Bravura Bach

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Sunday, November 18, 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Evanston
Pre-concert Lecture:
WFMT announcer Carl Grapentine will give a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm in the Walker Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.
Monday, November 19, 7:30 pm
Harris Theater, Chicago
Pre-concert Lecture:
WFMT announcer Carl Grapentine will give a pre-concert lecture at 6 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, one block west of the Harris Theater at Michigan & Randolph (Randolph entrance, first floor).

Program

Bach
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major
Concerto for Three Violins in C Major
Sinfonias from Cantatas Nos. 31, 42, 196
Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering

Hear the Music

Bach
Violin Concerto in E Major
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Orchestral Suite #4
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Concerto for 3 Violins
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Ricercar a 6
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Nicholas Kraemer leads the Music of the Baroque Orchestra in a sparkling program of instrumental works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Highlights include the fourth orchestral suite and the ravishing E major violin concerto.

“With Kraemer leading from the harpsichord, every facet of the enterprise was tackled with aplomb and palpable joy.”

Chicago Tribune

Program Notes

“The second trip to Berlin and Potsdam…turned into one of the most important events of Bach’s life.” Download pdf »