the wolfgang in recital
Sunday 19th February 2012 2:00PM (Sunday 19th February 2012 2:00PM)
The WolfGang recreates a London Bach/Abel Concert, ca. 1765.
Horace Greeley once famously told his American readers to, “Go west, young man, go west!” Any newspaperman of the 18th century would have told his continental readers to, “Go north, young composer, go north!” The north where composers and performers of the 18th century found fame (and a little fortune) was London. Think Handel. Fresh from the continent composers like Johann Christian Bach (youngest son of Johann Sebastian) and fellow German import Carl Friedrich Abel began something new in London. The Bach/Abel Concerts were the first public chamber music concerts at that time. WolfGang re-creates a Bach/Abel concert with quartets, quintets and songs, with a bit of Haydn thrown in besides.
Performers include Paul Jacobson, flute, Stanley King, oboe,
Mary Sorlie, violin, Laura Handler, cello, Jennifer Kalika, viola, and
Gail Olszewski, fortepiano. Steve Staruch lays his viola down for this concert to sing works of JC Bach and Haydn.
The theme of this season's concerts is "A time and Place for Music."
The concerts all take place Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm, with complimentary Caribou Coffee and refreshments. Leading area performers are featured in the following concerts:
Feb. 19 -- The WolfGang, "A London Bach/Abel Concert"
JS Bach's youngest son organizes the first public chamber music concert series.
Mar. 18 -- The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo, "Here and Now"
Engaging new music for oboe/bass duo, including world premieres
Apr. 29 -- Orkestar Bez Ime, "Rousing Balkan Dance Music"
2011 McKnight Fellowship winning ensemble
May 13 -- Adam Kuenzel, Flute, "Timeless and Universal"
Minnesota Orchestra Principal Flute, with Judith Gordon, piano
Tickets available in advance at the LAAC 952-985-4640, and at the door, $12 general admission, $10 students and seniors, or buy a whole season of four concerts for the price of three ($36 adults, $30 students and seniors. The concert will last approximately 1 1/2 hours with reception.
This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.