Koopman’s Bach: Bach in Leipzig
The second of Ton Koopman’s Bach-centered programs highlights complementary facets of Bach’s art: the Baroque master’s secular and sacred vocal music. The concert opens with the festive and celebratory Cantata BWV 207a, colorfully scored for an orchestra including trumpets, flutes, and timpani. Bach’s first version of the Kyrie and Gloria that would later take their place as part of one of Bach’s grandest accomplishments, the Mass in B minor, rounds out the program, offering another showcase for… 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....
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....
The San Francisco Symphony is one of the few major U.S. orchestras with its own chorus and the SFS Chorus is recognized internationally as one of America’s finest. Established in 1972 at the request of Seiji Ozawa, the Symphony’s Music Director, the 155-member Chorus today gives a minimum of twenty-six performances each season and has sung under many of the world’s leading conductors, including Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, SFS Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Robert Shaw....
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