MAY 2015

Bach, Vivaldi, & Leo

Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major
Bach: Gott soll allein, mein Herze haben Cantata 169
Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus
Leo: Concerto for Violoncello in A Major

Ian Howell countertenor
Gretchen Claassen violoncello - 2015 Jeffrey Thomas Award Recipient
Elizabeth Blumenstock & Cynthia Black violinists
Jeffrey Thomas conductor

Friday May 1 2015 8:00 p.m. - St. Stephen’s Church, Belvedere
Saturday May 2 2015 8:00 p.m. - First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sunday May 3 2015 4:00 p.m. - St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco
Monday May 4 2015 7:00 p.m. - Davis Community Church, Davis

This program of vocal and instrumental works includes the solo cantata Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (“God alone shall have my heart”) and Vivaldi’s psalm setting, Nisi Dominus, originally composed for an extraordinary soloist in his Venetian ensemble at the Ospedale della Pietà. The Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major, Bach’s virtuosic tour through French dance forms, will showcase the magnificent instrumental forces of ABS. Another highlight will be the opportunity to hear the 2015 Jeffrey Thomas Award recipient, Gretchen Claassen, performing Leonardo Leo’s Concerto for Violoncello in A Major. Last but hardly least is Bach’s beloved Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor.

These performances are generously sponsored in part by the Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation.
Ian Howell’s appearance is generously sponsored by James R. Meehan.

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