SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Great Fugue | Palo Alto
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First Palo Alto United Methodist Church | 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Palo Alto | Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts
Bach’s 4th Brandenburg is his happiest. Scored for solo violin, 2 solo flutes, and a 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.
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Benjamin Simon, conductor
with Robin Sharp, Stacey Pelinka & Laurie Camphouse, soloists
Plus Stephen Malinowski & the Music Animation Machine
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music, Peninsula