Tickets: $20 ~ General Admission $12 ~ Students & Seniors
Nathaniel Watson; photo: Tobias Haynes
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This is a profound program of bass arias and recitatives with continuo and cello obbligato, selected from various cantatas. In Franz Schubert's great song cycle "Die Winterreise," the protagonist is a young man struggling with unrequited love.
The texts of Bach's sacred cantatas also speak of the journey of the soul, the difficulty of living life free from earthly challenges. The hope is for rest and recompense in heaven. In both Bach and Schubert, release is only possible in death.
These arias make intense demands on the performers. Cello and organ rest for only two very short measures, while the singer must express extreme emotion through technically challenging writing. The music, however, rewards both musicians and listeners alike with its beauty and deep humanity.
Join baritone, Nathaniel Watson, and the Sinfonia Players: cellist Christine Gummere, and organist, John Scott, for this extraordinary Winterís Journey.
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