Back to the Baroque

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Time
7:30 PM
Presented By
Atlanta Chamber Players at the Shakespeare Tavern
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Heather Rodriguez
Description

 

 

 

We conclude our season at the popular setting of the New American Shakespeare Tavern with a celebration of Baroque music and a major premiere by one of America’s most distinguished composers. Acclaimed Atlanta soprano Arietha Lockhart joins tenor Rick Clement and bass William Killmeier to present the charming “Coffee” Cantata by J.S. Bach. The secular cantata is actually a miniature comic opera and has delighted audiences since its premiere in the 1730’s.

 

ACP is thrilled to present the Southeastern Premiere of the newest chamber work by American John Harbison. “Crossroads” pairs two Pulitzer Prize winners - composer Harbison and poet Louise Glück - in musical settings of three of Glück’s poems - for oboe and string quintet, plus mezzo-soprano Beverly Blouin. Opening the program is the lyrical and buoyant D Major Trio Sonata of Johann Quantz, composer at court of Frederick the Great. This performance features new ASO flutist Todd Skitch and ASO oboist Elizabeth Koch Tiscione in expressive Baroque writing for winds and continuo.


Ensemble Name
ATLANTA CHAMBER PLAYERS
Musicians
Arietha Lockhart, soprano • Beverly Blouin, mezzo-soprano Richard Clement, tenor • William Killmeier, bass Todd Skitch, flute • Elizabeth Tiscione, oboe Helen Hwaya Kim, violin • Kenn Wagner, violin • Catherine Lynn, viola Brad Ritchie, cello • Gloria Jones, bass • Paula Peace, harpsichord
Composers
QUANTZ, John HARBISON, JS BACH
Program

 “ BACK TO THE BAROQUE ”

 

Johann Joachim QUANTZ             Trio Sonata in D Major (flute, oboe, harpsichord/cello)

John HARBISON                             “Crossroads”   SOUTHEASTERN PREMIERE

ACP Co-Commission (2013)   

(soprano, oboe, strings)

Johann Sebastian BACH                “Coffee” Cantata, BWV 211

                                                                        (soprano, tenor, bass/ strings, harpsichord)             


Venue
New American Shakespeare Tavern
Location
499 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA
Phone
404 874 5299