VIOLIN FANTASY
Tracing the Path from Biber to Bach
Alan Choo,violin
Rebecca Myers,soprano
Elisa Sutherland,mezzo-soprano
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with 5 additional musicians on strings and plucked instruments
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Friday, November 12, 2021, 7:30PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
*AFTERGLOW
Sunday, November 14, 2021, 4:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Inspired by the tradition of Stylus fantasticus, J.S. Bach and his predecessors infused their music with virtuosity and daring improvisation. Violinist/director Alan Choo and 8 friends trace the path of composers who influenced Bach – including Biber, Pachelbel, and Weiss. Singers Rebecca Myers and Elisa Sutherland present a Buxtehude Cantata and selections from Bach’s Tilge, Höchster, BWV 1083 – a glowing transcription of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.
 

“Alan Choo was a dynamo, delivering lines with panache. He exemplified virtuosity.”
–Cleveland Plain Dealer


*SATURDAY NIGHT – Meet the musicians and enjoy German apple strudel and sparkling cider. FREE!

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These concerts are generously supported by
Ryan Siebel

St. Francis in Ecstasy / Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Il Guercino) 1591-1666 / Italian school / Oil on canvas

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)