Reporting Melony Roy
By Melony Roy
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents “All Bach.”
“Bach is a very, very important figure in the music history. I mean, we’re talking about late 17th-to-early-18th-century, so basically the Baroque Era. For one reason or another, Johann Sebastian Bach basically took everything that happened in the music history before him and revamped it. That’s why musicians say [it] ends and begins with Bach,” explains the executive director of the Chamber Orchestra, Peter Gistelinck.
Violinist and conductor Adele Anthony will lead the orchestra.
“She is an amazing violinist, and she was born and raised in Australia. And she is featured here in a play/conduct program. What that means is that she will play the violin, but she will at the same time conduct the orchestra in the Second Violin Concerto from Bach, and then in the other pieces from Bach we play — the First Suite, we play the Third Brandenburg Concerto, and also the Third Suite. She will sit in the concert master chair, and then lead the orchestra from that chair,” says Gistelinck.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.chamberorchestra.org