Bach on the Lute: Nigel North
A magical evening from the instrument of Orpheus

Nigel North

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Live!
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at VTS

J.S. Bach
Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 1013
Suite in C Major (after the 6th cello suite), BWV 1012
Suite in E Minor (auf lautenwerk), BWV 996


Nigel North has for years been acknowledged by critics in the US and abroad to be the foremost interpreter of Bach on the lute. Having recorded such works to completion, North presents an especially rare program not to be missed. One of the most respected classical guitarists of the 20th century, Julian Bream, said of North’s Bach playing, “…I was bowled over by how masterful and musical it was!” This promises to be a magical evening.

Nigel North, lute

Running time: 65 minutes, no intermission

Barbara Piquet Villafranco, In Memory of Ronald V. Villafranco, Saturday underwriter


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