Connoisseur Series 2021
• Online Edition •


Three exciting full-length concerts filmed in 4K Ultra High Definition that put everyone in the front row.

The Premier Century of the Baroque
Favorite Violin Concertos
Late Baroque German Masters

Three great concerts filmed in three spectacular venues

Mondavi Center

THE PREMIER CENTURY OF THE BAROQUE

filmed at
the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Davis

Palace Hotel

FAVORITE VIOLIN CONCERTOS

filmed at the
The Palace Hotel's Gold Ballroom
San Francisco

Castello di Amorosa

LATE BAROQUE GERMAN MASTERS

filmed in
The Great Hall at Castello di Amorosa
Calistoga

Watch each concert
for up to 10 days.

V.I.P. Subscribers can view for up to one month. *

We’ve been very busy designing and redesigning the equivalent of two or three concert seasons over the last six months as we’ve created all kinds of scenarios to bring music to you during this bridge year before returning to concert halls down the road. But ever-changing circumstances often took us back to the drawing board.


Now, we've settled on our plan for the first half of 2021. In collaboration with some stunning venues—including San Francisco’s Palace Hotel, Calistoga’s Castello di Amorosa winery, and the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis—we are producing three wonderful video concerts featuring some of the ABS artists that you know and love.


We're very excited about these films that will be forthcoming in March, April, and May. We will have the same crew that made our Messiah film look and sound so wonderful: audio engineer Chris Landen and videographer Eddie Frank will be behind the scenes. And we’ve chosen great repertoire that will bring the essence of our musicians’ talents to the screen. 

The Premier Century of the Baroque

AVAILABLE MARCH 26 – APRIL 4
* V.I.P. ACCESS EXTENDS UNTIL APRIL 25

Filmed in the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Davis

It's easy to think of the Baroque era as having been defined by the likes of Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. But their styles were built upon traditions and trends that had developed during the century before, between 1600 and 1700. For this musical journey through Italy, Germany, France, and England, we've chosen extraordinary and captivating compositions, many off the beaten path, to showcase a stellar team of ABS virtuosi.

Elizabeth Blumenstock violin
Cynthia Keiko Black violin
YuEun Gemma Kim violin
William Skeen viola da gamba & violoncello
Steven Lehning viola da gamba & violone
Corey Jamason harpsichord


Italy
BUONAMENTE  Sonata a tre violini
UCCELLINI  Sinfonia Nona a tre violini
MARINI Sonata in Ecco con tre violini

Germany
SCHMELZER  Sonata IX
PACHELBEL  Canon & Gigue 
ERLEBACH  Sonata III in A Major

France
LULLY  Trios pour le coucher du Roi

England
PURCELL  Sonata in F Major "The Golden Sonata"
BLOW  Chacony in G

Cynthia Black

Cynthia
Keiko Black

VIOLIN & VIOLA

Elizabeth Blumenstock

Elizabeth
Blumenstock

VIOLIN

YuEun Gemma Kim

YuEun Gemma
Kim

VIOLIN

William Skeen

William
Skeen

VIOLONCELLO & VIOLA DA GAMBA

Steven Lehning

Steven
Lehning

VIOLONE & VIOLA DA GAMBA

Corey Jamason

Corey
Jamason

HARPSICHORD & ORGAN

Favorite Violin Concertos

AVAILABLE APRIL 30 – MAY 9
* V.I.P. ACCESS EXTENDS UNTIL MAY 29

Filmed in the Gold Ballroom of the Palace Hotel
San Francisco

A compilation of Bach's great concertos for solo violin, a stunning violin concerto by Vivaldi along with his joyful concerto for three violins, and a transcription for viola, 'cello, and harpsichord of one of our favorite arias from the Bach cantatas will bring together some of ABS's brightest new stars.

Tatiana Chulochnikova violin
Tomà Iliev violin
Rachell Ellen Wong violin
Yvonne Smith viola
Gretchen Claassen violoncello
Gabriel Benton harpsichord


VIVALDI  Violin Concerto in E Minor  "Il favorito"
BACH  Violin Concerto in E Major
BACH  Violin Concerto in A Minor
BACH  Aria from Cantata 156
VIVALDI  Concerto for 3 Violins in F Major

Tatiana Chulochnikova

Tatiana
Chulochnikova

VIOLIN

Tomà Iliev

Tomà
Iliev

VIOLIN

Rachell Ellen Wong

Rachell Ellen
Wong

VIOLIN

Yvonne Smith

Yvonne
Smith

VIOLA

Gretchen Claassen

Gretchen
Claassen

VIOLONCELLO

Gabriel Benton

Gabriel
Benton

HARPSICHORD

Late Baroque German Masters

AVAILABLE MAY 28 – JUNE 6
* V.I.P. ACCESS EXTENDS UNTIL JUNE 27

Filmed in the Great Hall at the Castello di Armorosa
Calistoga

Following on the heels of their 17th-century predecessors, Bach, Buxtehude, Handel, and Telemann developed a plentiful legacy of brilliantly composed works that have inspired centuries of listeners. Two concertos for three violins, an elegant sonata for viola da gamba and continuo, one of Handel's most beautiful Concerti Grossi, and an exquisite aria from Bach's "Easter Oratorio" transcribed for viola and strings will celebrate the great culmination of the Baroque era.

Cynthia Keiko Black violin
Tomà Iliev violin
Gail Hernández Rosa violin
David Wilson
violin
Jude Ziliak violin
Ramón Negrón Pérez viola
William Skeen viola da gamba & violoncello
Steven Lehning violone
Corey Jamason harpsichord


TELEMANN  Concerto for 3 Violins in F Major
BUXTEHUDE  Sonata & Suite in B-flat Major
HANDEL  Concerto Grosso in G Minor 
BACH  Aria from “Easter Oratorio” 
BACH  Concerto for 3 Violins in D Major

Jeffrey Thomas

Jeffrey
Thomas

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Cynthia Keiko Black

Cynthia
Keiko Black

VIOLIN

Tomà Iliev

Tomà
Iliev

VIOLIN

David Wilson

David
Wilson

VIOLIN

Jude Ziliak

Jude
Ziliak

VIOLIN

Gail Hernández Rosa

Gail
Hernández Rosa

VIOLIN

Ramón Negrón Pérez

Ramón Negrón
Pérez

VIOLA

William Skeen

William
Skeen

VIOLA DA GAMBA & VIOLONCELLO

Steven Lehning

Steven
Lehning

VIOLONE

Corey Jamason

Corey
Jamason

HARPSICHORD

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