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333 Minutes of Bach— Master of the Banquet

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

This evening is made possible by the generous gift of Michael B. Sporn, M.D.

6:00pm Part 1— Master of Keys
7:00pm Part 2— Master of Variation
8:00pm Part 3— Master of Dance
9:00pm Part 4— Master of Musical Debate
10:00pm Part 5— Master of Voices | Bach Trinity Cantatas I
11-11:33pm Part 6— Master of Transformation with the Rogério Boccato Ensemble

Each program will be opened by the 2018 Ensemble-in-Residence Barkada Quartet

This evening features 333 Minutes of Bach‘s music including keyboard works, concertos & cantatas, as well as original arrangements & compositions of composers who continue to draw inspiration from Bach, including Kurtag, Gleichauf, Sitkovetsky, & the Barkada Quartet.

Composer Eric Nathan’s two suites for orchestra, Dancing with J.S. Bach I and II, will be given their NY Premiere and World Premiere performances.  These pieces serve as new dance suites assembled from favorite Bach movements selected collaboratively by Nathan & Dr. Michael B. Sporn, who has generously underwritten the commission in memory of his wife Kitte Sporn. 

The evening also features an original cadenza written by 2018 Composer-in-Residence Aaron Jay Kernis for the performance of Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Festival favorite and master of percussion, Rogério Boccato, rings out the night with his stellar ensemble and rhythms and their take on Bach.  

Throughout the evening, lookout for artist Marielle Durand, who joins us this season from France and will be drawing from life throughout this marathon evening as well as during selected times during the week!  

BACH333 Culinary Interludes by Chef Eric Takahashi & Chef Daniela Gutstadt made possible by a generous gift from the Texas Friends of the Chelsea Music Festival



6pm - Master of Keys

  • Bach Selected Two-Part Inventions & Three-Part Sinfonias
  • Rochberg “Nach Bach” for Harpsichord
  • Auznieks Pathmarks for solo piano
  • Bach/Kurtag Selected Chorales for four hands

7pm - Master of Variation

  • Bach/Sitkovetsky Goldberg Variations for String Trio

8pm - Master of Dance

  • Nathan Dancing With J.S. Bach I (2012), New York Premiere
  • Nathan Dancing with J.S. Bach II (2018), World Premiere

9pm - Master of Musical Debate

  • Bach “Triple” Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1044
  • Bach Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1043
  • Bach/Kernis Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048

10pm - Master of Voices | Bach Trinity Cantatas I

  • Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich, BWV 17
  • Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 33

Ensemble-in-Residence | Barkada Quartet
Soprano | Marisa Karchin
Alto | Sara Couden
Tenor | Chris Sokolowski
Bass | Mark Uhlemann
Trumpet | Caleb Hudson
Flute | Kayla Burggraf
Oboe | Amanda Hardy, Catherine Weinfield
Bassoon | Jay Rauch
Violin | Nigel Armstrong, Elizabeth Beck, Nicholas DiEugenio, Chloe Fedor, Jonathan Ong, Evelyn Petcher, Dorothy Ro, Jocelyn Zhu
Viola | Will Frampton, Jeremy Kienbaum, Jesus Rodolfo Rodriguez, Abigail Rojansky
Cello | Jonathan Dormond, Angela Lee, Joseph Lee
Double Bass | Mariya Andonova, Kaden Henderson, Luke Stence
Toy Piano, Harpsichord | Robert Fleitz
Piano | Dimitri Dover, Robert Fleitz, Andrea Lam, Melinda Lee Masur
Chelsea Music Festival Chamber Choir & Festival Strings
Conductors | Ken-David Masur, Ronnie Oliver Jr.

Master of Transformation with the Rogério Boccato Ensemble

Percussion & Compositions | Rogério Boccato
Percussion | Keita Ogawa
Analog Synths & Vibes | James Shipp
knobs | daniel boccato