Historical-performance instrumentalists from the Juilliard School and London’s Royal Academy of Music will collaborate for an all-J.S. Bach program to be performed in June 2015 at the Boston Early Music Festival, New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Germany’s Leipzig Bach Festival, and Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy in London. The program includes Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D minor (BWV 1043) and the cantatas Die Elenden Sollen Essen (BWV 75) and Lobet Gott in Seinen Reichen (BWV 11). Masaaki Suzuki will conduct, and the orchestra and chorus will be divided equally between students from each conservatory, with one violin soloist from each institution performing in the Double Concerto. The two conservatories’ previous collaborations include 2012 performances at New York’s Lincoln Center and the BBC Proms in London, and the 2011 premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’ opera Kommilitonen!, a co-commission between Juilliard and the Royal Academy.
Posted July 8, 2014