Hamish McKeich Conductor
Body Fanfare for Bert
Milhaud La Création du Monde
JS Bach Cello Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV 1011, I. Prelude
Arvo Pärt Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte ...
(If Bach had been a Beekeeper)
JS Bach Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004,
III. Sarabande, IV. Gigue
Ellington/Peress Black, Brown and Beige Suite
Music constantly evolves and changes, with styles and musical periods reborn in completely new and different ways. Shed Series 2019 begins with a summer concert celebrating the influences classical and jazz music have had on each other.
Opening with New Zealand composer Jack Body’s hypnotic Fanfare for Bert, African rhythms and world music influences can be heard throughout this jazz-tinged work.
The concert also features the Black, Brown and Beige Suite by legendary composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington. The work boldly addresses African-American history and premiered in 1943 at Carnegie Hall, a rare feat at the time for an African-American composer.
Many musical styles, including jazz, have been influenced by Bach’s music. This concert includes two Bach solo cello and violin works, along with revered Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s salute to Bach, Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte (If Bach had been a Beekeeper).
With great music, food and wine, is there a better way to enjoy a summer’s evening?