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Pegasus, First Inversion, RWC Wind Ensemble, organ music by J.S. Bach and more, 05/31/21

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Roberts Wesleyan Wind Ensemble

In this episode (pgm 9) of Performance Upstate, we'll hear from Pegasus, First Inversion, Roberts Wesleyan College Wind Ensemble; we'll visit the Geneva and Skaneateles Music Festivals and hear a Prelude and Fugue by J. S. Bach, as performed at the 2019 Rochester Early Music Festival.

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Organist Peter DuBois

Here's what organist Peter DuBois, in reflecting on performing on the organ of St. Anne Church during the November 2019 REMF:
"The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is at the core of who I am as an organist.? Time and time again during this pandemic, when stressed about any number of things, coming back to the music of Bach has provided a place of refuge, and mental clarity.? I always feel better, and more centered, after studying and playing some Bach - whether learning a piece new to my repertoire, or re-working a piece that's been an old friend for decades.? The inevitable logic of its musical construction, and the endless inventiveness of Bach's musical brain provides the perfect respite from a troubling world, and difficult time in which we're living.?"

Isabella Leonarda: Cara Regina (Adriane Post & Boel Gidholm, v; Lisa Terry, viola da gamba & c; Naomi Gregory, hc; Deborah Fox, theorbo & g; “Nevertheless, She Persisted”)
Copland: Sonata for Violin and Piano (Stefan Jackiw, v; Contrad Tao, p; "All in Rhythm," Skaneateles Festival '19)
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D (Peter DuBois, org;  REMF 2019)
Sofia Gubaidulina: Reflections on the Theme B-A-C-H (The Verona Quartet; “Opening Night” Geneva Music Festival)
Hildegard von Bingen/Marianne Pfau: O Virtus Sapientiae (Eliot Heaton, Geoffrey Herd, v; Hillary Herndon, vla; Max Geissler, c; "Women Composers Across the Ages;" Geneva Music Festival)
C. Hubert Parry: I was glad when they said…  (Christopher Petit, org; First Inversion, Lee Wright, cond; “Soaring Spirit”)
Schubert: Storms of Life (Diane Walsh & Aaron Wunsch, p; “All-Piano Festival;” Skaneateles Festival '19)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toccata Marziale (Roberts Wesleyan College Wind Ensemble; Paul Shewan, cond)
Palestrina: "Surge Illuminare" Valesco: "A este sol peregrino" J. S. Bach: "Der Giest hilft unser Schwachheit auf" (First Inversion; Lee Wright, cond)
Conrad Tao:  all I had forgotten or tried to for Violin and Piano (Stefan Jackiw, v; Contrad Tao, p; "All in Rhythm," Skaneateles Festival)