Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival


noon concerts

*Schedule is subject to change

Monday, June 15

John Williams [b.1932]
Air and Simple Gifts [2009]
commissioned for the inaugural ceremony of President Barack Obama, January 20, 2009

Joan Griffing, violin
Leslie Nicholas, clarinet
Lisa Wright, cello
Monica Carlson, piano

Robert Evett [1922-1975]
    Chaconne [1950]
Emma Lou Diemer [b.1927]
    Toccata for Piano [1979]
Charles Griffes [1884-1920]
    The Fountain of the Acqua Paola [1916]
Henry Cowell [1897-1965]
    Exultation [1919]

Lynne Mackey, piano                                                                             

Johann Sebastian Bach [1685-1750]
  Sonata No.3 for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1016 

  • Adagio
  • Allegro
  • Adagio ma non tanto
  • Allegro

Maria Lorcas, violin
Lynne Mackey, harpsichord          

Janet Peachey [b.1953]
  Night Songs for Violin and Piano [2009]

Night Songs for violin and piano was composed for violinist Mark Hartman in 2009. It incorporates two evening hymns: Now the Day is Over, written by Joseph Barnby in 1868, and Der Tag mit seinem Lichte, written by Jakob Hintze in 1670 and included in J. S. Bach’s connection of sacred songs. The first two movements are short and there is no pause between them; the third movement is longer and includes improvised violin cadenzas on each hymn. It was premiered at the Sound in the Lands Festival in Waterloo, Ontario, in June, 2009.
Mark Hartman, violin
Janet Peachey, piano

Tuesday, June 16

Baroque Workshop Faculty Artists
[Music yet to be announced]

Arthur Haas, harpsichord
Martha McGaughey, viola da gamba

Wednesday, June 17

George Frideric Handel [1685-1759]
Sonata in D minor for Two Oboes and Basso Continuo

  • Adagio
  • Allegro
  • Affettuoso
  • Allegro

Kevin Piccini and Sandra Gerster, oboes
Douglas Kehlenbrink, bassoon
Marvin Mills, harpsichord

Franz Anton Hoffmeister [1754-1812]
Quartet in A Major [1802]                              

  • Allegro
  • Pocoadagio
  • Allegro

Leslie Nicholas, clarinet
Jennifer Rickard, violin
Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola
Beth Vanderborgh, cello                                                     

Jeremy Cohen [b.1957]
Tango Eight

Joan Griffing, violin
Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola                                                                                       

Johann Sebastian Bach [1685-1750]
Prelude from C Minor Cello Suite                    

Karen Johnson, viola                                                           

Archangelo Corelli [1653-1713]
Sonata, Op.5, No.1                                                  

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Susan Bedell, violin
Ulysses Kirksey, cello
*harpsichordist yet to be announced                                                                                

Michael Isaacson [b.1946]
Hin’ni (Behold me, in deep humility)   

Ilse Weber [1903–1944]
Wiegala                                            

traditional Ladino
Avram Avinu (Abraham our Father)
   

Lara Steinel, mezzosoprano
*pianistyettobeannounced

Thursday, June 18

George Frideric Handel [1685-1759]
Ouverture [1748-49]                                     

  • Moderato–Allegro ma non troppo
  • Larghetto
  • Andante–Allegro
  • Allegro

Leslie Nicholas and Lynda Dembowski, clarinets
David Wick, horn                                

Gabriel Faure [1845-1924]
Quartet No.1 for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in C Minor, Op.15

  • Allegro molto moderato
  • Scherzo: Allegro vivo
  • Adagio
  • Allegro molto

Joan Griffing, violin
Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola
Beth Vanderborgh, cello
Lynne Mackey, piano                                                                                      

Johann Sebastian Bach [1685-1750]
Sinfonia 11, BWV 798, arr. K. Turner
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, arr. R. Thurston
Gigue Fugue, arr. N. Becknell

David Wick, Barbara Josenhans, Jay Chadwick, and Tara Islas, horns

Friday, June 19

[Music yet to be announced]

Marvin Mills, organ                                                   

Francesco Manfredini [1680-1748]
Concerto for Two Trumpets in D Major

  • Allegro
  • Largo
  • Allegro

Susan Sievert Messersmith and Judith Saxton, trumpets
Marvin Mills, organ

George Frideric Handel [1685-1759]
Sound an alarm, from Judas Macabbeus

Kenneth Gayle, tenor
*pianist yet to be announced

Lauren Bernofsky [b.1967]
Fantasia for Solo Trumpet [2008]                               

Judith Saxton, trumpet                                                                                            

François Henri Joseph Castile-Blaze [1784-1857]
Sextet No.1 in E-flat Major

  • Allegro
  • Scherzo: Risoluto
  • Adagio
  • Bolero: Allegro brillante

Leslie Nicholas and Lynda Dembowski, clarinets                      
David Wick and Jay Chadwick, horns
Douglas Kehlenbrink and Lynda Edwards, bassoons                                                

Madeleine Dring [1923-1977]
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano [1968]            

  • Allegro con brio
  • Andante semplice
  • Allegro giocoso

Mary Kay Adams, flute
Kevin Piccini, oboe
Lynne Mackey, piano

Saturday, June 20

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756-1791]
Quartet No. 17 K. 458, ‘TheHunt’
arr. Renate G. Rosenblatt

  • Allegro vivace assai
  • Adagio
  • Allegro assai

Sandra Gerster, Juan Flores and Michael Lisicky, oboes
Kevin Piccini, English horn                                   

Michel Corrette [1707-1795]
Le Phénix

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Paige Riggs, Nadine Monchecourt, Lisa Wright, and Beth Vanderborgh, cellos                                                  

Johannes Brahms [1833-1897]
Two Songs for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op.91 [1884] 

  • Gestillte Sehnsucht
  • Geistliches Wiegenlied

Heidi Kurtz, mezzosoprano
Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola
*pianist yet to be announced              

Ludwig van Beethoven [1770-1827]
Theme and Six Variations, Wo074
arr.RenateG.Rosenblatt

Michael Lisicky, English horn
Lynne Mackey, piano