Following his thrilling PBO Messiah debut two years ago, award-winning orchestral and choral conductor, keyboardist, and scholar John Butt will lead PBO in Bach’s complete Orchestral Suites in their original scoring with winds, trumpets, and timpani, interspersed with the 3- and 6-part ricercars from Bach’s Musical Offering.
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites Nos. 1–4, BWV 1066-1069
J.S. Bach: Ricercars in 3 and 6 parts from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
The concerts will be performed Friday and Saturday February 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm at the First Baptist Church, 909 SW 11th Ave, Portland, and Sunday February 19 at 3:00 pm at the Kaul Auditorium, Reed College. For details and tickets, see the PBO website.