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Dec 21, 2018 @ 7:30PM

Bach in the Ballroom

About This Performance





Courthouse Square Ballroom, 1102 A St, 4th floor, Tacoma, WA 98402



J.S. Bach              Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BMV 1050 (1721)

C.P.E. Bach         Concerto in G Major for Flute and Orchestra, H. 445  (1755)

Gluck                  Melodie from Orfeo ed Euridice  (1762)


Tchaikovsky                  Serenade for Strings, Op. 48  (1880)


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Northwest Sinfonietta celebrates the holiday season with a 'mostly Baroque' evening featuring Bach's beloved fifth Brandenburg Concerto.  In the spirit of a holiday gathering, this program spotlights two talented performers from within our musical family: Co-Concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck and principal flutist Darrin Thaves.

The performance opens with one of Bach's most beloved instrumental works, the fifth Brandenburg Concerto.  The work showcases his long, roaming musical lines and intricate style of writing while featuring the violin, flute and harpsichord sharing the solo role.  Harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie, who has performed as soloist and ensemble member throughout Europe and North America, joins the Sinfonietta for the first time performing one of the most virtuosic parts in the instrument's repertoire.  

As a founding member of the Sinfonietta, Darrin Thaves has delighted and impressed audiences for over two decades. He takes center stage for a concerto by another of Bach's prodigious musical family: his son Carl Phillip Emmanuel.  The music is influenced by his father, yet clearly pushing into the new Classical era with his contemporary, Joseph Haydn . Denise Dillenbeck returns to close the first half with a simple and beautiful work by Gluck.

 Completing the program is Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.  While composed over 100 years after the other pieces on the program, the structure of this work harkens back to an earlier time. Its elegant sonatina, lively waltz, and melancholic elegy all lead to a spectacular and uplifting ending, sure to inspire and energize you as 2018 draws to a close.   


*- Artists and repertoire subject to change.


When & Where

Dec 21, 2018 @ 7:30PM - Dec 21, 2018 @ 9:30PM

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