Praised by The New York Times for its "freshness and ease in live performance," the much heralded orchestra of Bach Collegium Japan has been bringing baroque favorites played on period instruments to appreciative audiences in the Far East and around the world for 25 years. Led by its founder and music director, Masaaki Suzuki -- who also happens to be its harpsichordist and conductor -- the ensemble welcomes English soprano and Bach specialist Joanne Lunn to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel for a performance of one of the German composer's cantatas, as well as Handel's Gloria. The concert also includes Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and pieces by Vivaldi.
Program (subject to change):
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Vivaldi: Concerto in C Major for Recorder, Strings, and Continuo, RV 443
Handel: Gloria in B-flat Major, HWV deest
J.S. Bach: Flute Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034
Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto in C Major, RV450
J.S. Bach: Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen BWV 51