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Bach: Sleepers Awake!
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Matthew Smith, tenor; Kevin Deas, bass; Justine Lamb-Budge, violin; William Neil, harpsichord; David Whiteside, flute; Mark Hill, oboe; Kathy Ceasar-Spall, oboe; Fatma Daglar, oboe; Michael Hall, horn; Mark Wakefield, horn
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos are considered masterpieces and among the biggest hits of classical music. Each is written for a different combination of instruments. Concerto No. 1 requires the largest number of performers, with a string ensemble and a group of soloists. Concerto No. 5 features three solo instruments: harpsichord, violin and flute. The final piece, Cantata No. 140 for chorus and orchestra, is the famous Wachet Auf (“Sleepers Awake”), a wedding cantata depicting the uniting of Christ with the human soul.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Cantata No. 140, Wachet Auf (“Sleepers Awake”)
A free pre-concert lecture will be offered at 6:45 pm.
|Where||Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852 ((5301 Tuckerman Lane))|
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|Price||Starting at $28|
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Strathmore presents a lively and diverse program of art exhibitions, concerts and performing arts programs, as well as literary lectures and events. Artistic offerings presented in the Music Center include world-class performances by major national folk, blues, pop, jazz and classical music artists.
Strathmore is home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore, National Philharmonic, Washington Performing Arts Society, Levine School of Music, CityDance Ensemble, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and interPLAY; see the Strathmore website for schedule information. The Prelude Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and pre-concert meals. The Strathmore Tea Room is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Strathmore is accessible from the Grosvenor/Strathmore Metro stop and via car, with a parking structure across the street.
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