Bach: Spirit & Spectacle
- Date: Sunday, 19 June 2016, 2:30pm
- Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: Adult: $59 - $119 | Concession: $49 - $109 | Under40: $40 | Student/Child: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
The many faces of the Baroque’s great genius
No name is more synonymous with Baroque music than Bach. Through his prolific output, he brought the musical language of the time to the pinnacle of its expressive power, fusing intellect, technique and emotion into some of the most enduring music of all. This program explores the enormous range of contrasting moods and colours in Bach’s music, from the sublime cantatas to his ecstatic and virtuosic string concerti.
Sara Macliver is a musical living treasure. Her superb soprano voice is the perfect vehicle for the moving Bach arias she performs with MCO in this program. Sara also performs Calvin Bowman’s lush song cycle Die Linien des Lebens (The Lines of Life) which was written for her and premiered with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2010. The program also showcases brilliant young violinist Anne-Marie Johnson as the soloist in Bach’s demanding D minor Violin Concerto.
Project Partner: Performances by Sara Macliver supported by the Henkell Family Fund.
Mein Jesu, was vor Seelenweh BWV487 (arr string orchestra)
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 BWV1048
The Art of Fugue BWV1080: Contrapunctus V
Die Linien des Lebens
Cantata BWV115: Bete aber auch dabei
Mass in B minor BWV232: Laudamus te
Cantata BWV197: Vergnügen und Lust
Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1052R
Sara Macliver Soprano
Anne-Marie Johnson Violin
William Hennessy Director
Featured non-Australian music: J.S. Bach
Featured Australian Works
||Die linien des lebens : the lines of life (soprano with full orchestra) (2010) by Calvin Bowman|
— performed by Sara Macliver, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and William Hennessy
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