Bach to Wagner with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Springfield Symphony Chorale

Saturday, May 21, 7:30pm

Germany surely is the cradle of great symphonic music, and with this concert we have bookend composers to illustrate that notion.  Johann Sebastian Bach was the quintessential composer of the baroque era in music, and one of the most prolific of all time. Continuing the celebration of Peter’s twenty years on the podium, the Orchestra is joined by the SSO Chorale to sample some of the Maestro’s favorite Bach Choruses.  Rounding out the program, the music of Romanticist Richard Wagner with music both dramatic and comedic.

Bach               Christen, atzet diesen Tag BWV 63

Bach               Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140

Bach               Zion hort die Wachter singen BWV 140

Bach               Jesu bleibet meine Freude BWV 147

Bach               Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn BWV 80

Bach               Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen BWV 11

Bach               Dona Nobis Pacem Mass in B Minor

Bach               Magnificat BWV 243

Wagner         Prelude and Love Death Tristan und Isolde

Wagner         Excerpts from Die Meistersinger

                                    Prelude to Act III

                                    Dance of the Apprentices

                                    Procession of the Mastersingers