Bach Festival Schedule
Through Aug. 5—The last and best of the Fest
Thursday, July 27, 2006
VOCAL MASTER CLASS CARMEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH | 12-2PM FREE | “Behind the Scenes” with young professional singers chosen by audition, as they are coached by David Gordon and guest teachers.
COMMUNITY CONCERT OLDEMEYER CENTER | 7PM FREE | Carmel Bach Festival’s Big Band performs brass, woodwind and percussion music with serenades, dances and festive Bach, Handel, and Mozart.
CANDLELIGHT CONCERT ALL SAINTS CHURCH | 9PM TICKETS: $20 | Intimate encounters with Bach’s solo works with the cello, bass, and harpsichord.
PRE-CONCERT TALK SUNSET CENTER | 6:45PM FREE | David Gordon introduces Handel’s Israel In Egypt, setting the scene, helping with insight and history for better understanding of what is to come.
HANDEL’S ISRAEL IN EGYPT SUNSET THEATER | 8PM TICKETS: $38, $47, $52 | Handel’s dramatic telling of the Exodus story told through the choral and orchestral mastery of the Bach Festival.
FAMILY CONCERT SUNSET CENTER | 4PM FREE | Young auditioned artists share their talents while Education Director David Gordon chats.
TOWER MUSIC SUNSET CENTER TERRACE | 7:20PM FREE | Open serenades recall the time when announcing a special event with brass music from the tower of a castle was the thing to do.
BACH AND MOZART SUNSET THEATER | 8PM TICKETS: $38, $47, $52 |Festive music by two masters—cantatas by Bach and rarely heard choral works by Mozart, including the Magic Flute Overture and Masonic Cantata.
SAINT JOHN PASSION SUNSET THEATER | 2:30PM TICKETS: $38, $47, $52 | Said to be one of Bach’s most dramatic works, a biblical tale depicting Jesus’ final day on earth.
CANDLELIGHT VIOLIN AND ORGAN LA MIRADA MONTEREY | 8PM/RECEPTION; 9PM/CONCERT, TICKETS: $25 | The Glorious Mysteries Sonatas with Elizabeth Wallfisch on violin and Andrew Arthur on organ.
ORGAN RECITAL CARMEL MISSION | 10:30AM TICKETS: $20 | Andrew Arthur plays Bach and Mozart pieces on the organ amid the acoustics of the Carmel Mission Basilica.
VIVALDI AND HANDEL SUNSET THEATER | 8PM TICKETS: $38, $47, $52 | Instrumental music by Vivaldi and vocal arias by Handel—the Bach Festival musicians bring out the best of both. Catch the pre-concert talk at 6:45 by David Gordon.
LUTE RECITAL FOYER, SUNSET CENTER | 11AM TICKETS: $20 | Richard Kolb plays the European Lute Circa 1610, “Times of Change,” with various composers of the era.
TWILIGHT PERFORMANCE CHURCH IN THE FOREST | 4:30PM/WINE AND CHEESE; 5:30PM/CONCERT TICKETS: $30 | Bach’s “Solo Cantatas” and the “Profound Bass” directed by organist Andrew Arthur, with choral pieces, violin, harpsichord, and oboe.
MEXICAN BAROQUE CARMEL MISSION | 8:30PM TICKETS: $47, $57 | The Festival Chorale and members of the Orchestra, led by conductor William Jon Gray, perform Baroque by Ignacio.
HANDEL AND BACH CONCERTOS | SUNSET THEATER | 5:30PM TICKETS: $38, $47, $52 | The Festival continues its concerto program, presenting an entire concert of Handel and Bach concertos played by members of the Festival orchestra on violin, harpsichord, and oboe d’amore.
CANDLELIGHT CONCERT ALL SAINTS CHURCH | 9PM TICKETS: $20 | A collaboration between voice and strings, an all-Bach concert of solo works performed by tenor Alan Benett, cellist Joanna Blendulf, and harpsichordist Michael Beattie.
HANDEL RECITAL ALL SAINTS CHURCH | 2:30PM TICKETS: $20 | Handel’s “World of Corelli” played on violin, cello, theorbo, and archlute.
BEST OF THE FEST SUNSET THEATER | 8:30PM TICKETS: $57, $72, $92 | The Bach Festival’s popular concert that celebrates the close of the Festival conducted by Bruno Weil, followed by a post-concert reception.