French and German Art Songs. Live Music at the Library concert series, will feature Meredith Ruduski, soprano, and Gil Zilkha, bass. Works included: Gabriel Faure's La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61, Claude Debussy's Fetes galantes pour Madame Vasnier, and Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, Op. 48. This concert is free and open to the public, a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th St. For more information, visit: library.georgetown.org/music.
The second annual 2018 Festival, “Bach In the Saddle Again,” includes 4 free outreach concerts and 5 festival series concerts, including chamber music, recital, choral and orchestral performances of J. S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Fauré, Debussy and Vaughan Williams. Featured performers are the Texas Bach Festival Choir, Artisan String Quartet, TBF Camerata, Soprano Meredith Ruduski, Bass Gil Zilkha, pianist Rick Rowley and Artistic Director/Conductor Barry Scott Williamson.
Repertoire highlights include J. S. Bach’s Trio Sonata/Musical Offering, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, motets “Singet dem Herrn” and “Jesu, meine Freude” and arias from the B Minor Mass, Handel’s Water Music Suite in F and arias from “Messiah,” Mozart’s “Exsultate, jubilate,” Brahms Clarinet Quintet and Liebeslieder Walter Op. 52, string quartets by Haydn and Beethoven and Vaughan Williams “Serenade to Music.”
Venues include St. Helen Catholic Church in Georgetown, the historic Williamson County Courthouse and St. Martin’s Ev Lutheran Church in Austin.
- Date: June 17, 2018
- Time: 2:00 p.m.
- Venue: Georgetown Library
- Website: https://www.texasbachfestival.org/home.html
- Cost: Free
- Phone: (512) 970-3070
- Name: Texas Bach Festival
The mission of the Texas Bach Festival (TBF) is to champion and advance the great and timeless music of Johann Sebastian Bach and subsequent composers inspired by him in the Georgetown and greater Central Texas areas; and, by means of large- and small-scale performance, music education and outreach/collaborative events, to prolifically engage, inform and enrich citizens of all ages and the surrounding Arts community.
- Address: 402 W 8th St.
- City: Georgetown
- State: TX
- Zip: 78626