The Three Bs
September 21, 2018 | Kelowna | 7:30PM
September 22, 2018 | Penticton | 7:30PM
September 23, 2018 | Vernon | 7:00PM
MUSIC DIRECTOR | Rosemary Thomson
GUEST ARTISTS | Jane Coop
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Suite No. 1, BWV 1066 in C Major
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 in G Major
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Serenade No. 1, Op. 11 in D Major
WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT
- Bach must be the most famous classical musician who has spent time in prison. Wishing to escape from his tyrannical employer, the Duke of Weimar, he handed in his resignation. This made the Duke so angry that he had Bach arrested. After a month behind bars, during which he passed the time by composing some organ music, Bach was released, and moved on to another, better job.
- Beethoven’s personal eccentricities were legendary. During the 35 years he lived in Vienna, occupied nearly 80 different residences.
- Like Beethoven, Brahms was often grumpy and socially awkward, but he had a soft spot for children. A friend related the following story. “Brahms knew, and was well known to, all the children of the neighbourhood, and when starting on his country walks would fill his pockets with candies and little pictures, and amuse himself with the eagerness of the small barefooted folk, who knew his ways and would run after him as he passed, on the lookout for booty.