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Bach: Spirit & Spectacle


Bach: Spirit & Spectacle

  • Date: Sunday, 19 June 2016, 2:30pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, 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

Event Details

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)

JS Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 BWV1048
The Art of Fugue BWV1080: Contrapunctus V

Calvin Bowman
Die Linien des Lebens

JS Bach
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

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9650 3365 or by email to info@mco.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Die linien des lebens : the lines of life (soprano with full orchestra) (2010) by Calvin Bowman
— performed by William Hennessy, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Sara Macliver

Featured artists

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