BACH IN BALTIMORE ANNOUNCES JANUARY AND FEBRUARY CONCERTS

New Year’s Day Baroque Celebration on January 1
Winter Celebration Concert on January 7
A Bach instrumental Extravaganza on February 4

December 6, 2017

(Baltimore)—Bach in Baltimore announced today three upcoming concerts for January and February 2018 as part of its Bach Concert Series.

On Monday, January 1 at 4 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Bach in Baltimore welcomes the New Year with a New Year’s Day Baroque Concert of works by Bach, Teleman, Handel, and Vivaldi highlighted with solos by its beloved first chair instrumentalists including Ronald Mutchnik on violin; Sandra Lisicky on oboe; Gretchen Gettes on cello; Bozena Brown on harpsichord; and Bach in Baltimore’s Musical Director T. Herbert Dimmock on organ. Less than a week later, Bach in Baltimore performs a Winter Celebration Concert on January 7 at 4 p.m. at Grace United Methodist. The program includes Cantata 54, which is Bach’s first surviving cantata for solo voice. Rounding out Bach in Baltimore’s winter concerts is A Bach Instrumental Extravaganza Concert on February 4 at 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church with a program featuring a piece from what are considered the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque: the Brandenburg Concertos.

Admission to each of these concerts is $20 in advance or $22 at the door. Tickets for this and all Bach in Baltimore events are available for purchase at BachinBaltimore.org or by calling 410-941-9262. Individual tickets are also available at the door 30 minutes prior to a performance. Please note that Bach in Baltimore’s performance venues vary—we perform across the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.

BACH IN BALTIMORE’S JANUARY AND FEBRUARY EVENTS

A New Year’s Day Baroque Concert
Monday, January 1 at 4 p.m
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Zion Lutheran Church, 148 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Ronald Mutchnik, violin
Sandra Lisicky, oboe
Gretchen Gettes, cello
Bozena Brown, harpsichord
Herbert Dimmock, organ

Ring in the New Year with Bach in Baltimore’s annual New Year’s Day Baroque Celebration featuring the beloved first-chair instrumentalists of the Bach in Baltimore Orchestra playing their favorite Baroque works by Bach, Telemann, Handel, and Vivaldi.

Admission: $20 in advance, $22 at the door

Winter Celebration Concert
Sunday, January 7 at 4 p.m.
Grace United Methodist, 5407 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

Bach’s Cantata 9: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her
Bach’s Cantata 54: Widerstehe doch der Sünde
Handel’s Organ Concerto, Op. 4, No. 5 in F major

Charles Humphries, countertenor
Christopher Schroeder, organ

Bach in Baltimore’s Winter Celebration Concert features Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (It is our salvation come here to us), a church cantata written for performances in Leipzig in 1724. It is based on a hymn by Paul Speratus. Widerstehe doch der Sünde (Just resist sin) is Bach’s first surviving cantata for solo voice. This performance features one of the most sought-after countertenors worldwide, Charles Humphries. Christopher Schroeder will open the program as the organ soloist for the magnificent Handel Organ Concerto.

Admission: $20 in advance, $22 at the door

A Bach Instrumental Extravaganza Concert
Sunday, February 4 at 4 p.m.
First Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major
Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor

Ronald Mutchnik, violin; Tammy Seymour, violin

Bach in Baltimore presents A Bach Instrumental Extravaganza featuring what are considered the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos are a collection of six instrumental works featuring two corni da caccia (natural horns), three oboes, bassoon, violino piccolo, two violins, viola, cello, and basso continuo. The “Double” Concerto of Bach will showcase Ronald Mutchnik and Tammy Seymour as violin soloists.

Admission: $20 in advance, $22 at the door

ABOUT BACH IN BALTIMORE

Bach in Baltimore’s mission is to perform the choral and instrumental works of Johann Sebastian Bach (and his contemporaries) and to educate the concert-going public about the musical language of Bach and the texts he chose to set to music.

We strive each month to present these works in a historically informed way that will enrich the lives of our audience members and inspire creativity. We wish to foster an appreciation for the arts, particularly for Baroque music, within the entire community. We are committed to providing educational experiences for people of all ages in order to instill a lifelong connection Bach’s music.

For more information, please visit Bach in Baltimore.

 

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