Bach for Breakfast Part 4
Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts Saturday, August 19 | 10AM | Tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre
JOHN MCKEAN, host and harpsichord JULIETTA CURENTON, flute JESSE BLUMBERG, baritone PALAVER STRINGS
The fourth part of a series of morning lecture recitals featuring multiple artists performing at our 2023 Screen Door Festival. This year, we consider works by J.S. Bach within the historical, stylistic and familial context in which he lived and worked, and explore how Bach’s compositional techniques convey his sense of profound optimism and faith.
The six Brandenburg concertos challenge (as opposed to reflect) existing musical and social hierarchies of Bach’s time. Lutheran theology and Bach’s documented understanding of it suggests that in the next world, the heavenly one, the hierarchies of the present world will no longer be necessary. The session also includes selected vocal works performed by “easily one of the finest concert and recital singers of our generation” (I Care If You Listen), Jesse Blumberg.
Join Jesse along with performer and scholar of historical music and performance practice, John McKean, flutist Julietta Curenton, praised for her “expressive playing and sensitivity to color” (Bachtrack), and our much loved resident ensemble, Palaver Strings for our ongoing exploration of Bach’s music.
PROGRAM BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BACH A selection of vocal pieces
Saturday, August 19 | 10AM