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Bach: Sleepers Awake!

Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos are considered masterpieces and among
the biggest hits of classical music. Each is written for a different combination
of instruments. Concerto No. 1 requires the largest number of performers, with
a string ensemble and a group of soloists. Concerto No. 5 features three solo
instruments: harpsichord, violin and flute. The final piece, Cantata No. 140
for chorus and orchestra, is the famous Wachet Auf (“Sleepers Awake”),
a wedding cantata depicting the uniting of Christ with the human soul.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Cantata No. 140, Wachet Auf (“Sleepers Awake”)

Event begins at 8:00PM

Featured Artist(s): Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano, Matthew Smith, tenor, Kevin Deas, bass, Justine Lamb-Budge, violin, William Neil, harpsichord, David Whiteside, flute, Mark Hill, oboe, Kathy Ceasar-Spall, oboe, Fatma Daglar, oboe, Michael Hall, horn, Mark Wakefield, horn, National Philharmonic Chorale, Piotr Gajewski, conductor;

Categories: Music: Classical

Event Venue

The Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
  • Saturday, April 6, 2013

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