Wednesday, October 1, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

American Bach Soloists begin landmark 25th season with all-Bach program

By
From page A9 | January 14, 2014 |

American Bach SoloistsW

The American Bach Soloists under the direction of Jeffrey Thomas will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in Davis Community Church. Ken Howard/Courtesy photo

For 25 years, the American Bach Soloists have specialized in the music by their namesake, J.S. Bach. What better way to usher in their new season — and the next 25 years — than with an all-Bach program?

Music director Jeffrey Thomas handpicked some of his favorite works by Bach for the opening concert of this benchmark season at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

Three of the compositions on this program call upon especially heraldic trumpet ensembles. Bach’s “Magnificat” (BWV 243), one of the best known and popular among his liturgical works, is like a smorgasbord of sweet and savory vocal delights, and “Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!” (“Sound, you drums! Ring forth, trumpets!,” BWV 214) is a grand secular cantata featuring music that eventually became part of the “Christmas Oratorio.”

Bach’s virtuoso Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor (BWV 1067) will feature flutist Sandra Miller. The program closes with one of the composer’s most extraordinary cantatas, “Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir” (BWV 130), an extroverted work composed for Leipzig’s lavish celebrations of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels in 1724. Bringing back a hallmark of ABS’ cantata performances over the years, the audience will be invited to sing along on the final chorale.

The American Bach Choir will be featured on three of the program’s four selections. Directed by Thomas, this group of singers will demonstrate their mastery in Bach’s exuberant and joyous music. Further augmenting the vocal forces will be four vocal soloists: soprano Clara Rottsolk, countertenor Eric Jurenas, tenor Guy Cutting (in his ABS debut), and baritone William Sharp, who was featured as a soloist in the American Bach Soloists’ 2004 recording of Handel’s “Messiah.”

Clara Rottsolk’s has thrilled ABS audiences since her 2012 debut with the ensemble in the early version of Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion.” Countertenor Eric Jurenas, a participant in the 2011 ABS Academy, was heard in December’s performances of Handel’s “Messiah” in Grace Cathedral and the Mondavi Center.

Tenor Guy Cutting makes his ABS debut in Bach’s “Magnificat” as the inaugural recipient of the Jeffrey Thomas Award, established in 2013 to honor and encourage emerging early music professionals of remarkable merit. Rounding out the quartet of soloists is baritone William Sharp, who has performed with American Bach Soloists for two decades, most recently appearing as Christus in Bach’s “St. John Passion”; he is also a member of the ABS Academy faculty.

A pre-concert talk by Steven Lehning, discussing Bach and the pieces on the program, will be presented at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $25-$64 general and 20-$58 for students. They are available online at www.americanbach.org or by calling 415-621-7900, and may be available at the door.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

Jury: Marsh legally sane during murders

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Undocumented Student Center offers help to immigrants

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Rairdan supports more inquiry-based learning

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Standing In: Don’t write? I may as well stop breathing

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A2

 
Woodland man convicted in domestic violence case

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

Apply soon to be a Master Gardener

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
‘Edible City’ discussion planned

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
TSA bomb training may be noisy

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Katehi will address Rotarians on Monday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Mondavi Center hosts all-star lineup of classical, jazz, dance and more

By Enterprise staff | From Page: C3 | Gallery

Willett students sensitized to those who are different

By Maria Clayton | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Friends of the Library host biggest book sale of the year

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Give blood and get a free movie ticket

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
AIM testing dates set this fall, winter

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A4

Tour Honey Bee Haven on Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Woodland City Cemetery tours planned

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
 
‘ADHD — Myth or Reality’ addressed at UCD talk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Quotes from the Marsh double-murder trial

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
UCD athletics have break-from-work entertainment for everyone

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: C5 | Gallery

Quad abuzz with students

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Wetlands visitors may see ducks arriving

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10 | Gallery

Boy Scouts host family event in park

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

 
How did the Aggies get their name?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: C12

.

Forum

Hey, it’s free childcare …

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Will you open your heart, and your home?

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
The right vote for education

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Just what Davis schools need

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

Nolan’s a calm voice of reason

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
.

Sports

DHS girls tennis team tames Lions

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Devil girls play dynamite pool defense

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Davis volleyballers finish strong at Franklin

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Hard-working Blue Devil boys get a water polo win

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

A’s fall as AL wild-card game lives up to its name

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Legacy roundup: Milliennium takes Manteca tournament

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

AYSO roundup: Beans, Capay can’t shake each other in U19 play

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Alliance roundup: Los Azules, Italia win tourneys

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Sports briefs: Real Salt Lake has too much for Republic

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

From the ground up: Rediscovering classic cheesecake

By Ann Evans | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Leonard D. Blackford

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Anne Elizabeth Elbrecht

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

By Creator | From Page: A8