With Joel Bacon, James David Christie, Ken Cowan, and members of the Fort Collins Symphony, directed by Wes Kenney
An evening of organ and harpsichord concertos with three internationally acclaimed organists and members of the Fort Collins Symphony, conducted by Wes Kenney. Works will include: G. F. Handel’s Concerto for Organ in F Major, Op. 4/4;C.P.E. Bach’s Concerto in G Major for Organ, Wq. 34; and J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Solo Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052, and Concerto for Two Harpsichords in C Major, BWV 1061.
The Baroque-themed evening will feature CSU’s newest harpsichord, a Dennis Brown instrument owned by the late organ professor, Robert Cavarra. “I am so pleased to be able to play this beautiful instrument at CSU,” said Joel Bacon. “Bob would have really loved hearing it together with his beloved Casavant organ!”
The Cavarra harpsichord joins another Dennis Brown instrument long owned by CSU. According to Joel Bacon, “The two harpsichords are sisters, really. Very similar in design and tonal quality. So, bringing them together is like a family reunion!” Dr. Bacon will join James David Christie (Boston Symphony, Oberlin Conservatory) in performing Bach’s joyful and exuberant concerto in C Major on these two instruments.
Rounding out the program are two organ concertos considered to be highlights of the 18thcentury: works by C.P.E Bach and George Frederic Handel.