CONCERT FOUR: STRANGERS ON EARTH, AT HOME WITH BACH
Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:00 p.m.
Parklands villa, Shaker Heights
J.S. Bach Suite No. 5 in c-minor for cello (c. 1720)
J.S. Bach Selections from The Art of Fugue (c. 1740)
J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations (1741) arr. for string trio by D. Sitkovetsky
Jessica Lee, violin
Joanna Patterson, viola
Dane Johansen, cello
Dane Johansen, former cellist with the Escher Quartet, is the newest member of The Cleveland Orchestra’s cello section. He is also the producer of a full-length documentary, “Strangers on Earth” (presented at CIFF 2016), which charted his pilgrimage across Spain, cello strapped to his back, to perform Bach’s six cello suites on the ancient Camino de Santiago trail.
Dane presents our first all-Bach Close Encounters concert, featuring the dark fifth suite for solo cello, written early in Bach’s career as well as selections from a late work, “The Art of Fugue,” his most intense feat of counterpoint. The program concludes with Bach’s famous “Goldberg Variations,” which legend has it was commissioned by a sleepless Count for his resident harpsichord player, Goldberg. Dane is joined in this compelling adventure by Cleveland Orchestra colleagues Jessica Lee, newly appointed Assistant Concertmaster, and Omni Quartet violist Joanna Patterson.
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Season subscriptions, as well as individual concert tickets are available for purchase at Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online beginning September 15, 2017. We are pleased to offer reduced-price tickets for students ages 8-23, thanks to generous funding from the Paul M. Angell Foundation. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (who also qualifies for the student ticket price).
All concert venues are wheelchair accessible. Directions for concerts at private residences are mailed a week in advance. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as seating is limited, and Close Encounters concerts have a tradition of selling out.
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