The rhythms and textures that define Baroque music continue to inspire today’s composers, as evidenced in this delightfully diverse program. Accomplished jazz musician and new Festival faculty hornist Jeff Scott’s wind quintet, Startin’ Sumthin’, is a modern tribute to the energy of ragtime. The rich textures and vibrant colors of a 17th-century Venetian palazzo shine in Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Stucco & Brocatelle. Two Baroque masterpieces anchor the second half of this program. Travel back three centuries for the energizing virtuosity and soaring melodies of J.S. Bach’s glorious Double Violin Concerto, featuring Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Frautschi and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster Margaret Batjer. The concert concludes with excerpts from Handel’s Water Music, written for performance as royal entertainment on the River Thames in 1717.
Suite from Water Music
- Festival Orchestra