The Bach Sinfonia recreated Bach’s 1723 audition for the post of cantor of Leipzig on Saturday night, and asked the audience to vote.
In a shocking upset, Kauffmann edged Bach. Thank goodness the Leipzig city council didn’t have real-time voting technology.
Joan Reinthaler took in the prelude concert for the University of Maryland’s upcoming festival of Dominick Argento’s music in April. Her verdict: music great, performance so-so.
Robert Battey was generally impressed by the violinist Mikhail Simonyan, whom WPAS presented at the Terrace Theater.
What other concerts did you hear this weekend? I’m particularly interested in hearing about the world premiere of a trio by the composer Lembit Beecher, given by the Southwest Chamber Players on Saturday night.