SFCMF Jun 11

June 11
Neikrug, Bach, and de Falla

This week, we explore a sampling of musical influences – a mother sings her child to sleep; a composer creates a new work for an ideal instrumentalist; and a baroque master writes a beautiful and virtuosic concerto inspired by a contemporary. The program begins with Manuel de Falla’s sumptuous lullaby, “Nana” from Seven Popular Spanish Songs, in a hypnotizing performance by soprano Ana Maria Martinez. Then, the world premiere of Festival artistic director Marc Neikrug’s Oboe Quartet in Ten Parts, music he composed especially for the New York Philharmonic’s principal oboe, Liang Wang. And to close, Daniel Phillips is the soloist in Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major, a work influenced by Bach’s fascination with Vivaldi.

Manuel de Falla

“Nana” from Siete canciones populares españolas
Ana María Martínez, soprano; Craig Terry, piano

Marc Neikrug

Oboe Quartet in Ten Parts (World Premiere)
Liang Wang, oboe; Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Brook Speltz, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach

Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042
Daniel Phillips soloist; Daniel Jordan, Ashley Vandiver, violin; Margaret Dyer Harris, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello; Mark Tatum, double bass; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord