DALLAS — The Dallas Bach Society announces its 2014-15 season and opens the season with the concert La Danse: Hommage à Jean-Phillippe Rameau on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium at Southern Methodist University. Tickets are available online (DallasBach.org), by phone (682-325-2224) or at the door on the day of the concert, one hour prior to concert time.
Locations for DBS concerts this season include Church of the Incarnation (3966 McKinney Ave.) and Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora St.) in addition to Caruth at SMU. Please check website, call box office or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to inquire about group rates. Single ticket price ranges from $25 to $100.
Oct. 12, 3 p.m. – La Danse: hommage à Jean-Philippe Rameau. Caruth Auditorium, SMU. Bach Society celebrates its 250th anniversary of the greatest French composer with a wide-ranging selection of his work, featuring the New York Baroque Dance Company and renowned soprano Ann Monoyios.
Nov. 7-8, 8 p.m. – Historical Cello in Germany. Private Residences in Flower Mound and Dallas.* Eric Smith plays a Bach suite for solo cello, Beethoven’s Sonata in G minor and a splendid Adagio from Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach.
Dec. 5, 8 p.m. – A Baroque Christmas. Church of the Incarnation. Bach Society provides a Grand Tour of European music celebrating the Christmas season in Baroque style.
Dec. 22, 7 p.m. – Handel’s Messiah. Meyerson Symphony Center. Featured soloists Ava Pine (Soprano), Drew Minter (countertenor), Dann Coakwell (Tenor) and David Grogan (Bass) join the DBS Orchestra & Chorus in its renowned interpretation of Handel’s sublime oratorio. Messiah Sing-Along on Dec. 20, 8 p.m. at COTI.
Dec. 31, 7 p.m. – Brandenburg Concertos, COMPLETE. Church of the Incarnation. Best Baroque soloists from around the United States gather to perform Bach’s greatest collection of instrumental music, the six concerts à plusieurs instruments, which he dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg.
January 30-31, 2015 – Around the Mediterranean. Private Residences in Flower Mound and Dallas.* Soprano Nell Snaidas, a specialist in early Italian music, zarzuela and Sephardic song, offers a musical tour of the Mediterranean countries.
Feb. 15, 2015, 3 p.m. – Three Ladies of Ferrara. Caruth Auditorium, SMU. Baroque ensemble Armonia Celeste performs a sizzling concert of virtuoso Italian chamber music, with Baroque harp, lutes and guitar. Come and enjoy the music which set the standard for all things Baroque!
March 6-7, 2015, 8 p.m. – A Baroque Flute Wine Tour. Private Residences in Flower Mound and Dallas.* Baroque flutist Tamara Meredith plays a concert of music from favorite wine venues across Europe, to be accompanied by a sampling of these vintages.
April 11, 2015, 7 p.m. – Mass in B minor. Church of the Incarnation. For the first time in 10 years, Dallas Bach Society presents the glory of J.S. Bach’s greatest mass, with soloists Anna Popov (Soprano), Agnes Vojtko (Mezzo-Soprano), Nicholas Garza, (Countertenor), Dann Coakwell (Tenor) and Curtis Streetman (Bass).
* Addresses to House Concerts at private residences are sent via email and/or by phone to patrons one week prior to concerts upon purchase of tickets.