Nicholas Kitchen performs the Bach works for solo violin
Nicholas Kitchen’s brilliance extends beyond his abilities at the violin, and to speak eloquently about the music he performs. He is also a bit of a tech wizard, and his solo Bach show includes a projection of Bach’s beautiful manuscript, to accompany his performance.
Kitchen will appear at Electric Earth Concerts on June 13 to kick off its “June in Jaffrey” series at the Grand View Barn. A highly acclaimed performer who has toured the world’s great musical capitals as first violin of the Borromeo Quartet, he brings his original, highly communicative approach to performing Bach, combining insightful comments and visuals to enhance his meaning. The composer’s six sonatas and partitas for violin are the most cherished solo works in the repertoire, and they repay the in-depth approach that Kitchen uses, with introductory remarks and a narrative that connects the various selections with insight born of his many years’ playing the works.
Jonathan Bagg, Artistic Director of Electric Earth Concerts says: “This will be an absorbing event for audiences who want to experience the music of Bach on a deeper level, from the inside out; it can be fascinating to follow the music as it flowed from Bach’s pen, which is beautiful even as calligraphy alone. Or they can close their eyes and simply listen to Kitchen’s fantastic playing.”
The Grand View Barn is an extraordinary setting for music, with the Mountain looming behind plate glass, and an acoustically flattering wooden, high-ceilinged interior.
Audiences are encouraged to picnic on the ample lawns before the event.
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