We open our season with a performance of five of J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti. While these works are widely regarded as some of the most famous orchestral compositions of the baroque period, their diverse instrumentation makes programming more than one concerto in a concert a rare occurrence.
Our trumpet soloist John Thiessen was described by The New York Times as “the gold standard of Baroque trumpet playing in this country.” We’re thrilled to have John join our ensemble of exquisite soloists, which includes Priscilla Herreid, Meg Owens, David Ross, and others.
This festive program will center on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, paired with a newly commissioned companion work by Tawnie Olson. Olson’s unique approach to birdsong will shed new light on the changing of the seasons, and pairing Vivaldi’s concerti with this world premiere will make for one thrilling evening. The new work by Olson will be a reflection, a mirror, and a response to Vivaldi that will help to further enliven and enrich the concert experience for modern listeners.
The concert will be bookended with music by J. S. Bach, underlining the direct influence these two composers had on each other, despite never meeting.
The Sebastians and TENET are teaming up to present J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in an unconducted performance with an exceptional orchestra and cast of singers. This spectacular production is truly the highlight of our season, and a MUST-SEE for all New York music-lovers. Jeffrey Grossman will lead the two ensembles from the chamber organ with tenor Aaron Sheehan as the Evangelist.
The crown jewel of our season: this unique concert experience promises to present Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin as you’ve never heard them before. Bach’s six contrapuntal masterpieces will be presented as an installation for you to explore. Come enter “the mind of the master” with the virtuosic violinists of the Sebastians.
Following a season of grand orchestras and spectacular ensembles, we return for our season finale to chamber music, and the intimacy of the quartet—baroque violin, flute, cello, and harpsichord. This sparkling program features music by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, Handel and Telemann, including selections from Bach’s famous Musical Offering.
Featuring, Daniel S. Lee, violin, David Ross, traverso, Ezra Seltzer, cello, and Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord. Subscribe