Celebrate Father’s Day with the grandfather of modern Western music: Johann Sebastian Bach! Con Vivo Music presents its semi-annual Bach Concert on June 18, featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft and oboist Christa Robinson in a concert of Bach’s most intimate chamber music for voice, oboe, string quartet, harpsichord, and organ. The concert will be performed at the gorgeous Cathedral Hall in downtown Jersey City, an acoustically ideal venue for Bach’s masterful compositions.
Johann Sebastian Bach was primarily known for his skills as an organist, as were his relatives. In fact, there were so many members of the Bach family employed as organists that the name Bach became synonymous with being an organist. J.S. Bach who, by some estimates, wrote approximately twenty minutes of music for every day of his life, is most frequently associated today with his large and magnificent cantatas, the Goldberg Variations written for harpsichord, and for music students, his counterpoint exercises, though his ultimate output was far more prolific. A relatively conservative composer in his lifetime, his experiments in the mathematics of musical tones and chromaticism weren’t truly understood for their brilliance until more than a century after his death. For this year’s Bach Concert, Con Vivo presents a wide panoply of Bach’s style and achievements, from the elegance of his intimate keyboard works, to the athleticism of his oboe and string repertoire.
CVM’s 2017 Bach Concert
FREE, all ages welcome
Sunday, June 18 at 3:00pm
Cathedral Hall – 380 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ
JS Bach – Oboe Concerto in F major, BWV 1053R
JS Bach – “Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris” from Mass in B minor
JS Bach – Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12
JS Bach – Bekennen will ich seinen Namen, BWV 200
plus select works for baroque ensemble and organ
Performed by CVM’s Christa Robinson (oboe) and Sarah Nelson Craft (voice) with string quartet, harpsichord, and organ.
CVM works to ensure that our concerts are accessible to all. If you require a special accommodation, are a wheelchair user attending our concerts for the first time, or have specific questions contact us at least two weeks prior to your visit.
CVM’s Bach Concert is sponsored by 4th Street Arts.
Con Vivo Music’s 2017 Season is sponsored by SILVERMAN.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of The National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.