From Purcell to Bach
Friday, May 20, 2022 at 8pm PT The most compelling interpreters of Baroque music take the Benaroya Hall stage to play and conduct in the popular Baroque & Wine Series! For this third and final program in the series, Handel’s inventive concerto unites the liturgical sounds of the organ with the elegance of a string orchestra. Muffat’s harmonic tribute to Italy blends German precision and French elegance to establish a new tradition of ensemble writing. Bach rearranges one of his famed Brandenburg Concertos for the harpsichord. It’s a tour de force for keyboard instruments, all in the capable hands of Anthony Romaniuk. Program: MUFFAT Sonata No. 1 Armonico tributo PURCELL/arr. Anthony Romaniuk An Imaginary Suite HANDEL Organ Concerto in F major J. S. BACH Sinfonia from Cantata No. 106 J. S. BACH Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 Anthony Romaniuk, conductor, harpsichord, and organ Seattle Symphony Handel's Organ Concerto in F Major is generously supported by the Fluke | Gabelein Organ Endowment.