Koopman’s Bach: The Bach Family
As part of the Symphony’s season-long focus on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ton Koopman, one of the pre-eminent Bach interpreters of our time, pairs the Baroque master with the most esteemed of his composer sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel. The elder Bach’s resplendent Fourth Orchestral Suite and glorious cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen surround two works by C.P.E. Bach, heralding the dawn of the Classical era: the Cello Concerto No. 3, featuring Peter Wyrick; and the Symphony in G major,… Show more
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Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program....
Peter Wyrick served as San Francisco Symphony Assistant Principal Cellist from 1986 to 1990, returned to the Orchestra in 2000, and is now Associate Principal Cellist. He has also served as principal cellist of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and associate principal cellist of the New York City Opera Orchestra....
By his twenties, Antonius "Ton" Koopman was already carving a musical niche for himself in which he would rise to become one of the world's most prominent performers in the early music movement....
Soprano Carolyn Sampson has been proclaimed "the best British early music soprano by some distance" by the editors of Gramophone. A native of Bedford, she studied voice with Richard Smart at the University of Birmingham, and made her debut with the English National Opera in a production of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea and continues to appear with this company with regularity in addition to appearances at the Paris Opera....
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