At Staller Center January 23 and 24
Masters of baroque music perform a double concert, “Aulos Ensemble: All the Brandenburgs,” in the Staller Center Recital Hall on Saturday, January 23, at 8:00 pm and Sunday, January 24, at 7:00 pm, playing all six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos as well as Bach’s Concertos for Multiple Harpsichords. Renowned guest artists join with the Aulos Ensemble for this Baroque extravaganza.
The Saturday program includes the appealing and ever-popular Brandenburg Concertos #3, #5, and #1, and Concertos for Multiple Harpsichords; Sunday’s program features Brandenburg Concertos #6, #4, and #2, as well as Concertos for Multiple Harpsichords with the unusual appearance of four harpsichords on stage. The $42 ticket includes a reserved seat at each performance. For tickets visit www.stallercenter.com or call 632-ARTS.
An Aulos Ensemble Children’s Concert, “An Afternoon with the Bach Family,” will be held in the Staller Center Recital Hall on Sunday, January 24, at 3:00 pm, with all tickets $12. Aulos Ensemble members will have fun pretending to be members of the Bach family, playing favorites by J.S. Bach, who lived from 1685-1750, and whose house was considered a “musical beehive “ since he was the father of many children. The one-hour program is designed specifically for school-age musicians and their families. Tickets are $12 for all ages.
About the Aulos Ensemble
Members of the Aulos Ensemble include Christopher Krueger, flauto traverso and recorder; Marc Schachman, baroque oboe; Linda Quan, baroque violin and viola; Myron Lutzke, baroque cello; and Arthur Haas, harpsichord.
Guest artists for the Brandenburg concerts include Stanley Ritchie, baroque violin and viola; Nina Stern, recorder; R.J. Kelley and Alexandra Cook, natural horn; Nathaniel Mayfield, natural trumpet; Lani Spahr and Jeanine Krause, baroque oboe, Stephanie Corwin, baroque bassoon; Martha McGaughey, viola de gamba; and Robert Nairn, bass. Members of the Stony Brook Baroque Players will join the ensemble.
The Aulos Ensemble was formed by the five Juilliard graduates in 1973 at the forefront of a movement that was to capture the imagination of the American listening public. With its members serving on faculties of various schools of music and institutes specializing in historically informed performance, the Ensemble is responsible for training a new generation of American early music performers.