(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Berkshire Bach Society kicks off its 2011-2012 season with Venus Flytrap, a program dedicated to lyrical and botanical properties of music via the collaboration of flute and harpsichord, on Saturday, October 22, at 8 pm at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington. Performers include Carol Wincenc, flute; Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; and Victoria Bond, composer-narrator.
The program includes Platti’s Sonata in G major for flute and harpsichord Op. 3 No. 6; Bach’s Sonata in B minor for Flute and Harpsichord Obbligato, BWV 1030; Schubert’s Flute and Piano Sonata in A minor (originally for Arpeggione); Peculiar Plants, a suite of harpsichord solos composed for and dedicated to Kenneth Cooper by Victoria Bond, with original lyrics composed by the comedy team of Cooper & Bond and read by Ms. Bond; Flute Solos to include Debussy (Syrinx) and Joan Tower (Valentine Trills); and Romania!, composed for Carol Wincenc and Kenneth Cooper by conductor, composer and pianist Daniel Paget and based on traditional Romanian Folk Tunes.
Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Brown Paper Tickets, or by calling them at 800.838.3006 and use keywords Venus Flytrap and/or Berkshire Bach.
$30; $25 for BBS members; students free with ID.