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The Bach Effect: Greatness, Grace and Gravitas

  • Canoe Studios 601 West 26th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

This evening features Canadian Brass trumpet virtuoso Caleb Hudson in J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, soprano Gillian Bell in Bach arias, The Sebastians, and more. At the reception following the concert, Columbia University Physics Professor Imre Bartos will enlighten on the Festival’s Gravity 350 theme.

Performance: 7:30 - 9:15 PM
Reception:  9:15 - 9:45 PM
Festival Talk: We Can Hear the Universe! 9:15 - 9:45 PM

Festival Talk:  We Can Hear the Universe! with Prof. Imre Bartos

With the revolutionary discovery and proof of Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves earlier this year, our planned exploration of Gravity 350 gained additional inspiration to draw a great arch from Newton to Einstein. Prof. Imre Bartos of Columbia University is a member of the team of scientists to make this exciting discovery. Join him for a talk on why scientists have for the first time exclaimed, “we can hear the universe!”                           


J.S. Bach (1685-1750) 

Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo for keyboard in B flat major, BWV 992 (1704)

Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C-Major, BWV 1066 (1721) 

Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd (The lively hunt is all my heart’s desire), BWV 208 (1713) 

Sinfonia from Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (I had much grief), BWV 21 (1713) 

Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 (1718) 

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047 (1717–18) 

Performers Include:                                             

Violin | Nicholas DiEugenio, Emilie-Anne Gendron, Natalie Kress, Amy Galluzzo, Alex Shiozak
Viola | Jesus Rodolfo Rodriguez, Caitlin Lynch
Cello | Ezra Seltzer, Caleb van der Swaagh
Bass | Milad Daniari
Flute |  Kayla Burggraf, Xue Su
Oboe |  Amanda Hardy
Bassoon | Brad Balliett
Trumpet | Caleb Hudson                 
Harpsichord | Jeffrey Grossman
Soprano | Gillian Bell 
Conductor | Ken-David Masur