Wednesday, January 22, 2020

MONTCLAIR ORCHESTRA PRESENTS FIRST CONCERT OF THE DECADE ON JANUARY 31

Concerto Grosso
featuring Daniel Khalikov & Quan Yuan, Violins

WHEN: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8pm 
WHERE:
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Montclair
TICKETS:

  • TIER 1
    Adult: $50
    Senior: $40
    Child/Student: $25
  • TIER 2
    Adult: $40
    Senior: $25
    Child/Student: $15
  • TIER 3
    Adult: $25
    Senior: $15
    Child/Student: $10

Our mid-winter concert explores the Baroque ‘concerto grosso’ form, in which a small group of soloists is set against a larger ensemble. We begin and end the program with two of J.S. Bach’s ever-popular Brandenburg Concertos, but then jump forward through time to rediscover the form as presented by Stravinsky and Schnittke in the 20th century. Schnittke’s groundbreaking Concerto Grosso No. 1 juxtaposes elements of Vivaldi with an obsessive microtonal world and a bit of Argentinian tango, while the clean lines of Stravinsky’s neoclassical ballet combine Apollonian elegance with dazzling instrumental solos.

  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major J.S. Bach
  • Concerto Grosso No. 1 (1977) Alfred Schnittke
    Daniel Khalikov and Quan Yuan, violins
  • Apollon musagète (1947 version) Igor Stravinsky
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major J.S. Bach