Across Time Across Cultures

October 23, 2021 at 4:00pm and 7:30pm

Stewart Auditorium, Longmont Museum

400 Quail Rd., Longmont, CO 80501


Lina Bahn, violin

Zachary Carrettín, violin

Mina Gajić, piano

Nicholas Recuber, double bass

We celebrate the return to live concerts with a program that embraces a diversity of musical styles, traveling across time and across cultures. The program opens with BBF co-directors violinist/conductor Zachary Carrettin and pianist/harpsichordist Mina Gajić performing works in romantic style with Moorish-Andalusian, Roma, and Sephardic influences. Gajić continues with colorful, meditative, and exotic solo piano works from her homeland, Balkan Dances by Marko Tajčević, Next, Carrettin offers us unaccompanied Bach played in his distinctive manner that explores intimacy and a poetic sense of time and pulse.


"This performance counsels that we can see the world anew." - Early Music America 


Following intermission, concert violinist and USC artist faculty Lina Bahn joins Gajić for a seldom-heard work by the French composer Lili Boulanger. Bahn then travels back in time to perform the unaccompanied Passacaglia by Heinrich Ignaz Biber. Colorado Symphony Orchestra double bassist Nicholas Recuber appears in his own arrangement of music by Telemann, finally joined by the entire ensemble in the Colorado premiere of works by American composer Raymond Granlund. Composed for Carrettin, these highly contrapuntal and rhythmically passionate quartet pieces explore the nature of tango with influences ranging from Bach to Poulenc. 


Between selections Carrettin will contextualize the music highlighting stylistic influences and demonstrating examples of particular elements of the compositions. 


The BBF will observe precautionary measures and will communicate with ticket holders in the weeks prior to the concert, describing these protocols and what to expect. 


Pablo Sarasate Romanza Andaluza 

Joseph Achron Hebrew Melody

Marko Tajčević Balkan Dances 

J.S. Bach Sonata in A Minor for violin solo

Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps 

H.I. von Biber Passacaglia in G Minor for violin solo

G.P. Telemann Fantasia No. 11 for viola da gamba solo (performed on double bass)

Ray Granlund Tango Peregrino (Colorado premiere)

Ray Granlund Tango jolie du printemps (Colorado premiere)