6:00 PM18:00

Close Encounters - ACRONYM

THE BACH FAMILY tree boasts an illustrious cluster of great musicians who act as a bridge into the Classical style. Presented with reverence are the works of Johann Sebastian, the Oboe Concerto by Carl Philippe Emanuel, and the Cello Concerto by Johann Christian. Presented with mischievous irreverence is his “illegitimate” son, P.D.Q. Bach (a.k.a. Peter Schickele) in a concerto for “Four Handed Viola” that combines musicological scholarship, the conventions of Baroque, and slapstick comedy. The program concludes with the timeless Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA


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7:30 PM19:30

ACRONYM & Les Canards Chantants - Princeton

Baroque string band ACRONYM joins forces with the vocalists of Les Canards Chantants for a program featuring the unusual and enticing large-ensemble sonatas of Giovanni Valentini (c1582–1649) – once Kapellmeister of the Holy Roman Empire – coupled with the first modern performances of a number of his madrigals for voices and instruments, exactly four hundred years after their publication.


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