Token Creek Chamber Music Festival

Program IV

Grand Finale ‐ Buoyant Baroque

Saturday, August 29, 8:00 P.M.
Sunday, August 30, 4:00 P.M.

Works of Bach, Corelli, Handel, Martinů, and Mozart

One of our white whales at the Token Creek Festival has been our long unfinished complete Bach Brandenburg cycle, lacking the first. Since our complete late Haydn Trio cycle has many units missing, we decided to close out the Bach sequence this summer, and at the same time touch base with Corelli and Handel, two composers inexcusably missing from our festival repertoire. These three composers share some vocabulary elements but five seconds of music from any of them and you have a distinctive scent, gait, apparel, and wig size.

The Handel Concerto Op. 3/6 is thought to have had, at least in one of its early performances a middle movement. No one is sure what it was, and recent presentations of the piece have borrowed interludes from Handel operas, improvised, or observed a silence. We will come up with something.

— John Harbison


Concerto in D Major, Op. 3, No. 6 George Frideric Handel Three Madrigals Bohuslav Martinů Concerto in F Major, Op. 6, No. 2 Arcangelo Corelli Violin Duets from The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 Johann Sebastian Bach Daniel Stepner, violino piccoloJudith Eissenberg, violinRose Mary Harbison, violin
Laura Burns, violinMark Berger, violaJoshua Gordon, celloRoss Gilliland, bass
Marc Fink, oboeEmily Knaapen, oboeKostas Tiliakos, oboeMarc Vallon, bassoon
Linda Kimball, hornBill Muir, hornJohn Harbison, keyboard