Dates: March 31, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM
A turning point for modern western music. There is no greater transformative turning point for classical and modern western music than the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the music written to celebrate it. This Lenten-themed concert will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata No. 4, which he wrote for Easter in 1707. Cantatas were written for church services, and in honor of Christian holidays, and are marked by an emphasis on vocal presentation, with an instrumental accompaniment. Bach wrote more than 200 cantatas in his lifetime, which were critical in the development of both vocal and instrumental music, and are considered to be some of his best work. Featuring guest artists Rachel Ciraldo, principal flutist with the Baton Rouge and Meridian Symphony Orchestras, and Andrea Loewy, principal flutist with ASO, as well as members of the Louisiana State University Choirs.