“Our audiences are in for a real treat with this concert,” says Eugene Enrico, Co-Artistic Director of the Accademia Filarmonica Concert Series. “Dr. Jonathan Shames, conductor of the OU Symphony Orchestra and the OU Opera, who is also well known nationally as a virtuoso pianist, will solo in C. P. E. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in G major. During the late 18th century, C.P. E. Bach was even more highly regarded than his father, who was called ‘Old Bach’.”
The University of Oklahoma School of Music and the Sutton Concert Series presents Accademia Filarmonica at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall. The program opens with C. P. E. Bach’s Symphony in E minor. According to Enrico, “The outer movements of this symphony are charged with high emotion and lightning-fast tempos, whereas the slow middle movement shows Bach’s sensitive style.” The Keyboard Concerto in G major showcases Shames at the piano with beautiful melodies and spectacular passagework.
Richard Zielinski, OU Director of Choral Activities and Co-Artistic Director of the Accademia Filarmonica Concert Series, will conduct the finale of the concert. He has just returned from Austria, where he directs the International Haydn Festival. For this concert he will conduct C. P. E. Bach’s exciting and majestic Magnificat. Soloists for the Magnificat are Donna Cox, soprano, Rebekah Ambrosini, contralto, Bruce Fowler, tenor and Patrick Russell, bass. Concertmaster and Co-Artistic Director of the Accademia Filarmonica is Gregory Lee, OU Professor of violin and concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra.
All Sutton Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District! Tickets for Sutton Series events are $9 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff and senior adults. For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.