June 10-14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6:30 PM
a sumptuous evening of music and cuisine
The Recital - 6:30 PM
First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine Street
The Reception - 7:30 PM
Mezzanine, Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Klavier in G Major, BWV 1027
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata for Viola and Piano in F Minor, op. 120
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
First Congregational Church
Morrell Printing Solutions
Cost is $100/person. Please RSVP online or call 303.499.9646 by June 10. Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 20.
$75 of the ticket price is tax-deductible. If you can't attend our Gala Benefit, please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation online here. Thanks for your support!
by Itamar Moses
May 3-18 at the Dairy Center for the Arts
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
A regional premiere! The “greatest organist in all of Germany” suddenly dies, leaving his post vacant. In order to fill the position, the Leipzig city council invites a small number of musicians to audition for the appointment, including a young Johann Sebastian Bach. Based on actual events, Bach at Leipzig imagines with hilarious wit and uncommon intelligence how six little-known musicians resorted to bribery, blackmail, and betrayal in an attempt to secure the most coveted musical post in all of Europe. A six-part harmony of music and mayhem!
For tickets: www.BETC.org
Daily Camera, 3/2/13
By Kelly Dean Hansen
...Friday at St. John's Cathedral in Denver, the two-hour work was given one of the most heartfelt, intense, and yes, passionate performances the Bach Festival has seen in several years. The Passion will be presented again tonight in Boulder at Mountain View Methodist Church.
Erickson led the choir and instrumental ensemble with focus and concentration, bringing out every emotional nuance in the text and the music. The story of Jesus' trial and death, in the vivid language of John's gospel, could not have been more immediately present...
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By Robin McNeil
...This was a remarkable performance of a remarkable piece, and I could not help but wonder at the impact this piece must have had at its first performance. It is achingly descriptive, and in spite of the portions in major keys, there is no question that it is one of the most solemn and intense works by Bach. This was certainly reflected in this stunning performance, and there were several moments when I witnessed those sitting near me lightly touching their eyes. All of the great composers affect us in different ways, and all of us have heard performances that we will remember for a lifetime. Friday night, the audience received a lesson the massive strength and intricacy of this work and of J. S. Bach.