6:30pm— Festival Talks II | From First Date to Last Note
This evening features four works that build from Bach’s elegant & spirited 5th French Suite for solo piano to full ensemble in Bach’s towering Trinity Cantata BWV 20 of 1724, Bach’s first season as Cantor in Leipzig. At the center of the program are two works by Composer-in-Residence Aaron Jay Kernis featuring a NY premiere performance of First Club Date with cellist Matt Haimovitz, as well as Effortlessly, Love Flows performed by Ronnie Oliver Jr. and the Chelsea Music Festival Chamber Choir.
FESTIVAL TALKS II | From First Date to Last Note
Come early to enjoy a conversation about the process of creation, from the first impression to final iteration. Joined by 2018 Composer-in-Residence Aaron Jay Kernis, musicians Matt Haimovitz & Andrea Lam and hosted by Artistic Directors Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur.
This evening’s reception by German House Restaurant is sponsored by the German International School New York
Bach French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV816
Kernis First Club Date (2017), New York Premiere
Kernis Effortlessly, Love Flows
Bach O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 20
Composer-in-Residence | Aaron Jay Kernis
Cello | Matt Haimovitz
Piano | Andrea Lam
Soprano | Marisa Karchin
Tenor | Chris Sokolowski
Baritone | Mark Uhlemann
Flute | Kayla Burggraf
Trumpet | Caleb Hudson
Oboe | Amanda Hardy, Catherine Weinfeld, Phillip Rashkin
Bassoon | Jay Rauch
Chelsea Music Festival Chamber Choir & Festival Artists
Conductors | Ken-David Masur, Ronnie Oliver, Jr.
Haimovitz photo credit: Brent Calis