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Brandenburg Concerto Scheduled for Nov. 22 Featuring Trumpeter



Capital City Concerts will feature the music of Johann Sebastian Bach Saturday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Church in Montpelier. On the program is Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major.

“Each of the six concertos requires a different combination of instruments,” according to the article written by Lisa Simeone for NPR.com. For example, Concerto No. 2 includes music for a trumpeter. The trumpeter to perform for the Capital City Concerts is Sycil Mathai, a New York City-based trumpeter known for a wide range of music styles, including contemporary, classical and experimental. He is a member of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s 2014-15 season. In the past, Mathai worked with the Knights Chamber Orchestra, Argento New Music, American Composer’s Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra and more. He has also recorded for many broadcast companies including Sirius Satellite Radio, PBS, CBS and more.  Mathai graduated from Juilliard and Texas Christian University.  The other musicians will be Hyunah Yu, soprano; Theodore Arm, violinist; Karen Kevra, Flute, and Randall Wolfgang, oboist.

The Nov. 22 program includes:

Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major, BWV 1047 for trumpet, flute, oboe, and strings

Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060

Aria: “Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen” (“Beloved Jesus, my desire”) – BWV 32, for soprano, oboe, strings, and continuo

Aria: “Schafe können sicher weiden” (“Sheep May Safely Graze”) – BWV 208, for soprano, 2 flutes, strings, and continuo

Cantata: “Ich habe genug”, BWV 82a

Capital City Concerts was founded in 2000 by Karen Kevra, a flutist. Tickets can be purchased at Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street in Montpelier. The cost it $25, adults; $15, student; $15, reduced income, and $100, season subscription.