We are “Bach” to the concert hall!
Sep 10, 2020
“Bach” to the Concert Hall - A Virtual Opening Night!
After a long break, the New Bedford Symphony is excited to come back and play together!
Featuring the string and percussion musicians of the orchestra, the program opens with a reflective piece by George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The piece was originally called Lament and was dedicated to the composer’s grandmother who had been a slave.
Music Director Yaniv Dinur takes both roles as pianist and conductor in Bach’s First Keyboard Concerto. Bach’s exhilarating piece draws inspiration from Vivaldi’s concertos and at the same time looks into the future, expanding the part of the piano solo.
NBSO’s concertmaster Jesse Holstein performs “Winter” and “Spring” from Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The great Argentine composer’s take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is full of intoxicating melodies and tango rhythms combined with quotations from the original Four Seasons.
Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite is a reimagining of some of the most popular and beautiful arias from Bizet’s opera Carmen. Written for the unusual combination of strings and percussion, Shchedrin gives Carmen a fresh look full of colors and wit.
This concert will be recorded at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center and presented through a private link to YouTube. All ticketed patrons will receive an email containing the link. A digital program book is available to view now at https://nbsymphony.org/bachtotheconcerthall-season-opening/. Tickets $10 per household and available at zeiterion.org. Concert Sponsor: Robert B. Feingold & Associates, P. C.