Past Meetup

Bach Brandenburg Concertos @ Acad. Of Music --(unofficial "member organizable")

This Meetup is past

4 people went

Location image of event venue


This is not an "official" event at this point, as I am not sure whether I will attend and guarantee company. I've posted it in case members have an interest, with the idea that group members who know each other may contact each other (via the email feature or phone) and self-organize. People interested can also try posting comments (under this event) to try to find company. Or, you might just show up alone or with friends and enjoy the event, and perhaps bump into others you know.

Bach at New Year’s: Six Brandenburg Concerti


Date(s) - Jan/01

3:00 pm


Academy of Music (

This year’s program casts a retrospective and somewhat nostalgic glance back at 20 years of “Bach at New Year’s” by performing all of Bach’s Six Brandenburg Concerti backwards; that is, of course, in reverse order.

Beginning with the friendly and intimate Concerto No. 6, scored for the septet of two arm-held violas (da braccio), two leg-held violas (da gamba), cello, bass and harpsichord, the ensemble will steadily grow through the mischievous and dreamy Concerto No. 5 with its flute, violin and harpsichord solos (including THAT solo harpsichord cadenza) and the echo-happy Concerto No. 4 which sports flute and violin solos, to end brilliantly with the brass-studded Concerti Nos. 3, 2 and 1 in Berkshire Bach’s famous “special” versions. Concerto No. 3, lacking an Adagio, always provokes the annual Berkshire Bach guessing game, as perhaps it did in Bach’s day: what will it be this time?

As always, the Berkshire Bach Ensemble boasts virtuosi from near and far – from Berkshire County, Ashfield, Boston, Brattleboro, the Catskills, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and New York City (even Brooklyn).

Please join us to celebrate New Year’s, Bach, the Brandenburgs, strings, oboes, flutes, bassoon, harpsichord, horns, trumpet, timpani, Kenneth Cooper and the exciting artists of the Berkshire Bach Ensemble.

Show Date/ Time:

Wednesday January 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Ticket Prices:

$45; $35; $25- Berkshire Bach member discount $5/ticket

Student free with ID

Where/ How Tickets Can be Purchased:

Academy of Music Box Office Open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM

Call:[masked] ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase)

Online Tickets Click on Show Desired:

Event Link: