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The Brilliance of Bach and Mendelssohn  

Next up at Indian Hill, five members of the Hill Music School faculty will offer a 'Faculty Showcase Recital' of works by Bach and Mendelssohn: Friday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. at 36 King St., Littleton.

Why Bach and Mendelssohn together? It was composer Felix Mendelssohn who was largely responsible for 'discovering' the works of J. S. Bach. Just over 150 years ago, Bach's "music and reputation languished in obscurity, virtually unknown to all but a few specialists. It was through Mendelssohn's recognition of Bach's genius and his efforts in making Bach's works accessible to a wider public that these works are today recognized as summits of musical expression.

Due to the curious number of coincidences involving the crossed paths of members of both the Bach and Mendelssohn families, it was perhaps inevitable in retrospect that Felix Mendelssohn would "rescue" Bach's music from near oblivion" (Performing Arts Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress).

The concert will feature talents of Susan Bonito, soprano; Jenny Tang, piano; Alexander Vavilov, viola; Angel Hernandez, violin; and Caroline Reiner-Williams, cello. Players will perform selections from both composers in a variety of instrumental and vocal combinations, including vocal pieces from Bach's "Cantata No. 58" and Mendelssohn's "Neue Liebe, Op. 19"; Bach's "Suite No. 1 in G Major for solo violin; and Mendelssohn's" Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 66."

Tickets $10 (general admission) available at the door. Learn more at (978) 486-9524x116 or order tickets at 

Indian Hill's Faculty Showcase Concert Series is supported by Nashoba Real Estate.

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