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Sun 4 Mar 2012

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Baroque giants: Bach

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £6-£35

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Tom Dunn

In this, the first of two concerts with director Laurence Cummings, we celebrate the genius of Bach. Bach’s music combines exquisite craftsmanship with innate drama and emotion, and tonight’s programme showcases some of his most famous pieces, including two suites (No.3 including the Air on a g string) and one of his Brandenburg concertos.

This concert is part of a whole day of events at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the Music Nation weekend.

Bach Suite No.3 in D
Bach Violin Concerto in E major
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D
Bach Suite No.4 in D

Laurence Cummings director
Matthew Truscott violin
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

Concert finishes at approximately 8.50pm

Listen to the music on Spotify here.

PRE-CONCERT EVENT
OAE Extras at 5.45pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall. Admission Free.

Bach 2012
Young string players from the OAE’s partner boroughs join OAE players to perform excerpts from Bach’s Orchestral Suite 1 and a newly commissioned work by Timothy Kraemer, One Piece Suite.  Nicola Gaines will lead the performance as well as explaining about dance music from the Baroque period.

Venue details

Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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