Events at the Tavern: Chamber Music at the Tavern (May 13, 2014)
“BACK TO THE BAROQUE ”
Johann Joachim QUANTZ - Trio Sonata in D Major
John HARBISON - “Crossroads” SOUTHEASTERN PREMIERE ACP Co-Commission (2013) (soprano, oboe, strings)
Johann Sebastian BACH - “Coffee” Cantata, BWV 211 (soprano, tenor, bass/ strings, harpsichord)
Arietha Lockhart, soprano
Beverly Blouin, soprano
Richard Clement, tenor
William Killmeier, bass
Todd Skitch, flute
Elizabeth Tiscione, oboe
Helen Hwaya Kim, violin
Kenn Wagner, violin
Catherine Lynn, viola
Brad Ritchie, cello
Gloria Jones, bass
Paula Peace, harpsichord
We conclude our season at the popular setting of the New American Shakespeare Tavern with a celebration of Baroque music and a major premiere by one of America’s most distinguished composers. Acclaimed Atlanta soprano Arietha Lockhart joins tenor Rick Clement and bass William Killmeier to present the charming “Coffee” Cantata by J.S. Bach. The secular cantata is actually a miniature comic opera and has delighted audiences since its premiere in the 1730’s.
ACP is thrilled to present the Southeastern Premiere of the newest chamber work by American John Harbison. “Crossroads” pairs two Pulitzer Prize winners - composer Harbison and poet Louise Glück - in musical settings of three of Glück’s poems - for oboe and string quintet, plus soprano Beverly Blouin. Opening the program is the lyrical and buoyant D Major Trio Sonata of Johann Quantz, composer at court of Frederick the Great. This performance features new ASO flutist Todd Skitch and ASO oboist Elizabeth Koch Tiscione in expressive Baroque writing for winds and continuo.
Our audience is invited to enjoy – beginning at 6:15 pm - the British pub menu and libation at the Shakespeare Tavern. Or just come for the 7:30 pm concert downbeat.
(Dinner and drinks are not included in the concert ticket price.)