Bach it up

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS -

Franz Vote con­ducts the singers and play­ers of the New Mex­ico Bach So­ci­ety in two works by the group’s name­sake com­poser: his Vi­o­lin Con­certo in A mi­nor (BWV 1041, with Ruxan­dra Mar­quardt as soloist) and his Can­tata No. 151, Süsser Trost, mein Jesu kömmt (Sweet com­fort, my Je­sus comes), a can­tata for the Third Day of Christ­mas, first per­formed at that ser­vice in 1725. Also on the pro­gram are late-Re­nais­sance and early-Baroque motets by com­posers in­clud­ing An­drea Gabrieli, Jakob Handl, Clau­dio Mon­teverdi, and Gio­vanni Pier­luigi da Palest­rina. The con­cert takes place at 5:45 p.m. on Sun­day, Nov. 29, at the Im­mac­u­late Heart of Mary Chapel (50 Mount Carmel Road). Tick­ets ($15-25, with dis­counts for stu­dents and se­niors) can be pur­chased via www.hold­myt­ (505-886-1251). — James M. Keller

Ruxan­dra Mar­quardt

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