Inspiring Passion: The Entire Orchestra in Action
(Grades 5-12; older students are also welcome)
Free Student Matinee and Student Concert

“Music of Bach and Telemann: A Voyage of Discovery with Julian Wachner and Andreas Scholl”

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto
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Friday November 7, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln High School, San Francisco
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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Guest Conductor Julian Wachner, and countertenor Andreas Scholl will help our audience to discover fantastic musical elements that have made baroque music popular for over two centuries. Wachner, Director of Music and The Arts for New York’s Trinity Wall Street, will shine the spotlight on a J.S. Bach Sinfonia with a famously virtuosic bassoon part; a Brandenburg Concerto by Bach that pits triplets against sixteenth notes amidst hunting calls; and a concerto movement by Telemann that features a lively pairing of horns. This concert will also offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to hear the world renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl sing the famous “Va Tacito” aria from Handel’s Giulio Cesare. The more we discover what to listen for, the more magical and entertaining the music becomes! The performers will share the distinctive sound of their own authentic instruments, show how the instruments evolved, and provide lively commentary about the composers and their times. Projected visual aids will enrich the presentation.

Questions? Please contact Director of Education, Lisa Grodin. Email: