Accordo Presents IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BACH With Pitnarry Shin at Christ Church Lutheran Today

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The third concert of Accordo's 2012-13 season is a small study of the great influence of Johann Sebastian Bach, featuring works by Mozart, Hindemith and Brahms selected by members of the ensemble.

"Bach is an unavoidable influence and inspiration," said Accordo member Steven Copes. "His use of counterpoint, or the relationship between harmonically unified voices against rhythmically interdependent ones, is breathtaking to say the least. This program is a 'composer tribute' to the master, showcasing three gems of chamber music literature."

Accordo, established in 2009, is a Minnesota-based chamber group made up of some of the very best instrumentalists in the country, eager to share their love of classical and contemporary chamber music in intimate and unique performance spaces. Its fourth season (2012-13) will be presented by The Schubert Club, Northrop Concerts and Lectures, and Kate Nordstrum Projects at the National Historic Landmark Christ Church Lutheran, one of the Twin Cities' great architectural treasures designed by the esteemed architect Eliel Saarinen and his son Eero Saarinen.

Accordo includes a string octet composed of Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra principal players Rebecca Albers, Ruggero Allifranchini, Steven Copes, Erin Keefe, Kyu-Young Kim, Maiya Papach and Anthony Ross; and former SPCO principal cellist Ronald Thomas.

Tickets may be purchased online: www.schubert.org/accordo or by phone: 651-292-3268.

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