Benjamin Simon, conductor
with Robin Sharp, Stacey Pelinka & Laurie Camphouse, soloists
plus Stephen Malinowski & the Music Animation Machine
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Bach’s 4th Brandenburg is his happiest. Scored for solo violin, 2 solo flutes, and string orchestra, it ends with the most joyful fugue ever written. Beethoven’s “great fugue” was something different, an almost-crazy experiment in dissonance and disruption by the by-now completely-deaf composer. Called “repellent” and “incomprehensible” by his peers, Stravinsky considered it “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever.” Hear the wonderful strings of the SFCO tackle this masterpiece, while you watch the incredible visual representations of the score produced by Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine projected onto a screen above the orchestra.
Admission is free to all! Supporting members receive priority seating and priority entrance 60 minutes before concert time—please bring your membership card with you. Non-members may enter 45 minutes before concert time. http://www.sfchamberorchestra.org/events/mainstage/
For the people who would like to grab a bite, we will meet at 6:00 PM at Hayes & Kebab, 580 Hayes St.