Thursday, May 19, 2022
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Friday May 20, 2022
This concert is co-presented with the Bach Society of Minnesota, as part of the Minnesota Bach Festival.
This program begins with a suite of Bach arias for soprano with obbligato flute and violin. The premier of a cantata by Paul Jacobson concludes the concert. The new work, B+A+C+H—Lament to Jubilation, incorporates the BACH theme (Bb-A-C-B), which has been employed by composers from the time of J.S. Bach to the present. The text of the cantata comprises paraphrases by Paul of Psalm 42 (“As the deer desires the waterbrooks. . .”) and of three poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. This poetry reflects the fears and joys of our present day realities and dreams.
Anna Christofaro, soprano
Paul Jacobson and Immanuel Davis, traversi
Marc Levine, violin
Julie Elhard, viola da gamba
Donald Livingston, harpsichord