Posted on January 8th, 2010
A concert to benefit one of the area’s premier cultural events, the annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, 420 College View Drive.
Seven musicians who participate regularly in the summer festival will play selections ranging from the Baroque period to the present.
Group members will play “Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1038″ by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Quartet #2″ by Franz Vincenz Krommer; “Midnight Child” by Charles Gregory Washington; “Premiere Trio, Op. 30″ by Charles Huguenin; “Duo, Op. 13″ by Alberto Ginastera and “Quartett No. 1, in Bb major” by Franz Anton Hoffmeister.
The performers include: Mary Kay Adams, flute; Sandra Gerster, oboe; Joan Griffing, violin; Douglas Kehlenbrink, bassoon, Les Nicholas, clarinet; Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola; and Beth Vanderborgh, cello.
A dessert reception will follow the program.
2010 Bach Festival
This year’s Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival will be held June 13-20 on the Eastern Mennonite University campus. Award-winning singer-songwriter John McCutcheon will be featured along with festival musicians and vocal soloists Anne Gross, Heidi Kurtz, Joel Ross and James Richardson under the artistic leadership of Dr. Kenneth Nafziger.
For more information, call 540-432-4652 or visit the web site at www.emu.edu/bach.
The event is free and open to everyone; donations for the Bach Festival will be taken at the door.