BPA’s Chamber Series opens April 24 with Bach’s Art of Fugue

BPA Chamber Series: The Art of Fugue
Sunday, April 24 @ 3:00 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

BPA’s Chamber Series opens April 24 with a complete performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fugue), BWV 1080 at Bainbridge Performing Arts.

Left unfinished, Art of Fugue was the final piece written by Bach. It consists of a set of increasingly complex fugues and canons written for four voices, though the exact instrumentation used in modern performance can vary from one performance to the next. The work is most often performed on the keyboard, but it has been done using string quartet, brass quintet, saxphone quartet, and even beer bottles!

Instrumentation for the performance at BPA on April 24 is for a mix of nine wind and string players: oboe, English horn, two bassoons, violin, two violas, and two cellos. This particular configuration of Bach’s amazing work provides a rich variety of voices and textures. The performance will run about 70 minutes, and there will be a brief intermission.

The ensemble comprises the following members and friends of Orchestra Seattle: Yuh-Pey Lin (oboe), John Dimond (English horn), Judith Lawrence and Jeff Eldridge (bassoon), Stephen Provine (violin), Katherine McWilliams and Sam Williams (viola), and Dave Beck and Julie Reed (cello).

For more information about Art of Fugue, visit https://www.facebook.com/ArtOfFugueSeattle/?fref=ts. For more information about Orchestra Seattle, including upcoming concerts in Seattle on April 16 and May 22, please visit www.osscs.org.

Join us for The Art of Fugue on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Tickets, $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. Mostly Mozart, the first planned event in BPA’s Chamber Series, was cancelled.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets are available for most programs to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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