Connoisseur Series 2021
"Home Edition"

Three exciting videos that put everyone in the front row.

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 have settled on our plan for the first half of 2021. In collaboration with some stunning venues—including San Francisco’s Palace Hotel and Grace Cathedral, Calistoga’s Castello di Amorosa winery, and Burlingame’s Kohl Mansion—we are in the process of creating 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. 

Favorite Violin Concertos

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 orchestra of one of our favorite arias from the Bach cantatas will bring together some of ABS's brightest new stars.


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

The Premier Century of the Baroque

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.


ITALY
CASTELLO  Sonata decima quinta per stromenti d'arco
BUONAMENTE  Sonata a tre violini
UCCELLINI  Sinfonia Nona a tre violini

GERMANY
SCHMELZER  Sonata IX
SCHMELZER  Lamento sopra la morte di Ferdinando III 
ERLEBACH  Sonata III in A Major

FRANCE
REBEL  Le Tombeau de Monsieur de Lully

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

Elizabeth Blumenstock

Elizabeth
Blumenstock

VIOLIN

Tekla Cunningham

Tekla
Cunningham

VIOLIN & VIOLA

YuEun Gemma Kim

YuEun Gemma
Kim

VIOLIN

William Skeen

William
Skeen

VIOLONCELLO

Steven Lehning

Steven
Lehning

VIOLONE

Corey Jamason

Corey
Jamason

HARPSICHORD

Late Baroque German Masters

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.


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

Cynthia Black

Cynthia
Black

VIOLIN

David Wilson

David
Wilson

VIOLIN

Jude Ziliak

Jude
Ziliak

VIOLIN

Ramón Negrón Pérez

Ramón Negrón
Pérez

VIOLA

Kenneth Slowik

Kenneth
Slowik

VIOLONCELLO

Available for streaming in the first half of 2021.

Exact release dates to be announced.

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