Magnificat's 2013-2014 Season
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In 2013-14 Magnificat will perform three programs that explore encounters that shaped the music of the 17th Century. Each program pairs composers, styles and generations that reflect the transformation of fashion and expression in the century before Bach.
In a December co-production with the San Francisco Early Music Society, Magnificat will join forces with The Whole Noyse in a program of music by Gabrieli and Monteverdi. In January, Magnificat will explore the "curious and modern inventions" that Heinrich Schütz heard when he returned to Venice in 1629 and February's program features music of Bach's ancestors.
Dec 20-22 2013 Venetian Christmas Mass Gabrieli & Monteverdi
With Gabrieli's death in 1612 and Monteverdi's arrival the following year In a co-production with the San Francisco Early Music Society, Magnificat will join forces with The Whole Noyse in a program that combines the music of two masters of Venice.
Jan 10-12 2014 Curious and Modern Inventions Schütz Visits Venice, 1629
The music that Heinrich Schütz heard while visiting to Venice in 1629 profoundly influenced the music he wrote when he returned to Dresden and shaped music north of the Alps for generations.
Feb 14-16 2014 Bach’s Heritage Pachelbel, Westhoff & the Bach Family
In 1694 as a precocious nine-year-old, Johann Sebastian Bach attended a wedding in Arnstadt where he heard music of his cousins and met the renowned organist and composer Johann Pachelbel. Magnificat's program will examine the extraordinary heritage behind the music that Bach would compose in the new century.