2022 Bach Virtuosi Festival

July 31 - August 6, 2022

Sunday, July 31 at 7:30 PM

St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland

The Return of the Virtuosi featuring a spectrum of Bach’s greatest works

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 featuring John Thiessen on baroque trumpet

Cantata "Wachet! betet! betet! Wachet!" BWV 70 with soprano Sherezade Panthaki, countertenor Jay Carter, tenor Brian Giebler, and baritone Paul Max Tipton

Monday, August 1 at 5:30 PM

The Chapel at St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland

Lecture from Christoph Wolff, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, former director of the Bach Archive in Leipzig, and acclaimed Bach historian/author will discuss Bach, exclusively for our audience.

Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30 PM

St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland

Before Bach and Beyond featuring two world premieres by Celeste Oram in memory of Howard Solomon, and Sebastian Gottschick, in memory of Tom Troeger – both generous supporters of the Bach Virtuosi Festival

Franz Bieber, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Georg Philipp Telemann will also be performed

Wednesday, August 3 at 5:30 PM

The Chapel at St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland

BVF Mentorship Program: A free masterclass on baroque performance featuring flutist Emi Ferguson and violinist Ariadne Daskalakis working with highly-gifted students from The Juilliard School

Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 PM

Etz Chaim Synagogue, Portland

Bach Sonatas and Arias from the St Matthew and St John Passions

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

Concert features the celebrated vocalists soprano Sherezade Panthaki and countertenor Jay Carter

Friday, August 5 at 4:30 PM

The Great Hall at Portland Museum of Art

Young Artists Series: Free music performed by six students from The Juilliard School during “Free Fridays” at the Portland Museum of Art, a gift to the City of Portland

Saturday, August 6 at 7:30 PM

St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland

The Grand Finale: Celebrating the Baroque
The Music of Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach, the virtuoso organist and composer, featuring Katelyn Emerson, Sherezade Panthaki, Jay Carter, Renee Jolles, Ariadne Daskalakis, Sebastian Gottschick, Emi Ferguson, and Arthur Haas


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