Kenneth Slowik leads the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in three performances of the magnificent music of Bach and Haydn
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents guest conductor Kenneth Slowik, a Baroque expert who will be featured as both conductor and harpsichordist in a perfect Baroque concert featuring the works of JS Bach, Haydn and CPE Bach. Slowik leads the orchestra in JS Bach’s Suite No. 1 and Harpsichord Concerto No. 7, CPE Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in G Major, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 96. The concerts take place on March 20 & 21 at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts and March 23 at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver.
"Conducting from the harpsichord, Kenneth Slowik led with surefooted attention to every nuance of Montiverdi's masterful setting." - Baltimore Sun
Multi-talented Kenneth Slowik is established not only as a conductor and harpsichordist, but also a cellist, baryton player and viola de gamba player. He is the Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, Curator of the Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment at the National Museum of American History and the recipient of numerous international music awards, including the British Music Retailers’ Award for Excellence, France’s Diapason d’Or for Chamber Music, and Germany’s Alte Musik Actuell’s Record of the Year. Slowik’s impressive discography is comprised of over sixty recordings, several of which have been awarded “Record of the Month” and “Record of the Year” prizes. His most recent record, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award.
Bach & Beyond and North Shore Classics Series:
The Magnificent Music of Bach and Haydn
Friday & Saturday, March 20 & 21, 8pm, Chan Centre
Monday, March 23, 8pm, Centennial Theatre
Kenneth Slowik, conductor/harpsichord
JS Bach Suite No.1
CPE Bach Harpsichord Concerto in G Major
JS Bach Harpsichord Concerto No. 7
Haydn Symphony No.96 in D Major, The Miracle