‘Bach and Beyond’ will take you on a musical journey around and through the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach.
In the first half, soak in the serene exultation of Trumpet Concerto No. 2 by Tomaso Giovani Albinoni to gain an understanding of why this popular composer was so intriguing to Bach. Next, venture onward to Bach’s vibrantly fast-paced Orchestral Suite No. 2 with haunting melodies for the flute. Then hold on your seat for Bach’s powerful Prelude and Fugue (“the Wedge”) in E minor for organ solo played by Jeffrey Mead on the mighty 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe organ.
In the second half you will meander forward in time to Mozart’s exquisite Clarinet and String Quintet, in which Bach’s influence runs through like a golden thread. And finally we return to Bach for his glorious and brilliant Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, a musical challenge for the whole ensemble including harpsichord and famous for it’s trumpet fanfare, to complete the journey.
TICKETS ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR – cash, check or credit card
Preferred $45 (front center 3 rows & rear gallery front row)
Students $10 with ID
12 & Under Free
LOCATION AND MORE INFORMATION
The Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Unitarian Universalist Church) is located on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. Event parking is allowed on the green and is available at other parking lots nearby and on the street in the Historic District. An elevator up to the Sanctuary level is available from the side entrance at 10 Church Street.
For advance ticket purchases and more information please visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org