Les Bostonades Announce Concert
Les Bostonades welcomes its artistic advisor, internationally acclaimed harpsichordist Hank Knox, to join the ensemble for its season finale on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Boston, MA. The program features Knox as concerto soloist and conductor for a program of works by J.S. Bach and the lesser known Johann Bernhard Bach (a second cousin of J.S. Bach).
Tickets start at $15 and are available at the door or online via Brown Paper Tickets, or by calling (617)304-8843.
The program includes J. S. Bach's Concerto in C minor for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1060, performed by Knox and Bostonades' artistic director Akiko Sato; J.S. Bach's Overture for Violin and Strings in A minor BWV 1067a, in an arrangement reconstructed by musicologist Werner Breig; and two rarely performed Orchestral Suites (No. 3 in E minor and No. 4 in D major) by Johann Bernhard Bach, whose musical style has been compared to that of Telemann.
About Les Bostanades
Now in its 12th season, period-instrument ensemble Les Bostonades has been sharing chamber music with Boston area audiences since 2005. The ensemble features internationally recognized Baroque music specialists who actively collaborate in Boston's vibrant early music scene, bringing spirited and polished performances to listeners throughout the Northeast. The ensemble's performances have been described by Early Music America as "the most engaging chamber music playing...[a] generous, voluptuous sound...well delineated, [and with] a poignancy of emotion." Les Bostonades recently released its second CD with tenor Zachary Wilder, featuring French cantatas by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.
About Hank Knox
Hailed internationally for his colorful, kinetic performances (All Music Guide) which abound in vitality (Early Music America), 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 has toured North and South America, Europe and Japan, Knox also regularly performs, records and tours with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, le Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, and l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, among numerous other ensembles.