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Solo Violin Masterpieces of Bach & Biber.

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Heidi Powell webHeidi Powell ~ violin

We think of J.S. Bach as a genius for composing Chaconne for Solo Violin, since this work is now the centerpiece of violin literature. However, 50 years before Bach composed this epic work, another German composer, Heinrich Biber, completed his Passacaglia for Solo Violin that revolutionized the violin repertoire. Come witness the dueling works and make your own decision.

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

Live stream details: You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

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.