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.

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.

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