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Solo Violin Masterpieces of Bach & Biber.

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Heidi Powell webHeidi Powell ~ violin

These solo violin works of Bach and Biber are some of the most profound, intimate pieces ever written by any composer, not only in the Baroque period, but of all time. Beyond their amazing technical difficulty, they provide the player and audience with a deep religious journey through human understanding, pain and peace. Biber's Passacaglia of 1676 feels as though the composer is talking to us directly, telling us his most personal secrets. Bach's Chaconne of 1720, the most monumental movement of all his six solo violin works, speaks of universal truth. It spans a deep spirituality that covers a wide range of the human experience, from tragedy, loss, and redemption. It is with deep gratitude that I will perform all these epic works for you on one program.

Heidi Powell is a Baroque violin specialist and Artistic Director of Baroque Orchestra of Maine. She has appeared as soloist with the New York Collegium, Tafelmusik, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Early Music New York and the Washington Bach Consort. Heidi holds violin degrees from Indiana University & Oberlin Conservatory. Her performance was reviewed by The New York Times as “supremely confident & powerful”.

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1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

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GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.