Concerti Virtuosi
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti

Bojan Cicic

Daniel S. Lee
Guest Director & violin

Concerti Virtuosi
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti

Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 4 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Washington, DC

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Concerto for Violin and Oboe in D Minor, BWV 1060R
Concerto for 3 Violins in D Major, BWV 1064R
Concerto for Oboe d’amore in A Major, BWV 1055R

Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for Violin, Cello, Trumpet and Strings, TWV 53:D5


Crossley Hawn

Tatiana Chulochnikova

The Chamber Series Background

Carmen Johnson Pájaro

Geoffrey Burgess

Geoffrey Burgess

Meg Brown Owens

Margaret Owens
oboe & oboe d’amore

Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen

Leon Schelhase

Leon Schelhase

Praised for his “ravishing vehemence” and “soulful performance” (The New York Times), award-winning violinist Daniel S. Lee, guest-directs a program of brilliant concerti featuring Bach Consort instrumentalists!

Daniel S. Lee, Guest Director & violin; Tatiana Chulochnikova* & Carmen Johnson-Pájaro*, violins; Risa Browder & Isaiah Chapman, violas; John Moran, violoncello; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; Colin St-Martin, flute; Daphna Mor, recorder; Geoffrey Burgess*, oboe & oboe d’amore; Margaret Owens*, oboe; Josh Cohen*, trumpet; Leon Schelhase*, harpsichord


Read the Program Notes

Running time: 120 minutes, including intermission

Glen S. Fukushima, underwriter


Praised for his “ravishing vehemence” and “fleet-fingered, passionate… soulful performance” (The New York Times), period violinist
Daniel S. Lee enjoys a varied career as a soloist, leader, collaborator, scholar, and educator. He is the founding director of the Sebastians, a period ensemble based in New York City and critically acclaimed for its “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times) programs. The Sebastians’ “technical and timbral tour-de-force” (I Care If You Listen) performances won the Audience Prize at the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition and advanced them to the finals of the 2011 York Early Music International Competition. Daniel currently serves as the concertmaster of Early Music New York, the Providence Baroque Orchestra, and the Washington National Cathedral Orchestra. In previous seasons, he performed as a soloist and guest concertmaster for the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the New York Baroque Incorporated, Quodlibet Ensemble, TENET, and the Yale Schola Cantorum, among others. From 2005 to 2017, he was the music director and principal conductor of the Albano Ballet in Hartford, CT.

A violino piccolo specialist, Daniel has performed as a soloist in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and Cantata 140 for Trinity Wall Street, Yale University, and the New Haven Oratorio Choir. With the Sebastians, he made the modern-day premiere and recording of his own transcription of Johann Pfeiffer’s concerto. His current research explores the repertoire and performance practice of the violoncello da spalla, for which Daniel is in demand as an authoritative performer of Bach’s six Cello Suites. He performs on various historical instruments and fosters ongoing collaborative research with luthier Karl Dennis (Warren, RI) and bowmaker David Hawthorne (Waltham, MA).

He is on the early music faculty at the Yale School of Music and has offered guest lectures and masterclasses at Connecticut College, the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, Purchase College (SUNY), Stonybrook University, the University of Kansas, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has studied at the Juilliard School (BMus.), the Yale School of Music (MMus., AD, MDiv.), and the University of Connecticut (DMA). As an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, Daniel explores the intersection between arts and spirituality. He aspires to redefine the roles of sacred and secular music in relation to their intention, function, and venue. Complementing this work is his continuing study of various ancient and modern languages.


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