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Bach by Candlelight

Bach by Candlelight

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  • Mon 13 Jan, 7:00pm – 9:00pm


St Peter's Church, 10 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $38.88
  • Students: $12.30
  • Senior: $35.80

Bach by Candlelight

A long night with music from Johann Sebastian Bach. Celebrate with us the flamboyant genius of the German Baroque. Suites for cello, chaconne for violin, partitas for wind, arias, solo repertoire for harpsichord and much more.

Among others are on the programme:

Johann Sebastian Bach

Trio Sonata in g Minor, BWV 1029

Sonata a Minor for violin, BWV 1003

Italian Concerto BWV 971

Wolfgang Kraemer, recorder
Agnieszka Kulowska, Baroque violin
Ben Hoadley, Baroque bassoon
Edith Salzmann, Baroque cello
Aina Kalnciema, harpsichord

Oksana Murashova Thompson, violin
Curt Thompson, violin
Ramón Jaffé, cello

Come and join us for the 13th International Akaroa Music Festival in beautiful Akaroa. For the 2020 edition, we have created an exciting programme, featuring NZ’s most accomplished musicians as well as fabulous international guest artists.

Cellist Ramon Jaffe and German pianist Michael Endres will be back this year, and America violinist Curt Thompson, Polish violinist Agnieszka Kulowska, Latvian harpsichord player Aina Kalnciema and many more join us for the first time.

On the musical menu, we have Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony arranged by Hummel, and, due to popular demand, another Cellissimo evening.

Following on from last year’s success, we will continue to feature stellar young talent in our ‘Rising Stars’ series along the Student’s lunchtime concert series. The students will present themselves in our lunchtime concert series in the Powerhouse. Do come and see what they are up to.

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