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Dances to Eternity— Bach Trinity Cantatas III

  • St. Paul's German Lutheran Church 315 West 22nd Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

6:30pm— Festival Talks II | From First Date to Last Note
7:30pm— Performance

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.

Click here to for a sneak peak of Haimovitz & Lam performing the fourth movement of First Club Date.

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

Cello | Matt Haimovitz
Piano | Andrea Lam
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 | Ronnie Oliver, Jr., conductor
Violin I | Nigel Armstrong, Jocelyn Zhu, Elizabeth Beck
Violin II | Chloe Fedor, Evelyn Petcher, Jeremy Kienbaum
Viola | Jesus Rodolfo Rodriguez, William Frampton
Cello | Joseph Lee, Angela Lee  
Double Bass | Mariya Andonova, Kaden Henderson
Continuo | Robert Fleitz  
Conductor | Ken-David Masur

Haimovitz photo credit: Brent Calis