American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy: San Francisco's Summer Bach Festival
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The last date listed for American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy was Saturday July 21, 2012 / 8:00pm (Countertenor Ian Howell with Viols).
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San Francisco Symphony Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik leads the orchestra in an irresistible program featuring works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Britten and Piazzolla. Following a lovely early Mozart Divertimento, Barantschik takes center stage in Mendelssohn's D minor Violin Concerto, one of the Romantic master's finest creations and a delightful surprise for concertgoers who only know its more famous sibling. Britten's gorgeous Simple Symphony salutes the composer's centenary, and the program concludes with the sultry music of another 20th-century master: Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, the "King of Nuevo Tango." Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to the concert. Learn More
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July 21, 2012 at 8:00pm: Ian Howell: Voice and Viols
Countertenor Ian Howell will present a recital accompanied by members of ABS and a viol consort drawn from the 2012 Academy. The performance will feature J.S. Bach's solo cantata "Gott soll allein," and music by William Byrd, Henry Purcell, Johann Christoph Bach, Georg Melchior Hoffman, and Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer.
Songs and Consort Music by William Byrd and Henry Purcell
Hoffmann: Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde
J.C. Bach: Ach, daß ich Wassers gnug hätte
J.S. Bach: Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, Cantata 169
About the Ticket Supplier: American Bach Soloists
Named "the best American specialists in early music" by The Washington Post, the American Bach Soloists (ABS) was founded in 1989 with the mission of introducing contemporary audiences to the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach through historically informed performances. Under the leadership of cofounder and music director Jeffrey Thomas--named "a superstar among oratorio tenors" by The Wall Street Journal--the ensemble has achieved its vision of assembling the world's finest vocalists and period-instrument performers to bring this brilliant music to life.