Friday August 10, 2018| 7:30PM (Pre-concert talk at 6:45PM)
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
J.S. Bach’s great Trauer Ode is a large-scale secular cantata for orchestra and soloists that he composed in 1727 to commemorate the death of Christine Ebehardine, the wife of Augustus, the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. It is unusually richly scored, even for J.S. Bach, and includes not only pairs of flutes and oboes d’amore, but also of violas da gamba and lutes in addition to a full string orchestra. Join the PBO and Gli Angeli for the dramatic conclusion of the Vancouver 2018 Bach Festival.