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Bach Brandenburg Concertos

8:00 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Among Bach’s most beloved and celebrated works, his six Brandenburg Concertos demonstrate some of the most daring and innovative instrumental scoring in the entire Baroque repertoire. Whether the ground-breaking blend of hunting horns and oboes with strings of No. 1, the bright piccolo trumpet of No. 2 (which inspired Paul McCartney’s Penny Lane) or the remarkable No. 5 in which the harpsichord strikes out alone above the orchestra for virtuosic glory, this flawless collection of gems is pure delight.

Guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer calls the Brandenburg concertos “the summit of high-Baroque instrumental music” and describes them as standing out from anything else written during that era because of their striking individuality. Read more at CSO Sounds and Stories >

These performances are generously sponsored by the Randy and Melvin Berlin Family Fund for the Canon.


  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

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Nicholas Kraemer
conductor and harpsichord


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