Magnificat in D Major Johann Sebastian Bach

August 13 2023


BACH Magnificat in D Major
BACH Jesu, der du meine Seele, Cantata 78
BACH Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, Cantata 198

American Bach Academy Orchestra & Singers
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

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When & Where

Sunday August 13 2023 4:00 p.m.
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco
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The program will last approximately 2 hours minutes including one intermission.

About the Music

One of J.S. Bach’s most joyous and universally popular works, the Magnificat in D Major, brings trumpets, timpani, oboes, flutes, strings, and voices together in a glorious celebration of sound.

The source of one of Bach's most popular vocal duets is a cantata that includes a choral passacaglia, an entrancing aria for tenor and flute, and a flawlessly composed aria for bass and solo oboe.

Bach’s tribute to a beloved heroine of Saxony, the Electress Christiane Eberhardine, stands uniquely among his most extraordinary works. Known as the “Trauerode,” the cantata’s rich orchestration, including two violas da gamba, supports the distinguished poetry of one of the greatest reformers of the German language of all time. Each group of instruments is featured in movements that include an astonishingly pictorial recitative depicting bells.

About the Artists 

The performers on this concert are all part of the 2023 ABS ACADEMY, a tuition-free advanced training program exclusively for emerging professionals and highly accomplished students of Historically Informed Performance Practice.

The Academy was founded in 2010 with the purpose of providing mentorship and artistic support to those musicians who are seeking to bridge the gap between advanced conservatory, university, or personal studies and an emerging career, either as soloists, chamber musicians, or with professional early music institutions.

Since the ACADEMY's inaugural year, more than 500 participants have been admitted from around the world, representing Australia, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Republic of Singapore, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United States, and Venezuela.


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