A Baroque Evening with Nicholas McGeganBack To Calendar
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LECLAIR: Suite from Scylla et Glaucus, op. 11
J. S. BACH: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
J. S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
HANDEL: Suite from Water Music Suite in G Major, HWV 350
PURCELL: Suite from The Fairy Queen
“At every turn, he effortlessly communicates his delight in the music he leads,” raved the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of joyful conductor Nicholas McGegan. Joined by a high-voltage line-up of soloists, McGegan returns to Harris Hall for an evening of Baroque works for the concert hall and stage. Rameau’s suite from Leclair’s only opera, Scylla et Glaucus tells the story of the rivalry of Scylla and Circe for the love of the sea-god Glaucus. After Circe drives Scylla to madness and turns her to stone, she and her siren followers pose an eternal threat to sailors.
AMFS alumnus William Hagen, hailed by the Dallas Morning News as a “brilliant virtuoso…a standout,” will bring his impeccable phrasing and exquisite tone to Bach’s First Violin Concerto. Three powerhouse AMFS artist-faculty members will be featured in Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, with Anton Nel playing the first movement’s colossal cadenza. The program concludes with the sprightly dance rhythms and colorful orchestral effects of Purcell’s Suite from The Fairy Queen.
PLEASE NOTE: As of February 21, the date and time of this event has changed. It is now at 8 pm on Thursday, July 13.