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National Philharmonic: All Bach
Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore

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Group Tickets Call (301) 581-5199
Accessible Seating Call (301) 581-5100

Nurit Bar-Josef, violin
David Whiteside, flute
Nicolette Oppelt, flute
Mark Hill, oboe
Chris Gekker, trumpet
Victoria Gau, conductor

Julie Keim, soprano
Magdalena Wor, mezzo-soprano
Robert Breault, tenor
Christopheren Nomura, baritone

Few musical works are as beloved and as often performed as the six Brandenburg Concertos of J. S. Bach, which display a light side of Bach's extraordinary genius. Each of the six celebrated concertos highlights a different instrumental combination. The appealing and popular Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 features four soloists: flute, violin, oboe and trumpet with strings and basso continuo. In the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, Bach's unusual combination of a violin and a pair of flutes offers a range of effects from brilliant virtuosity to compelling sweetness. In 1723, Bach composed his towering masterpiece, the joyous and dramatic Magnificat, for soloists, chorus and orchestra. First performed on Christmas, the celebratory work conveys Mary's great joy and profound humility in response to the news that she had been chosen to give birth to the Messiah.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243

ALL Kids, ALL Free, ALL the Time
Young people age 7-17 attend all National Philharmonic concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore free of charge, making it easy for families to go to concerts together and for young adults to attend a live classical music performance with friends. KIDS FREE tickets may be obtained IN PERSON at the Strathmore Ticket Office or BY PHONE at (301) 581-5100.

PLEASE NOTE: KIDS FREE tickets cannot be ordered online. Refunds will not be issued for tickets purchased online for children ages 7-17.

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