UCSD Dance Building
“The Art of Fugue” Fugues and Cantatas of JS Bach.
So you can see that this is not my usual new music venture, but, hey, I like Bach, who doesn’t? Since they didn’t follow the program notes, I have no idea what was what, but the ensemble consisted of 2 violins (sometimes 3), viola, cello, bass, oboe, harpsichord and an ancient stringed instrument, maybe a baroque lute. The program was lacking in information here too. The music was lovely and I was especially impressed with the singer, Angela Young Smucker, mezzo-soprano. She currently lives in Chicago where she teaches at Valparaiso University. I will try to hear her again. There were four female dancers who performed including Yolande Snaith. I guess I am spoiled. One of the last concerts I saw in NY was Merce Cunningham’s “Biped.” A very high benchmark. My fellow attendees liked the dancers more than I did. I didn’t see much variety in their movements or choreography. Oh well. Nice to go to something outside my usual realm.