We hope you’ll join us as we present a program of stirring, dramatic music in anticipation of Holy Week. We’ll present Georg Böhm’s rarely performed Passion According to St. John, once attributed to Handel. Like J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, Böhm’s work musically depicts the Good Friday story as it is written in the Gospel of John. Though less complex and of shorter length than Bach’s or Telemann’s settings, Böhm’s setting easily holds its own, and is an outstanding example of a turn-of-the-eighteenth-century German Passion. To round out the program, we’ll perform excerpts from J.S. Bach’s contemplative funeral cantata “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit” and Haydn’s fiery Symphony no. 49 in F minor, “La passione.”
$15 – General Admission, $10 – Seniors; $5 – College/Student ID (at the door only). A school-age student may enter free with any regular adult admission.
Concert Program / Repertoire:
Georg Böhm - Johannespassion
Joseph Haydn – Symphony in F minor, “La passione,” Hob. 1: 49
J.S. Bach - Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106
An Informal Pre-Concert Talk is included in the admission price. Presented by the artistic director, Billy Traylor. Talk begins promptly 30 minutes prior to the advertised concert time.