Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

FEBRUARY 4 at 8 PM

Freiburger Barockorchester

This concert is supported in part by the Wanda Landowska Fund in the Library of Congress.

Coolidge Auditorium

“The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra is a diamond of particular brilliance… open your ears, this is how music sounds! ” –Salzburger Nachrichten

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, one of the world’s premiere period ensembles, will be performing all six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti in a single evening. These works, which constitute a cornerstone of the Baroque repertoire, display Bach’s
mastery of the orchestra. Bach originally described them as Concerts avec plusieurs instruments; three of the six works are firmly in the concerto grosso tradition, but all possess unique features that have rendered them timeless.

“...an unmitigated joy“ –Gramophone

J.S. BACH

Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
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
Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051

This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.

PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

Conversation with the artists