-Concerts have already been performed-
The weeks between Carnival and Easter are traditionally a time of reflection and contemplation. This concert takes place in the middle of that period and gives meaning to it with the power of word and music. Bach’s motet was written for a funeral in Leipzig, but only with the first words ‘Fürchte dich nicht’ Bach shows he had no fear for death.
With Seven Last Words from the cross MacMillan composed an impressive vocal monument with the seven last words of Christ on the cross as basis. And Beethoven? He wrote his String Quartet op. 95 in response to a refused marriage proposal. Music rarely sounds more intense because of a broken love, which is enforced by the respectful, but resplendent revision that Mahler made for string orchestra.
James MacMillan conductor
Johann Sebastian Bach – Fürchte dich nicht BWV 228
Ludwig van Beethoven – Strijkkwartet op. 95 ‘Serioso’ arr. G. Mahler
James MacMillan – Seven last words from the cross
Fri. 19 February 2016 20:15
Sat. 20 February 2016 20:15