Bach Week Festival 2019

Subscription (3 main concerts): VIP Seating $100 • Adults $80 • Seniors $60 • Students $25
Single Tickets (3 main concerts): VIP Seating $50 • Adults $40 • Seniors $25 • Students $15
Candlelight Concert: $25 - General Admission


Richard Webster

Richard Webster

BAROQUE BOUQUET: BACH, VIVALDI, and SOLER
Friday, April 26 » 7:30 pm
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

Fandango – Antonio Soler
Sonata in G Major for Harpsichord and Viola da gamba, BWV 1027
Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060R
O holder Tag,erwünschte Zeit (Hochzeitkantate), BWV 210
Concerto in F Major, RV 569 – Antonio Vivaldi

Jason Moy, harpsichord
Anna Steinhoff, viola da gamba
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
John Macfarlane, violin
Judith Kulb, oboe
Bach Week Festival Chamber Orchestra
Richard Webster, conductor


Candlelight Concert*
Friday, April 26 » 10 pm
Nichols Concert Hall Lobby
*includes glass of champagne and selection of gourmet chocolates

BACH OR NOT BACH
In 1743, The famous Silvius Leopold Weiss, lutenist and theorbist in the Dresden Orchestra and one of the highest paid musicians in Europe, visited the home of JS Bach along with his student Kropfganss. Bach’s son reported that some “extra fine” music was heard at the Bach household during this visit. In fact not many know that Bach’s BWV 1025 Suite for Violin and Continuo was originally a Weiss lute solo. This program will recreate the moment when Bach composed a violin contrepartie to Weiss’s original creation. Also included: music for violin and lute by Haydn and Rust.

Joel Spears, lute
Kiyoe Matsuura, violin


Sergei Babayan

Sergei Babayan

VIRTUOSO SOLOISTS
Sunday, April 28 » 3 pm
Nichols Concert Hall

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Ouverture No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
Keyboard Concerto in D Major, BWV 1054

Sergei Babayan, piano
Jennifer Gunn, flute
Laura Park and Rebecca Benjamin, violins
Music Institute of Chicago Academy Orchestra
James Setapen, conductor
Bach Week Festival Orchestra
Richard Webster, conductor


Presented in collaboration with the Music Institute of Chicago


Bella Voce

Bella Voce

NPU Chamber Singers

NPU Chamber Singers

FESTIVAL FINALE: SENSATIONAL SINGERS
Friday, May 3 » 7:30 pm
Anderson Chapel, North Park University
5149 Spaulding Avenue, Chicago

Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544
Motet: Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228
Motet: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230
Suite in A minor for recorder and strings – G.P. Telemann
Cantata: Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens, BWV 148

Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor
Lisette Kielsen, recorder
Richard Webster, organ
Bach Week Festival Chorus
North Park University Chamber Singers
Members of Bella Voce
Bach Week Festival Orchestra
Richard Webster, conductor