Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

Tuesday, August 2 | 7pm

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📍Classical Tahoe Pavilion

🎵 Chamber Music

Concert At A Glance

  • It is believed that Bach composed the six Brandenburg Concertos for Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg as a sort of musical job application. Sadly for Bach, there is no record of a reply from the Margrave or any evidence the Margrave heard them played.
  • Each of the six concertos requires a different combination of instruments as well as some highly skilled soloists.
  • In his spare time, early music specialist and tonight’s guest artist Dongsok Shin, tunes and maintains harpsichords in the New York area (he is the harpsichord technician for the Metropolitan Opera and tuner of the antique keyboards at the Metropolitan Museum), and he is well known as a recording engineer, producer and editor of numerous early music recordings.

What You'll Hear

Program

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

Featured Artists

Classical Tahoe Orchestra Musicians

 The Classical Tahoe Orchestra is composed of 70 of the most prominent musicians from major orchestras around the world, including the MET Opera, SF Opera, Zurich Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, LA Philharmonic, and symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Toronto, Houston, and more. 

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Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

Much in demand as a soloist and continuo player, Mr. Shin has appeared with the American Classical Orchestra, ARTEK, Concert Royal, Early Music New York, Carmel Bach Festival, Mark Morris Dance Group, the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has toured throughout North America, Europe, and Mexico, has been heard on numerous radio broadcasts nationally and internationally, and has recorded for ATMA Classique, Bridge Records, Dorian/Sono Luminus, Hänssler Classic, Helicon, Lyrichord, and Newport Classic. In his spare time, he tunes and maintains harpsichords in the New York area (he is the harpsichord technician for the Metropolitan Opera and tuner of the antique keyboards at the Metropolitan Museum), and he is well known as a recording engineer, producer and editor of numerous early music recordings.

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