- Event dates: Past Concert
November 2 @ 7:30 PM
November 3 @ 3:00 PM
We welcome you to a sumptuous celebration of the Baroque giant Johann Sebastian Bach. The many highlights include the “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5”; our passionate principal cellist, Jacques Lee Wood, performing the “Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1”; and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” featuring the GRAMMY-nominated vocal sensation Skylark, an ensemble that creates a vocal tapestry with their intricate sound.
We also go “forth” to hear modern interpretations of Bach, including Leopold Stokowski’s famous re-imagining of Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue” (heard in Disney’s Fantasia) and Anton Webern’s “Ricercar” from Bach’s The Musical Offering.
At the concert, the Cape Symphony is holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive. We hope you'll help us to provide a healthy holiday meal for deserving local families.
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Peter Sykes, Harpischord
Part I – All Works by Johann Sebastian Bach
PRELUDE FROM CELLO SUITE NO. 1
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 5, 1ST MOVEMENT
JESU, JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING
WACHET AUF (SLEEPERS AWAKE) CANTATA NO. 140
Part II – Works Inspired by and Variations on Johann Sebastian Bach
“THE LITTLE” FUGUE IN G MINOR
Orchestrated by Lucien Cailliet
RICERCAR from Bach’s THE MUSICAL OFFERING
ICH WOLLT, DASS ICH DAHEIME WÄR
PRELUDE IN C MAJOR (THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER)
Arranged by Ward Swingle
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein, arranged by Ward Swingle
TOCCATA AND FUGUE IN D MINOR
Orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski