Apex Concerts and the Performing Arts Series in the School of the Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno present Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos, performed by the renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
On Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. the stage of Nightingale Concert Hall will welcome an all-star line-up of 20 musicians from the multi-generational international roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos. Widely regarded as the greatest examples of Baroque instrumental music, these six masterpieces unfailingly provide fulfillment for music lovers of all backgrounds, and are a perfect vehicle to inspire strength at year’s end and a vision for the brightest future.
“This is a rare and unusual opportunity to hear these Baroque masterpieces performed in their entirety, by some of the world’s finest musicians on our own Nightingale stage. It is a not-to-be-missed musical marathon,” Hyeyeon Park, Artistic Co-Director of Apex Concerts said.
The Dec. 9 performance is part of a national tour that will visit several of the nation’s most prestigious concert halls, including New York’s Alice Tully Hall. The University of Nevada, Reno’s own Professor of Music Dmitri Atapine, is on the national tour and will perform during the concert in Reno.
“To be back on stages around the country, alongside dear colleagues and performing some of the most transcendent music is very special,” says Atapine, Artistic Co-Director of Apex Concerts. “It is a testament to the power and importance of the arts – of music – in our lives as the nation begins to emerge from the pandemic. To see the audience filling our halls, applauding… it’s so humbling and reassuring!”
“We are thrilled to partner with Apex Concerts and share this extraordinary musicianship and music with our community. This is something we don’t get to experience every day in Reno and a wonderful opportunity for our community to see these masterpieces performed in person and in such an amazing venue,” says Shoshana Zeldner, Program Manager for the Performing Arts Series.
Tickets are available online (unr.edu/pas), by phone through Lawlor Events Center (775-784-4444) or in-person at the Lawlor Events Center Box Office (10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 1500 N. Virginia St. Reno, lower level entrance).
Tickets are $31 - $36 (Adult), $16 (Youth), and $5 (University of Nevada, Reno students). University student tickets must be purchased in-person at the Lawlor Events Center or at the box office the night of the show (at the event venue, opens one hour before the performance).
The Brandenburg Concertos conclude the fall line-up for both Apex Concerts and the Performing Arts Series. Apex Concerts continues on January 26, 2022 with Masters and Apprentices, celebrating the master-apprentice tradition with cellist David Finckel and clarinetist David Shifrin.
The Performing Arts Series continues on February 24, 2022 with the acclaimed Irish ensemble Goitse.
In addition to Apex Concerts and the Performing Arts Series, the School of the Arts presents the Reno Jazz Festival and Lake Tahoe Music Camp as well as world-class visual art exhibitions, musical performances, theatre productions, dance concerts and public arts events presented by the departments of Art, Music, and Theatre and Dance. The School of the Arts, as well as the College of Liberal Arts, encourage broad campus and community participation in the arts through numerous performances, lectures, exhibitions, core courses and outreach activities that explore diverse cultures and encourage lifelong learning. The School of the Art’s degree programs provide a strong foundation in a range of artistic disciplines, enabling students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars at the local level and beyond.
The Performing Arts Series is funded in part by WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation); the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency. Both the Performing Arts Series and Apex Concerts receive support from the Associated Students of the University of Nevada and the Graduate Student Association. In-kind support is provided by CLM Design, Advertising, Interactive.
The 2021-22 Performing Arts Series is funded in part by WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation); the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Associated Students of the University of Nevada and the Graduate Student Association. In-kind support is provided by CLM Design, Advertising, Interactive.
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