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André Laurent O'NeilGabrielli and Bach: The Scordatura Connection.

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A common cello tuning C-G-d-g in late 17th-century Bologna used by Domenico Gabrielli had become an exotic tuning by the time Bach employed it, once only, in his C minor Suite. This program contrasts two approaches to the cello as a solo instrument, just 1000 km and 30 years apart.

André Laurent O'Neil, cello

Baroque cellist André Laurent O'Neil has performed with renowned groups including the Handel & Haydn Society (Boston), New Trinity Baroque (Atlanta), New Belgrade Opera (Serbia), and Il Rossignolo (Italy). EarRelevant calls his newly-released complete Bach Suites recording “engaging, imaginative performances.” Ordering information on the double CD can be found at http://editionlilac.com/bach-suites.htm.


1:15 – 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

This concert will be livestreamed on our website, and on YouTube and Facebook, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.

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