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Aug 17

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Virtuosity
Location: 88 Bedford St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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A multi-faceted tribute to Bach’s immortal Chaconne makes for one epic season finale! David Ludwig, Dean of Music at The Juilliard School, draws on ECCO’s extraordinary ensemble of all-virtuoso players with a work inspired by “this one epic movement by Bach that would define string playing forever after.” Finally, the stunning Chaconne itself, originally written for solo violin, in a breathtaking arrangement for the full forces of string orchestra. You’ll see why the New York Times declared, “ECCO delivers performances that are nothing short of electrifying.”

David Ludwig | Virtuosity: Five Micro-Concertos for String Orchestra (2013)

J.S. Bach (arr. Michi Wiancko) | Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 (1717-1720/2019)

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