PROGRAM J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049 J.S. BACH Suite in B minor for flute and strings J.S. BACH Concerto for Violin, BWV 1056
PERFORMERS Laura Thompson, David Ross, flute Andrew Blanke, oboe Gregor Kitzis, Theresa Salomon, Francis Liu, vln Louise Schulman, viola and violin Myron Lutzke, cello Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord
About the performers Named after Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, revelry and fun, Bacchanalia is an early music group devoted to spirited and authentic interpretations of baroque and early classical music on period instruments. Focused on music for flute and strings, Bacchanalia expands or contracts to accommodate the repertoire and aims to re-create the intimacy and elegance of musical performances of the 18th century. Bacchanalia gave its debut at the Boston Early Music Festival in 2002, and has been heard at venues in NYC such as the Riverside Church Christ Chapel Chamber Series, St. Francis of Assisi’s Midtown Concerts, Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church Classical Concert Series, the Church of the Resurrection, the Church of the Transfiguration’s A Little Midday Music, Our Saviour’s Atonement MOSA Series, Sundays on the Island, and Trinity Church’s Music for the Spirit all in New York City.