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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3

8:00 PM
Featuring Air “on the G String”
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bach’s regal Orchestral Suite No. 3, most beloved for its Air “on the G string,” exudes 18th-century elegance. Almost 200 years later, Poulenc revived the unexpected mix of Baroque grace and humor in his Concert champêtre, which features a solo harpsichord part, played here by Mahan Esfahani. The CSO completes this charming program with Stravinsky’s arrangement of preludes and fugues from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier.

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  • Rameau Dance Suite from Platée
  • Poulenc Concert champêtre
  • Bach (arr. Stravinsky) Four Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
  • Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
  • Rameau Gavotte with Six Variations [4/30, 5/1, 5/2 ENCORE Mahan Esfahani]

Additional Dates for this Program


This performance is part of the:

Saturday A Series >
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Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Laura Prichard.
30 minute run-time.

Thurs., April 30, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., May 1, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., May 2, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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