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Three Pärts Bach

concerts by candlelight

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Pärt                              Fratres
Bach                           Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Bach                           Chorale: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein (from Art of Fugue, BWV 1080)
Gubaidulina            Meditation über der Bach Chorale: Vor deinen Thron tret ich hier mit
Bach                           Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Pärt                            Collage über Bach – Toccata
Bach                          Contrapunctus XIX (from Art of Fugue, BWV 1080)
Pärt                            Summa
Bach                           Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Set in churches and cathedrals across Scotland, our much-loved candlelit concerts are given a new lease of light.

The meditative, cyclic, cascading notes of Bach hold a subtle power. As musicians begin to play by the soft light of candles, as well as other specially-created lighting touches designed to add to the mesmeric effect, they will fill and transform the space. Add to this slices of spiritual calm, in the form of Arvo Pärt’s cinematic violins, as well as the surprise of Sofia Gubaidulina’s eerie homage to the Baroque master, and the overall effect is one of meditation, reflection and immersion.

With his specialist knowledge and passion for period instrument performance, we are thrilled to welcome Matthew Truscott as guest director and solo violinist in two Bach concerti. Matthew regularly leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Magdalena Consort; his engagements as concertmaster include the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and English National Opera.


GUEST DIRECTOR: Matthew Truscott

All Tour Dates

Mon 7 Dec    Dundee
Tue 8 Dec     Edinburgh
Wed 9 Dec    Glasgow
Thu 10 Dec    Aberdeen
Fri 11 Dec      Inverness
Sat 12 Dec     Perth


Caird Hall, Dundee

Mon 7 Dec 2015 at 7:30 pm

£5 – £16

City Square, Dundee, Scotland DD1 3BG United Kingdom