Ancient Greek mythology tells us that Orpheus, the legendary musician and poet whose music and singing could charm the birds, fish, and wild beasts, is said to have moved mountains, silenced rivers, and caused trees to bend so they could hear his playing upon the lyre. Named after Orpheus, these concerts present countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen in a program of deeply moving works that affect the soul from joyful compositions by Buxtehude and Hoffmann to Vivaldi’s brooding Stabat Mater, along with a stunning Bach triple concerto and the rich sonorities of Muffat’s Concerto Grosso.
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen “possesses a remarkable gift for intimate communication … combined with a voice of velvety gentleness.” - The New York Times
Friday January 24 2020 8:00 p.m.
St. Stephen’s Church, Belvedere
Saturday January 25 2020 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sunday January 26 2020 4:00 p.m.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco
Monday January 27 2020 7:00 p.m.
Davis Community Church, Davis
Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
J. C. Bach: Lamento Ach dass ich Wassers gnug hätte
Hoffmann: Schlage doch
Buxtehude: Jubilate Deo
Bach: Concerto for Flute, Violin, and Harpsichord in A Minor
Muffat: Concerto Grosso No. 5 in G Major
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor
American Bach Soloists
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor