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  • Thur, Dec 13, 2012, 8:00 pm
    The Center for Performing Arts, Atherton
  • Fri, Dec 14, 2012, 8:00 pm
    The Herbst Theatre,
    San Francisco
  • Sat, Dec 15, 2012, 8:00 pm
    First Congregational Church, Berkeley
  • Sun, Dec 16, 2012, 7:30 pm
    First Congregational Church, Berkeley
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    “Mr. Suzuki brought long, almost tidal phrasing to this monumental work..."

    "Dann Coakwell...clear-voiced and eloquent..."

    "Dashon Burton...[noble] and rich tone"

    "Sherezade Panthaki...luminous...with pure, penetrating tone…”

    New York Times
    (May 2011 review of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion)

A Bach Christmas

Masaaki Suzuki

Sherezade Panthaki

Fabiana González

Dann Coakwell

Dashon Burton

Bruce Lamott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Soloists alumni from Yale University’s Schola Cantorum

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Claire Kelm, , soprano

Fabiana González, alto

Dann Coakwell, tenor

Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

 

Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director

Founder and director of Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki conducts Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale for the first time in a joyous evening of Christmas music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Maestro Suzuki hand-picked the four brilliant soloists; all recent graduates from his exclusive Schola Cantorum at Yale University.

This iconic program of familiar masterworks includes the Orchestral Suite No 3, best known for the lyrical “Air on the G String.” Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, Bach’s first known Christmas Cantata is paired with his later, virtuosic Magnificat; performed here in its original setting with the Christmas motets and text restored.

 

Program

BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068

BACH Cantata No. 63 Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63

BACH Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a

 

Learn More

Pre-concert talk at 7:15 pm: “Bach’s Leipzig Trumpeters” with John Thiessen, Kathryn Adduci, Bill Harvey, and Fred Holmgren*

(*6:45 pm on Sunday, December 16)

Watch

Masaaki Suzuki conducting Bach Collegium Japan in a performance of Bach’s St. John Passion (excerpt):

 

 


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  • Thur, Dec 13, 2012, 8:00 pm
    The Center for Performing Arts, Atherton
  • Fri, Dec 14, 2012, 8:00 pm
    The Herbst Theatre,
    San Francisco
  • Sat, Dec 15, 2012, 8:00 pm
    First Congregational Church, Berkeley
  • Sun, Dec 16, 2012, 7:30 pm
    First Congregational Church, Berkeley
  • links redirect to
    City Box Office
    180 Redwood St., Suite 101
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 392-4400
    www.cityboxoffice.com

    NOTE: Some Sections Are SOLD OUT on Subscription

    “Mr. Suzuki brought long, almost tidal phrasing to this monumental work..."

    "Dann Coakwell...clear-voiced and eloquent..."

    "Dashon Burton...[noble] and rich tone"

    "Sherezade Panthaki...luminous...with pure, penetrating tone…”

    New York Times
    (May 2011 review of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion)