Back to the Baroque
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
We conclude our season at the popular setting of the New American Shakespeare Tavern with a celebration of Baroque music and a major premiere by one of America’s most distinguished composers. Acclaimed Atlanta soprano Arietha Lockhart joins tenor Rick Clement and bass William Killmeier to present the charming “Coffee” Cantata by J.S. Bach. The secular cantata is actually a miniature comic opera and has delighted audiences since its premiere in the 1730’s.
ACP is thrilled to present the Southeastern Premiere of the newest chamber work by American John Harbison. “Crossroads” pairs two Pulitzer Prize winners - composer Harbison and poet Louise Glück - in musical settings of three of Glück’s poems - for oboe and string quintet, plus mezzo-soprano Beverly Blouin. Opening the program is the lyrical and buoyant D Major Trio Sonata of Johann Quantz, composer at court of Frederick the Great. This performance features new ASO flutist Todd Skitch and ASO oboist Elizabeth Koch Tiscione in expressive Baroque writing for winds and continuo.
“ BACK TO THE BAROQUE ”
Johann Joachim QUANTZ Trio Sonata in D Major (flute, oboe, harpsichord/cello)
John HARBISON “Crossroads” SOUTHEASTERN PREMIERE
ACP Co-Commission (2013)
(soprano, oboe, strings)
Johann Sebastian BACH “Coffee” Cantata, BWV 211
(soprano, tenor, bass/ strings, harpsichord)