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Celebrity Series I – Bach as One & Brahms as Six: Playing Together Again
July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Two legends of the music world – cellist Laurence Lesser, and violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi – take center stage to celebrate the return of the Heifetz summer concerts. Lesser, the former president of New England Conservatory and one of the most revered cello teachers in the world, will begin our summer with Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3, and Ashkenasi, a giant of the chamber-music world, will lead a performance of the bracing String Sextet No. 2 by Johannes Brahms.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello Suite in C Major, BWV 1009
IV. Bourées I & II
Laurence Lesser, cello
Johannes Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Scherzo – Allegro non troppo – Presto giocoso (G minor)
III. Adagio (E minor)
IV. Poco allegro (G major)
Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin; Shannon Lee, violin
Michael Klotz, viola; Nicholas Kitchen, viola
David Geber, cello; Antonio Lysy, cello
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