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Berkshire Bach concludes its season with A BAROQUE SPRING POSY--MUSIC BY BACH AND HANDEL on June 8, 2024 in Great Barrington



The Berkshire Bach Society concludes its regular 2023-2024 season on Saturday, June 8, 2024, 4pm, with A Baroque Spring Posy: Music for Baroque Violin and Harpsichord, at Kellogg Music Center on the campus of Bard College at Simon’s Rock (84 Alford Road, Great Barrington).  Laura Lutzke, Baroque Violin, is joined by Mariken Palmboom, Harpsichord, in chamber music by J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel.

“We are delighted to have these special musicians conclude our season with a classic Baroque combination of violin and harpsichord,” said Terrill McDade, Executive Director of The Berkshire Bach Society.  “Music Director Eugene Drucker invited Laura to join the Berkshire Bach Ensemble for Bach at New Year’s in 2017 and she has become a regular.  Dutch Harpsichordist and Stockbridge resident Mariken Palmboom is familiar to our audiences, having performed with BBS since 2022 as a soloist, a continuo player, and as our principal harpsichord technician for Bach at New Year’s. Laura brings her Baroque Violin for this performance and audiences will have the chance to hear the beauty of two period instruments together as they may have sounded to Bach and Handel some three hundred years ago.”

Tickets $45 available in advance at http://www.berkshirebach.org/events and at the door.  Card to Culture tickets $10.  Berkshire Bach member discounts apply, and as always, children under 18 and students with valid ID are admitted FREE.  Space is limited—get your tickets early!  

Program

J.S. Bach          

Well-Tempered Clavier II:  Prelude in A Major, BWV 888

Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Harpsichord obbligato, BWV 1015

Sonata No. 3 in E Major for Violin and Harpsichord obbligato, BWV 1016

 

G.F. Handel      

Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo, HWV 364

Harpsichord Suite in F Major, HWV 427

 

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