Saturday, May 30
Part 1 at 5:30pm | Part 2 at 9:00pm
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Three of Toronto’s best period violinists take on Bach’s amazing and challenging Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, on the 300th anniversary of their composition.
PRESENTING SPONSOR: GORDON & PAMELA HENDERSON
Julia Wedman, violin
Elisa Citterio, violin
Patricia Ahern, violin
Elisa Citterio and Julia Wedman generously sponsored by Al & Jane Forest
Patricia Ahern generously sponsored by Brayton Polka
"Not just one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, but one of the greatest achievements of any man in history. It's a spiritually powerful piece, emotionally powerful, structurally perfect."
— Joshua Bell (referring to the Chaconne from the Partita No. 2)
Tafelmusik Music Director Elisa Citterio, Festival regular Julia Wedman and fellow Tafelmusik violinist Patricia Ahern take us on a musical journey from profound darkness to brilliant luminescence. Presented in two parts on a single ticket, this is Baroque violin at its very best!
Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Pre-concert chat at 4:30pm
Estimated running time: Part 1, 1 hour and 30 minutes | Part 2, 1 hour and 15 minutes