Sacred texts from ancient times connect the 18th century music of Johann Sebastian Bach and the 20th century music of Steve Reich. The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance's Baroque Chamber Orchestra (BCO), and Contemporary Directions Ensemble (CDE) join forces to perform Bach's cantata, Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, Herr, zu dir (1707) and Steve Reich's Tehillim (1981). Led by violinist Aaron Berofsky and keyboardist Joseph Gascho, BCO performs on baroque instruments. Led by conductor Oriol Sans, CDE will feature winds, strings, electric organs, and numerous percussion.
Oriol Sans, director, CDE
Joseph Gascho and Aaron Berofsky, directors, BCO
PROGRAM: J.S. Bach - Aus Der Tiefen rufe Ich, Cantata BWV 131
Reich - Tehillim
Gabrieli-Omnes gentes plaudite
Tallis - Spem in alium
Free - no tickets required
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