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Friday
July 11 2014
5:00 p.m. Opening Night Gala Dinner: Dobbs Ferry of San Francisco
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8:00 p.m. Bach's Inspiration - Part I
The first of two different programs of works by composers who inspired Bach including Johann Christoph Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Kuhnau, Frederick the Great, and Alessandro Marcello. Also on the program is Johann Sebastian Bach's transcription of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.
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Saturday
July 12 2014
2:30 p.m. Public Colloquium: "Baroque Instruments and Performers, Then and Now: Creating a New Fusion of Styles and Tastes"
FREE - Pre-Registration Requested [more information]
 
8:00 p.m. Bach's Inspiration - Part II
The second of two different programs of works by composers who inspired Bach including Nicolaus Bruhns, Dieterich Buxtehude, Georg Melchior Hoffmann, and Johann Adam Reincken. Also on the program is Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major and the trio sonata from The Musical Offering.
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Sunday
July 13 2014
7:00 p.m. Bach's Mass in B Minor
The composition that many call the greatest musical work of all time will be performed by the ABS Academy Orchestra, the American Bach Choir, and soloists from the Academy, conducted by ABS Music Director Jeffrey Thomas. [This work will be repeated on Sunday July 20 2014 at 2:00 p.m.]
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Monday
July 14 2014
8:00 p.m. Academy-in-Action Concert I: Chamber works by Bach, Boismortier, Heinichen, Legrenzi, Lotti, Luzzaschi, Monteverdi, and Steffani
Performances by members of the 2014 Academy.
TICKETS $10 [more information]
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Tuesday
July 15 2014
3:00 p.m. Master Class Series: Harpsichord
FREE [more information]
 
5:00 p.m. Lecture Series: Kenneth Slowik
Bach: “The Greatest Musical Orator That Ever Existed”
FREE [more information]
 
8:00 p.m. Academy-in-Action Concert II: Chamber works including Bach's Concerto for 3 Harpsichord and works by Bach, Janitsch, Scarlatti, Telemann, and Young
Performances by members of the 2014 Academy.
TICKETS $10 [more information]
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Wednesday
July 16 2014
3:00 p.m. Master Class Series: Violin & Viola
FREE [more information]
 
5:00 p.m. Lecture Series: Robert Mealy
The Presence of the Past: Bach’s relations to his musical ancestors
FREE [more information]
 
8:00 p.m. Academy-in-Action Concert III: Chamber works including Telemann’s Völker Ouverture in B-flat Major and works by Bach, Buxtehude, Erlebach, Handel, and Telemann.
Performances by members of the 2014 Academy.
TICKETS $10 [more information]
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Thursday
July 17 2014
3:00 p.m. Master Class Series: Violoncello, Viola da gamba, Violone, & Contrabass
FREE [more information]
 
5:00 p.m. Lecture Series: Corey Jamason
Postmodern Bach: French and Italian styles absorbed, transformed, and made entirely new
FREE [more information]
 

Friday
July 18 2014
3:00 p.m. Master Class Series: Winds & Brass
FREE [more information]
 
5:00 p.m. Lecture Series: Jeffrey Thomas
All Things in Moderation: A look at Handel's oratorio texts from Dryden, Hamilton, Jennens, & Milton
FREE [more information]
 
8:00 p.m. Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
The utterly sublime oratorio set to words by one of England's preeminent writers, John Milton, whose poems about the joyful man ("L'Allegro") and contemplative man ("Il Penseroso") inspired Handel to new heights of humanist expression. Performed by instrumentalists and singers from the 2014 Academy, a lavish panoply of more than 30 arias and choruses is an exquisite musical delight.
TICKETS $20-$50
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Saturday
July 19 2014
3:00 p.m. Master Class Series: Voice
FREE [more information]
 
5:00 p.m. Lecture Series: Debra Nagy
Musical and Dramatic Performances of the Passion Story — Before Bach
FREE [more information]
 
8:00 p.m. Distinguished Artist Series: Mary Wilson, soprano
TICKETS $20-$55 [more information]
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Sunday
July 20 2014
2:00 p.m. Bach's Mass in B Minor
The 2014 Festival concludes with a second performance of Bach’s monumental testament to his life’s work under the direction of Jeffrey Thomas. Fanfare Magazine wrote that “Thomas’ direction seems just right, capturing the humanity of the music…there is no higher praise for Bach performance.”
TICKETS $20-$64
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