Early Music and Baroque Ensembles play Bach on Saturday

By March 7, 2011

The UC Davis Early Music Ensemble, directed by David Nutter, and UCD Baroque Ensemble, directed by Phebe Craig and Michael Sand, will perform at  7 p.m. Saturday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis.

On the program will be a mix of choral and instrumental works, including one of the best-known cantatas by  J.S. Bach — his Cantata No. 4 (Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4), as well as a well-known Bach motet (Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229) and a Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major (BWV 1042), with Wesley Wang, violin.

Also on the program will be works by Don Carlo Gesualdo, an Italian prince and composer who infamously arranged to have his unfaithful wife and her lover murdered while they were engaged in the act of infidelity; fellow Italian composer Antonio Lotti; English composer  Henry Purcell; and Bohemian composer Jan Dismas Zelenka.

uggested donations at the door are $12 for adults and $6 students and children. For general information about this and other UC Davis music department events, call (530) 752-5537.

Jeff Hudson

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