Virtuosic soloists from The Philadelphia Orchestra will be featured in five sparkling and propulsive works by J.S. Bach this Sunday. The performance is further enhanced by Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan, who brought a fresh and animated approach to these familiar masterworks when the performances took place at Verizon Hall back in mid-April.
Originally scheduled to include the first four of the Brandenburg Concerti, a last-second program change due to a lip injury suffered by Principal Trumpet David Bilger necessitated the cancelation of the Second Brandenburg, and the addition of the challenging Bach Double Violin Concerto, played sublimely by Associate Principal Concertmaster Juliette Kang and Principal Second Violin Kimberly Fisher.
The program concludes with Bach's ever-popular Orchestral Suite No. 3, with its famous Air on the G-String!
During intermission, Susan Lewis speaks with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboist Richard Woodhams, and Jim Cotter spends some quality time with guest conductor Nicholas McGegan. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer. Sunday, August 11, 2 to 4 pm.
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
BACH: Concerto for Two Violins (Double Concerto)
BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 3
That's this Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, not to be missed!