The exquisite and timeless music of the Baroque era is blended with the beautifully delicate string quartet Mishima by famed contemporary composer Philip Glass in this engaging, thoughtful, and entertaining program.
We open with Bach’s ambitiously scored Brandenburg Concerto no. 3. Bach used an unusually wide range of instruments in these concertos. This is possibly because during the Baroque Era, “concerto” was simply used to describe a group of musicians playing together in a concert, slightly different than the concerto we know today.
The rest of the concert features contemporary pieces from Philip Glass that weave through compositions by Vivaldi, who is considered to be the greatest Baroque composer.