Tue Nov 2 14:00
Matinée – Gidon Kremer at 75: From Bach to Piazzolla
“No one has done more to bring Eastern European composers to light in the west than Gidon Kremer.” – New York Times. Latvian violin legend Gidon Kremer has made bold musicianship his life’s work. For his 50th birthday, he gave the world a 23-piece chamber orchestra formed of the Baltic region’s most promising, responsive, and focused young musicians – the Grammy-winning Kremerata Baltica. For his 75th, he brings his orchestra to Chamberfest.
- Gidon Kremerviolin
- Andrius Žlabyspiano
- Kremerata Baltica
Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) | Dedication to J.S.B for violin und echo-piano
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) | Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) | Le Grand Tango (arr. Sofia Gubaidulina)
Astor Piazzolla | Tango Etude No. 4
Astor Piazzolla | Four, for Tango
From the cycle Art of Instrumentation (based on Bach works and dedicated to Glenn Gould).
Click here for program notes.
a) J.S. Bach/Leonid Desyatnikov (b.1955) | “Sarabande” for string septet
b) J.S. Bach/Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer (b.1963) | Variations on “Goldberg Aria”
c) J.S. Bach/Victor Kissine (b.1953) | Aria, from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
This concert will take place in person at 2pm ET, and in person and livestreamed at 7pm ET. Click here for the 7pm performance.
Concert Series 2021-22: Part One
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