Baroque masters featured on Anna Maria

January 23, 2014 

For its first concert of 2014, the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra is offering a program featuring some of the most popular works of the two greatest Baroque composers.

This concert, set for 2 p.m. Sunday, features two pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi.

On the program are two Bach pieces, "Cantata No. 140, Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)" and "Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor."

The Vivaldi work on the program is his "Gloria."

The AMICCO season is a little different than in years past. Instead of starting in November, the season started with a holiday concert in December.

And instead of ending in February, it will run through March.

"Wachet Auf" is one of Bach's latest and most familiar additions to his cycle of chorale cantatas.

His "Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor" is even more well-known, noted for the complex interplay of its two violins.

Vivaldi wrote two-pieced titled "Gloria." But the one AMICCO will perform is so much more popular that it has become known simply as the "Vivaldi Gloria."

The February concert, on Feb. 23, will be a concert version of Verdi's "La Traviata." On March 23, AMICCO will perform Mozart's "Symphony No. 6" and excerpts from Hayden's "Creation."

Details: 2 p.m. Jan. 26, CrossePointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Tickets: $25. Information: wwwamicco.org

-- Marty Clear

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