04
March
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Knowles Memorial Chapel
1000 Holt Ave

Winter Park , FL 32789 United States
$25 - $75
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Reserved Seats General Admission

Bach, Brahms, and Bruckner

A performance of great but rarely heard masterpieces with the Bach Festival Choir, Orchestra, and soloists. the program begins with J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite #4 and Motet BWV 230, then continues with Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Ave Maria, and Alto Rhapsody. Concluding the night of stunning music is Bruckner’s powerful Te Deum.

 

ON THE PROGRAM

J.S. BACH | Orchestral Suite No. 4, BWV 1069
JOHANNES BRAHMS | Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
JOHANNES BRAHMS | Ave Maria, Op. 12
JOHANNES BRAHMS| Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3, and 5
ANTON BRUCKNER | Te Deum, WAB 45

SHEREZADE PANTHAKI, soprano
Soprano Sherezade Panthaki’s international success has been fueled by
superbly honed musicianship; “shimmering sensitivity” (Cleveland Plain Dealer);
“radiant” voice (The Washington Post); and vividly passionate interpretations,
“mining subtle shaping of the deep emotion from the lines” (The New York
Times). An acknowledged star in the early-music field, Ms. Panthaki has
ongoing collaborations with leading early-music interpreters, including
Nicholas McGegan, Simon Carrington, Matthew Halls, and Masaaki Suzuki, with
whom she made her New York Philharmonic debut. Her recent performance
with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan was
named one of the “Top 10 Classical Music Events of 2015” and was described
as “a breathtaking combination of expressive ardor, tonal clarity, technical
mastery, and dramatic vividness” by The San Francisco Chronicle. Ms. Panthaki’s
2016-17 season featured performances with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra;
Philharmonia Baroque; Calgary Philharmonic; Mark Morris Dance Group; Opera
Lafayette; Ars Lyrica Houston; and the Kansas City, Colorado, Pasadena, and
Milwaukee Symphonies. She will also serve as the Christoph Wolff Visiting
Performer at the Harvard University Department of Music. Ms. Panthaki’s
repertoire extends well beyond the music of the Renaissance and Baroque
to works such as Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Houston Symphony, John
Tavener’s The Last Discourse with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Rachmaninoff’s
Vocalise and Strauss lieder at the Bari International Music Festival. Ms. Panthaki
holds an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. This is Ms. Panthaki’s
second appearance with the Winter Park Bach Festival.
Sponsored by a generous gift from M. Elizabeth Brothers in loving memory of Germaine Haserot

LAURA PUDWELL, mezzo-soprano
Grammy-nominated Laura Pudwell’s reputation as a superb vocalist has
been well-established as a result of her performances in London, Paris,
Salzburg, Houston, Vienna, and Boston. Her vast repertoire ranges from
early music to contemporary works. Ms. Pudwell is equally at home on the
opera, oratorio, and recital stages, and has received international acclaim
for her recordings.
On the opera stage, Ms Pudwell has performed across Canada with such
companies as Opera Atelier, the Calgary Opera, Vancouver Early Music
and Festival Vancouver, as well as with the Houston Grand Opera and the
Cleveland Opera.
Laura Pudwell is a regular participant in many festivals, including Festival
Vancouver, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Banff Summer Festival, the Elora Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Grand River
Baroque Festival, and the Winter Park Bach Festival.
Ms. Pudwell appears regularly with the Toronto Consort,and is a frequent
guest soloist with Tafelmusik, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Toronto Chamber Choir, Symphony
Nova Scotia, the St. Lawrence Choir, Le Concert Spirituel, Chorus Niagara,
and the Menno Singers.
Pudwell lives in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and two
children. This is Ms. Pudwell’s tenth appearance with the Winter Park Bach
Festival.
Sponsored by a generous gift from Sarah and Brock McClane and First Green Bank

ROBERT BRACEY, tenor
Robert Bracey has performed throughout the United States and made
appearances throughout the world. He was awarded first place in the
Oratorio Society of New York’s Annual International Solo Competition at
Carnegie Hall, and returned to Carnegie Hall for performances of Handel’s
Messiah. His Kennedy Center debut in Washington, DC, was with the
Choral Arts Society of Washington. Engagements include performances
with the Symphony Orchestra of India; the Telemann Chamber Orchestra
in Tokyo, Japan; the Oratorio Society of New York; Detroit Symphony;
Grand Rapids Symphony; Pacific Symphony; Choral Arts Society of
Washington; ProMusica Chamber Orchestra; North Carolina Symphony;
Winston-Salem Symphony; Illinois Symphony; East Texas Symphony;
Boise Philharmonic; Greater Lansing Symphony; the Bach Festival Society
of Winter Park; Kalamazoo Bach Festival; and the University Musical
Society in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He makes regular recital appearances
at colleges and universities with pianist Karen Beres, who serves on the
faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Dr. Bracey holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from
Michigan State University and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical
Arts degrees in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan. He
has previously served on the faculties at Bowling Green State University
and Michigan State University. He also taught on the voice faculty of
the Michigan All-State program at the Interlochen Arts Camp for twelve
summers. He is currently Professor of Voice and Chair of the Voice Area at
the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This is Mr. Bracey’s seventh
appearance with the Winter Park Bach Festival
Sponsored by a generous gift from J. Michael and Helene Murphy and Dr. Tracy Truchelut and Mr. Robert A. White

MICHAEL DEAN, bass-baritone
American bass-baritone Michael Dean has appeared with leading opera
houses and orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. During the 2016-17 season,
Michael’s engagements included Handel’s Messiah with the Richmond
Symphony and Fauré’s Requiem with the Bach Festival Society of Winter
Park. Previously, engagements included the Messiah with the Indianapolis
Chamber Orchestra and Milwaukee Symphony; Beethoven’s Mass in C
with the Naples Philharmonic; the Utah Symphony Orchestra performing
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9; the Boulder Bach Festival performing
Bach’s Mass in B-Minor; the Bach Festival of Winter Park for performances
and a new recording of Mozart’s Requiem. Numerous appearances on
the concert stage include Handel’s Messiah with the Pacific Symphony,
Alabama Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Houston
Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, Pittsburgh
Symphony, and I Musici de Montréal; Mozart’s Requiem with the Louisiana
Philharmonic, Modesto Symphony, and Quad City Symphony; Michael
Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Bach Festival Society of Winter
Park; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Richmond Symphony; and
Haydn’s Creation and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Louisiana
Philharmonic. Mr. Dean has made frequent appearances at New York City
Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Arizona Opera, and Strasbourg and Berlin
Operas. Dean has also received critical praise for his numerous recordings
of baroque opera. Michael Dean is currently the Music Department Chair
and Associate Professor of Voice at The University of California-Los
Angeles and a member of the voice faculty at the Chautauqua Music
Festival. This is Mr. Dean’s fourth appearance with the Winter Park Bach
Festival.
Sponsored by a generous gift from The Rev. and Mrs. Eric Ravndal, III

Details

Date:
March 4
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$25 - $75
Event Category:

Other

Duration
About 2 Hours