Steven Copes, violin
Dimitri Murrath, viola
Jennifer Culp, cello
Handel – Passacaglia in G minor for Violin and Viola, HWV 432 (arr. Halverson)
Beethoven – String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3
Bach – Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky)
Celebrate the beginning of the Olympic Music Festival’s 2018 season with Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations. Although originally written for keyboard, this extraordinary arrangement by Russian violinist Dimitry Sitkovetsky illuminates the choral-like nature of Bach’s masterpiece and has become a standard part of the chamber music literature. Violinist Steven Copes, concertmaster of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, makes his debut.
Doors open at 1:30pm, Concert begins at 2:00pm.