Bach : Shadows and Light

Concert date

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 19:30
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 16:00
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 14:00
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Guest conductor : Hank Knox, Guest conductor and Harpsichord

Among the great J.S. Bach’s many gifts was his capacity to carry us from the shadows into the light, to express the beauty of life even in the light of death. If one word could characterize his body of work, it would perhaps be “hope.” Such a path is wonderfully revealed in two of his orchestral suites, as well as in vocal works such as the ever so serene and confident cantata Ich habe genug (I am content), featuring the angelic voice of Catalan soprano Nuria Rial and the expressive flute of Claire Guimond. Hank Knox, founding member of Arion, will conduct this program, which we hope will leave you truly content.

Concert program

Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Orchestral suite n°2 in B minor, BWV 1067
  • Sinfonia cantate BWV 42
  • Aria Zerfliesse, mein Herze from St John Passion BWV 245

  • Orchestral suite no1 in C Major BWV 1066
  • Cantate BWV 82a Ich habe genug 
    Aria Ich habe genug
    Recitative Ich have genug! Mein Trost ist nur allein
    Aria Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen
    Recitative Mein Gott! Venn kömmt das schöne: Nun!
    Aria Ich freue mich auf meinem Tod 

Guest Artist(s)

Hank Knox

Hank Knox

Hailed internationally for his “colorful, kinetic performances,” Hank Knox performs on harpsichord in concert halls, churches, museums, galleries and homes around the globe. A founding member of Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra, with whom he ...

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Claire Guimond

Claire Guimond

Claire Guimond is a leading baroque flautist, recognised first in Canada and now well established on the world scene. She is a founding member and artistic director of the Arion Baroque Orchestra, with which she has frequently toured in North and So...

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Nuria Rial

Nuria Rial

Nuria Rial a étudié le chant et le piano en Catalogne et a fait partie de la classe de Kurt Widmer à l'Académie de musique de Bâles. En 2003, elle a remporé le Pres der Helvetia Patria Jeunesse Stiftung offert par Pro Europa pour ses accom...

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Chef invité Hank Knox

Bach : Ombre et lumière

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