2021 Bach Virtuosi Festival Performances


The Bach Virtuosi Festival returns live from August 1-7.


There may be reduced seating, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.


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SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2021

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

CELEBRATION


Partita in E major for solo violin BWV 1006

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin


Suite in B minor for flute and strings BWV 1067

Emi Ferguson, flute

Renee Jolles, violin

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin

Jude Ziliak, viola

Beiliang Zhu, cello


Jesus soll mein erstes Wort BWV 171

Aria for soprano solo, Violin obbligato, continuo




Bekenne will ich seinen Namen BWV 200

Aria for alto solo, two violins





Gesegnete Christen BWV 184

Duet for Soprano, Alto, flute obbligato, strings, continuo





Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor


Ariadne Daskalakis, violin


Renee Jolles, violin


Emi Ferguson, flute


Beiliang Zhu, cello


Arthur Hass, harpsichord



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 at 7:30 PM

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

TRUTH

Trio Sonata BWV 1039

Renee Jolles, violin

Emi Ferguson, flute

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord



Christe eleison, from Mass in B minor BWV 232

Duet for Soprano, Alto, unison violins, continuo

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Ariadne Daskalakis, Renee Jolles, violins

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord

Truth

the follow-up program to last summer's Brotherhood/Sisterhood, which featured Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Amanda Gorman, Sen. Angus King, actor Norm Lewis, poet Richard Blanco and more. This will be an interactive presentation with video, narration by members of Portland Stage Company, and accompanied by the BVF musicians performing the music of J.S. Bach.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5 at 7:30 PM

Etz Chaim Synagogue
267 Congress Street, Portland, ME

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS: the Artistry of Arthur Haas


Arthur Haas, harpsichord and commentary

 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 at 5:30 PM

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

Bach God Numbers Part II


Lewis Kaplan, violin and commentary


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 at 7:30 PM

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

JOY!

Trio Sonata from the Musical Offering BWV 1079

Emi Ferguson, flute

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord

Concerto for violin in E major BWV 1042

Renee Jolles, Ariadne Daskalakis, Dean Stein, violins

Jude Ziliak, viola

Beiliang Zhu, cellos

Trio Sonata in G major BWV 530 for solo organ

Katelyn Emerson, organ



Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen BWV 36


Aria for soprano solo

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin obbligato

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


Gott hat alles wohlgemacht BWV 35


Aria for alto solo

Jay Carter, countertenor

Katelyn Emerson, organ

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


Die Armut, so Gott auf sich nimmt BWV 91


Duet for soprano, alto, violins

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Renee Jolles, Ariadne Daskalakis, violins

Beiliang Zhu, cello

Arthur Haas, harpsichord


 
 
 
 
 
 

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