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Bach Akademie Charlotte Goes to Italy (Musically...)

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2024 Charlotte Bach Festival Events

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Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, June 18 • 12:00 pm
ImaginOn

Learn more about the music of Monteverdi through Vivaldi and the influence of these Italian composers on the music of Bach with experts Holly Maurer and Dr. Esther Jeehae Ahn.
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Bach, The Next Chapter
Tuesday, June 18 • 7:30 pm
Kathryn Greenhoot Recital Hall
Queens University of Charlotte

J.S. Bach had an enormous influence on the next generation of composers. Aisslinn Nosky leads the Festival Orchestra in this instrumental concert featuring the music of  C.P.E. Bach and his contemporaries.
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CBF24 Vocal Fellows Recital
Vocal Fellows Recital
Wednesday, June 19 • 7:30 pm
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

Designed for singers on the cusp of professional careers, the Vocal Fellows program provides young singers opportunities for education & career advancement, with coachings, masterclasses, seminars, and peer-to-peer mentorship. Come hear these talented young singers perform music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and more.
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The Monteverdi Experience I
Thursday, June 20 • 12:00 pm
Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

Claudio Monteverdi was a firebrand whose revolutionary music challenged, defied, and stretched compositional methods and norms of the day— changing classical music's development forever. This Experience explores the context of his Vespers and his many musical innovations. 
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The Renaissance Motet
Thursday, June 20 • 7:30 pm
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

Associate Organist at Saint Thomas Church in New York City and Bach Akademie Charlotte Artistic Leader Nicolas Haigh conducts the Charlotte Bach Festival Choir in this exploration of the Renaissance motet seen through the works of the composers that influenced Monteverdi’s compositional style.
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The Monteverdi Experience II
Friday, June 21 • 12:00 pm
Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

Claudio Monteverdi was a firebrand whose revolutionary music challenged, defied, and stretched compositional methods and norms of the day— changing classical music's development forever. This Experience explores the context of his Vespers and his many musical innovations. 
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The Cello, Ascending: The Rising Virtuosity of the Cello
Friday, June 21 • 7:30 pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church

In the early to mid 17th century, the bulkiness of the cello saw it relegated to an accompanimental role. Technical innovations made in the 1680s led composers to reimagine the possibilities of writing for this extraordinary instrument. Cellist ​Guy Fishman performs with members of the Festival Orchestra.
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CBF24 Monteverdi's "Vespers 1610"
Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610
Saturday, June 22 • 7:30 pm
Sandra Levine Theatre
Queens University of Charlotte

Monteverdi's astonishing Vespers of 1610 is one of the hidden gems of  classical music – a revolutionary masterpiece that will transport you to the splendor of 17th century Venice. With virtuosic vocal and instrumental writing, moments of mystery and intimacy, and astounding sonorities, the Vespers changed classical music forever.
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Lagrime mie: 
Songs of Lamentation, Disdain, and Renewal
Monday, June 17 • 7:30 pm
McColl Center

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Organ Masterclass
Monday, June 17 • 2:00 pm
Providence UMC

Presented in partnership with the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

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Bach’s German Organ Mass (Clavier-Übung III):
Sunday, June 16 • 7:30 pm
Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church


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Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
Saturday, June 15 • 7:30 pm
Sandra Levine Theatre
Queens University of Charlotte

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Bach@The Brauhaus
Friday, June 14 • 7:00 pm
The Pianodrome at the Brooklyn Collective

Peter Blanchette

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