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  • Ten musicians perform on stage.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s
Front Row: National
Bach: The Complete Brandenburg Concertos

7:30 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Front Row: National virtual concert collection features beautifully shot, full-length HD performance videos from the society’s archive, curated by organization Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, plus insight from artists who have previously performed at the Center for the Performing  Arts.

The series was created to provide a new way for audiences to experience chamber music in a meaningful and innovative way—from the virtual “front row,” in the comfort and safety of listeners’ homes.

This episode of the series features Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos No. 1–6, BMV1046–1051.

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The musicians are: Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord; John Gibbons, harpsichord; Hyeyeon Park, piano-harpsichord; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord; Benjamin Beilman, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Francisco Fullana, violin; Chad Hoopes, violin; Bella Hristova, violin; Paul Huang, violin; Ani Kavafian, violin; Sean Lee, violin; Yura Lee, violin; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Danbi Um, violin; Daniel Phillips, violin, viola, and violino piccolo; Che-Yen Chen, viola; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Mark Holloway, viola; Matthew Lipman, viola; Paul Neubauer, viola; Richard O’Neill, viola; Dmitri Atapine, cello; Colin Carr, cello; Timothy Eddy, cello; Jakob Koranyi, Mihai Marica, cello; Keith Robinson, cello; Inbal Segev, cello; Paul Watkins, cello; Timothy Cobb, bass; Joseph Conyers, bass; Xavier Foley, bass; Anthony Manzo, bass; Scott Pingel, bass; Sooyun Kim, flute; Demarre McGill, Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Randall Ellis, oboe; James Austin Smith, oboe; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Marc Goldberg, bassoon; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Julie Landsman, horn; Jennifer Montone, horn; David Washburn, trumpet.

During a fifteen-minute intermission, Finckel and Han will engage in a conversation with Conyers, Montone, Neubauer, and Park.

Finckel and Han previously performed at the Center for the Performing Arts as a duo in 2005, and with violinist Philip Setzer in 2017 and 2018 for the Beethoven Piano Trios. Finckel also performed at Penn State as a member of Emerson String Quartet in 1990, 2002, and 2009.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—which includes the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. With its home in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the society is known for the extraordinary quality of its performances and its programming, and for setting the benchmark for chamber music worldwide.

Watch the event beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 20. It will be available for streaming through 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 27.


How to Watch

The performance will be streamed on this page for free. When streaming becomes available, a "Watch" button will appear. 

The program run time is approximately 1 hour and 58 minutes.


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