On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3pm, Music at St. Paul’s presents soprano Adriana Ruiz and countertenor Edgar Sanfeliz Botta in a concert of Bach arias with period instruments. Other performers on the program are traverso players Robert Billington and Scott Ireland, baroque violinist Laurice Campbell Buckton, violist da gamba Marie Ridolfo, and harpsichordist/organist Paul Cienniwa. The concert will be preceded by a 2:30pm pre-concert lecture given Dr. Paul Cienniwa. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door on the day of the concert. For more information on this event and Music at St. Paul’s 30th Anniversary Season, visit music.stpaulsdelray.org. St. Paul’s is handicapped accessible.
Featured works include soprano and alto arias from Bach Cantatas 35, 36, 45, 132, 147, 210, 214, and 243; soprano and alto duets from Cantatas 78 and 93; organ works based on the chorale “Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten,” and Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1038.
“South Florida has a number of highly qualified period instrument performers and singers who specialize in baroque music,” says Dr. Paul Cienniwa. “This program brings together these musicians in a performance of some truly excellent Bach arias. Most of the arias on the program are known as “obligato” arias, in which one solo instrument is featured along with the voice. From solo flute, to solo violin, to solo organ, these arias show us the diversity of Bach’s vocal and instrumental writing–all while highlighting our two extraordinary vocal soloists.”