bass-baritone

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, portative organ


INTERMISSION


Cantata BWV 70 "Wachet! betet! betet! Wachet!"

Lewis Kaplan, conductor

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Brian Giebler, tenor

Paul Max Tipton, bass-baritone

CHORUS

Andrea Graichen, soprano

Sarah Bailey, mezzo-soprano

Ben McVety, tenor

Robert Stoddard, bass

BACH VIRTUOSI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Amanda Hardy, oboe

Sam Childers, bassoon

John Thiessen, trumpet

VIOLIN

Renée Jolles, concertmaster

Ariadne Daskalakis, principal

Raina Arnett

Keir GoGwilt

Bo Pang

Jessica Wu

VIOLA

Sebastian Gottschick

Elijah Spies

CELLO

Beiliang Zhu

Kelcey Howell

DOUBLE BASS

Evan Premo

PORTATIVE ORGAN

Arthur Haas


MONDAY, AUGUST 1 at 5:30 PM

The Chapel at St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland

143 State Street, Portland


Free Lecture from Dr. Christoph Wolff, distinguished Bach scholar, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, former director of the Bach Archive in Leipzig, and acclaimed Bach historian/author will offer his personal insights into Johann Sebastian Bach, exclusively for our audience.



TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 at 7:30 PM

St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland

143 State Street, Portland

BEFORE BACH AND BEYOND


Sonata X “The Crucifixion” by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


Canonic Sonata for Two Violins in G Major, TWV 40:101 by Georg Philipp Telemann

Canonic Sonata for Two Violins in D Major, TWV 40:103 by Georg Philipp Telemann

Emi Ferguson, flute

Keir GoGwilt, violin


Colourscape (world premiere) by Celeste Oram

In memory of Howard Solomon

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Emi Ferguson, flute

Keir GoGwilt, Renée Jolles, violin

Sebastian Gottschick, viola

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


INTERMISSION


Trio Sonata in C Major by C.P.E. Bach

Emi Ferguson, flute

Renée Jolles, violin

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


Melodious Noise (world premiere) by Sebastian Gottschick

In memory of Thomas Troeger

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Emi Ferguson, flute

Ariadne Daskalakis, Renée Jolles, violin

Sebastian Gottschick, viola

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 at 4:30 PM

The Chapel at St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland

143 State Street, Portland


BVF Mentorship Program: A FREE masterclass (no RSVP necessary) on baroque performance featuring flutist Emi Ferguson and violinist Ariadne Daskalakis working with students from The Juilliard School

JS Bach is probably the greatest classical composer to have lived. In this free Masterclass, learn how flutist Emi Ferguson and violinist Ariadne Daskalakis approach understanding and performing baroque music of the 18th Century and the art of performing Johann Sebastian Bach. The two musicians, who tour the world performing this style of music, have studied with the greatest teachers and have advanced degrees from The Juilliard School. Each was an original member of the Bach Virtuosi Festival.

Learn how two professional musicians perform Bach and baroque music

Sponsored by OceanView at Falmouth, a 21st Century retirement community



THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 at 7:30 PM

Etz Chaim Synagogue, Portland

267 Congress Street, Portland


ALL BACH CONCERT


Anti-Semitism, Past and Present: Post-concert conversation and Q&A with Bach historian Christoph Wolff, journalist Allan Kozinn, and Rabbi Gary Berenson

Johann Sebastian Bach was a deeply religious Lutheran. In his time of the early 18th Century, he would not have composed or performed in a German synagogue. However, in the 21st Century, Bach's music sounds exhilarating when performed at Etz Chaim Synagogue.


Sonata No. 6 for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1019

Renée Jolles, violin

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


Ricercar a Trois from “The Musical Offering,” BWV 1079

Emi Ferguson, flute

Sebastian Gootschick, viola

Beiliang Zhu, cello


Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1038

Emi Ferguson, flute

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


INTERMISSION


Ich folge dir gleichfalls (from St. John Passion, BWV 245)

Ich will dich all mein Leben lang (from Sei Lob und Her dem höchsten Gut, BWV 117)

Gottes Engel weichen nie (from Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg, BWV 149)

Erbarme dich (from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244)

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Emi Ferguson, flute

Ariadne Daskalakis, Renée Jolles, Raina Arnett, violin

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


POST CONCERT DISCUSSION - Anti-Semitism, Past and Present: a conversation and Q&A

Dr. Christoph Wolff, professor, author and historian

Allan Kozinn, journalist and author

Rabbi Gary Berenson



FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 at 5:30 PM

The Great Hall at Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square, Portland


Young Artists Series: Free musical selections performed by students from The Juilliard School, inspired by current Portland Museum of Art exhibits - a gift to the City of Portland


Pairing works by Monet, Renoir, German Expressionists and contemporary Maine artist Katherine Bradford, the Bach Virtuosi Festival Associates will perform a Debussy Quartet, a Haydn Quartet, and solo works by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Raina Arnett, violin

Bo Pang, violin

Elijah Spies, viola

Kelcey Howell, cello



SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 at 7:30 PM

St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland

143 State Street, Portland

CELEBRATING VIVALDI, HANDEL, AND BACH


Sonata in B flat Major for Cello and Continuo, RV 46 by Antonio Vivaldi

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


Ricercar a 6 from “The Musical Offering,” BWV 1079 by J.S. Bach (arr. Sebastian Gottschick)

Renée Jolles, Raina Arnett, violin

Sebastian Gottschick, Elijah Spies, viola

Beiliang Zhu, Kelcey Howell, cello


Organ Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 by A. Vivaldi (arr. by J.S. Bach)

Katelyn Emerson, organ


Yet can I hear that dulcet lay (from Choice of Hercules) G.F. Handel

O fairest of ten thousand fair (from Saul)

Sweet Bird (from L’allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato)

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Emi Ferguson, flute

Ariadne Daskalakis, Renée Jolles, violin

Sebastian Gottschick, viola

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord

 

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