Sarasota-Manatee Bach Festival I
General Event Information
The Sarasota-Manatee Bach Festival will present the first concert of its 2012-13 season on Sunday, December 8, at Christ Church, 4030 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door: $20 general admission, $5 students. Discounted season tickets will also be available. Call the church office at 941-747-3709 for advance tickets or more information.
The concert will feature some of Sarasota's leading musicians, including violinists Jennifer Best and Christopher Takeda. The concert will include Bach's Double Violin Concert in D Minor; Corelli's 'Christmas' Concerto; organ music for the Advent and Christmas seasons; and excerpts from Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Cantata 40. A pre-concert lecture will be given at 7:15.
The concert will also be given on Friday, December 7, at 8:00 p.m. at The Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota.
Artistic co-directors are Dr. Richard Benedum and Dr. Ann Stephenson-Moe. Principal harpsichordist is Dr. Julane Rodgers.