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Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

First Parish Church
9 Cleaveland Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

Part of our annual cycle, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 uses the unusual instrumentation of two horns, three oboes, and violino piccolo. This year we introduce the first of the “New Brandenburgs,” contemporary companion pieces inspired by Bach’s original concertos, with Stephen Hartke’s A Brandenburg Autumn.

6:00 p.m. – Pre-concert lecture (must have a concert ticket to attend)
Find out why musicians, musicologists, and NPR consider Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos “as powerful to me as any rock ‘n’ roll song, as energizing as any techno dance music, as driving and thrilling as any punk or heavy metal” (All Things Considered).

6:30 p.m. – Doors open
7:00 p.m. – Concert

Adults: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Students: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
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Saturday, June 24, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland Street, Brunswick, ME, 04011

Portland Bach Experience tears down barriers and challenges preconceived notions about classical music by offering immersive events, interactive educational programs, and intimate concerts at our annual June festival. Committed to creating programs that are distinct, deep, and connective experiences, we bring award-winning artists to Maine to share musical productions that cultivate resilience, nurture individual growth, and feed our collective hunger for connection.

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