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Bach on Stage

Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 / 4:00 pm
$20

Spring Virtual Concert Series
Lensic Performing Arts Center

The Santa Fe Symphony is thrilled to return home to the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center—home to our live classical performances—for a royal season finale featuring a chamber orchestra presentation of works by masters Bach, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Philip Glass, and more. Filmed in high definition on The Lensic stage, this spectacular virtual season finale is not to be missed!

Santa Fe’s 90-year-old Lensic Performing Arts Center hosts more than 200 world-class events each year, including music, theater, dance, comedy, lectures, films, literary discussions, and broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and London’s National Theatre. Its arts education programs, from free matinees to technical theater internships, serve more than 16,000 students each year. The theater’s current Lensic Online series brings virtual programming to audiences worldwide.

Many thanks to Spring Virtual Concert Season Underwriters

Special thanks to our Full Concert Underwriter:
Ann Neuberger Aceves

This concert will premiere Sunday, June 20 at 4 pm and will be available to view through July 20.
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PROGRAM

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

Allegro

David Felberg, Concertmaster; Nicolle Maniaci, Principal Violin II; Guillermo Figueroa, Violin; Kim Fredenburgh, Principal Viola; Viola da Braccio, Viola; Christine Rancier, Viola; Joel Becktell, Assistant Principal Cello; Melinda Mack, Cello; James Holland, Cello; Terry Pruitt, Principal Bass; Luke Gullickson, Harpsichord

 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D  Major, arr. for double reeds and harpsichord

Hornpipe

Elaine Heltman, Principal Oboe; Rebecca Ray, Oboe; Stefanie Przbylska, Principal Bassoon; Leslie Shultis, Bassoon; Elizabeth vanArsdel, Contrabassoon; Luke Gullickson, Harpsichord

 

PHILIP GLASS

Piece in the Shape of a Square

David Felberg, Concertmaster; Jesse Tatum, Principal Flute

 

GEORGE WALKER

String Quartet No. 1

Lyric for Strings

The Santa Fe Symphony Strings

Guillermo Figueroa, Conductor

 

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA

Milonga del ángel, arranged for cello quartet

Joel Becktell, Assistant Principal Cello; Melinda Mack, Cello; Lisa Collins, Cello; James Holland, Cello

 

PAUL ANKA

My Way, arranged for cello quartet

Joel Becktell, Assistant Principal Cello; Melinda Mack, Cello; Lisa Collins, Cello; James Holland, Cello

 

ERIC WALTERS

Flight

The Santa Fe Symphony Strings

Guillermo Figueroa, Conductor

CARLOS CHÁVEZ

Sonata for Four Horns

Allegro

Jeffrey Rogers, Principal Horn; Katelyn Benedict, Horn; Peter Erb, Horn; Allison Tutton, Horn

 

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY

Serenade for String Orchestra, op.48

Pezzo in forma di sonatina

The Santa Fe Symphony Strings

Guillermo Figueroa, Conductor

 Please note that all repertoire, filming locations, musicians, and program dates are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions and per the State of New Mexico’s current Public Health Order at the time of filming.

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Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 / 4:00 pm

Details

Date:
June 20
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$20

Venue

Virtual
online

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Of Note

George Walker achieved an important series of “firsts” in his long career, including being the first black graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music, the first Doctor of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music, and the first African-American composer to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Music (1996). Lyric for Strings (the second movement of String Quartet No. 1) is his most performed orchestral work.

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major was an homage to one of his idols–Mozart. The title and structure of the piece is taken from his serenades, although Tchaikovsky put his own stamp on it. The second movement, for example, changes the dance movement (which in Mozart’s time was a minuet) to a more “modern” dance form—the waltz.

Philip Glass’ Piece in the Shape of a Square is as much a visual experience as an auditory one. The composition is designed for two musicians: one standing within a square, and the other outside of the square. The sheet music is placed on multiple stands so that the musicians can continue to play as they move around the square in opposite directions.

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