Bach in the Barn is designed to create an intimate and elegant listening experience surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors. Seating is cabaret style, with the performers in close proximity to the audience. Audiences will enjoy complimentary desserts and wines while listening, creating a sense of openness, receptivity and good spirit - the essence of great musical performances.
Three unique performances, buy all three for one low price of $150 (discount applied automatically).
Andrew Constantine, conductor
PROGRAM 1 – BACH AND NEAPOLITAN BAROQUE
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major
J.S. Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata 147
Leonardo Leo Cello Concerto in A Major
J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major
Two major Bach works show J.S. Bach at his very best. His Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring long ago gained widespread popularity through numerous arrangements and transcriptions. The beauty of this German hymn of praise endures to this day.
PROGRAM 2 - BACH AND SON
C.P.E. Bach Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major
J.C. Bach Sinfonia in G Minor
J.S. Bach (attrib.) Oboe Concerto in G Minor
J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major
Hear father and son, side by side, in this elegant and varied program. Bach’s fifth child was one of the greatest composers of the early classical era. His expressive and often turbulent Symphony is in stark contrast to his father’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, which contains the poignant Air on a G String.
PROGRAM 3 – BACH, ALBINONI, AND BOYCE
William Boyce Sinfonia No. 5 in D Major
Tomaso Albinoni Adagio for Organ and Strings
J.S. Bach Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor
J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major
The English composer William Boyce wrote in the late Baroque style, and his shapely and tuneful symphony here is given a rare performance. Concertmaster Violetta Todorova is featured in the Violin Concerto No. 1, and the program aptly closes with the composer’s last Suite, a work full of courtly dances, where rhythmic complexity is wed to sonic brilliance.