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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

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KELOWNA TICKETS

PENTICTON TICKETS

REPETOIRE

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.