This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert
A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.
Classical music in Old Towne Orange
Old Towne Orange
Sat, August 7, 2021 7:00 PM, PDT
COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse
The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.
- 15 spots total at this groupmuse
- Bring your own drinks
- Dogs and cats live here
- Not accessible
- Kid-friendly event
Join us for an evening of classical pieces performed by Guts. We are planning on an outdoor/patio concert, but will move indoors if heat is excessive that day. Looking forward to this live performance!
This program celebrates the friendships and musical exchanges between J.S. Bach, Telemann, and violin virtuoso-composer J.G. Pisendel. In addition to the music, we'll share with you what we found out about these specific pieces while looking at facsimiles of the original manuscripts.
In the meantime:
When J.S. Bach accepted the job at the court of Weimar, he crossed paths with Telemann, who was working in nearby Eisenach. The two quickly became friends and exchanged musical ideas for decades. When Pisendel passed through town, he became friends with both Bach and Telemann.
Our concert includes a sonata Bach wrote for Pisendel, a sonata Pisendel likely wrote in collaboration with Bach, and a sonata by Telemann that Bach and Pisendel both likely owned a copy of.
And... buckle up. The Bach and Pisendel push hard on the harmonic boundaries of conventional Baroque music. The most apt phrase that arose out of our rehearsal process is: "this is METAL!!"
Join us at Kari's beautiful home (we can't wait to come back—thank you Kari!!) to hear for yourself what shenanigans these three got up to.
Bach's Sonata in e minor, BWV 1023, opening with the dark-side cousin to his E major Partita prelude
Pisendel's Sonata in c minor, the most metal piece on the program
Telemann's Sonata in A major, a joyful contrast to the first two to bring us peaceably back into the world after our wild ride
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