Sonoma Bach Season Finale: A Tale of Two Cities

Sun, June 3, 2018, 3:00 pm

Sonoma Bach Choir, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, Whole Noyse.
The Venetian style, developed especially by musicians working at the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, became famous throughout Europe for its color, grandeur and expressive capacity. Composers Hans Leo Hassler and Heinrich Schütz came to Italy to absorb the style at the feet of such masters as Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli and Claudio Monteverdi, and then returned to Saxony like evangelists spreading the word. Others such as Michael Praetorius observed and learned the style from afar. We present works written for Venice and Dresden by all of these composers, scored for multiple choirs and a festive double orchestra of brass and strings.

Saturday, June 2, 8PM
BachGrounder pre-concert talk, 7:25PM

Sunday, June 3, 3PM
BachGrounder pre-concert talk, 2:25PM

Purchase tickets online. 

General admission: $25; students 45.

Green Music Center – Sonoma State University

1801 E Cotati Ave

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