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The BSO is Bach

Alex Klein, oboe
Michael Partington
& Yaniv Attar, guitar
BSO Violin Principals
November 20, 2021
7:30 pm
November 21, 2021
3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre


J.S. Bach | Contrapunctus No. 1 and No. 4 “The Art of the Fugue” (7')
Roberto Sierra | Fantasía Corelliana - featuring Michael Partington & Yaniv Attar on guitar (13')
Antonio Vivaldi
| Concerto for Four Violins in B minor - featuring Concertmaster Dawn Posey, Assistant Concertmaster Shu-Hsin Ko, Principal 2nd Violin Yuko Watanabe, & Assistant Principal 2nd Violin Heather Ray on violin (11')
Heinrich Biber
| Battalia à 10 (9')
J.S. Bach, transcribed by Klein
| E major Violin Concerto trans. for Oboe in F major - featuring Alex Klein on oboe (16')

*All programs subject to change

Of Note

Music Director Yaniv Attar will both conduct from and perform on the guitar!

Alex Klein is a 2002 Grammy Award winner.

Alex Klein is Artistic Director of FEMUSC (Santa Catarina Music Festival, Brazil).

This concert features our new violin section leaders.

Vivaldi's nickname among his friends was "il Prete Rosso" - the red priest, for his curly red hair. Don't be fooled by the white hair in all of the pictures - he was wearing a wig.

Powerful: Johann Sebastian Bach was voted the Greatest Composer of All Time by 174 of the world’s leading composers for BBC Music Magazine.

Beautiful: “His tone was so unique and beautiful that musicians from around the globe would flock to Symphony Center to hear him play.” Elly Fishman, Chicago Magazine describing Alex Klein's playing.

Inspiring: Alex Klein’s struggle with overcoming focal dystonia is widely documented, and an inspiration to all of us to never give up.

Join us for a powerful afternoon of iconic oboist Alex Klein, who will bring his impressive musicality to our stage. A favorite of audiences the world around, there’s nothing like hearing Mr. Klein in person, and we’re so glad to have him back! For Fantasía Corelliana, we also persuaded Music Director Yaniv Attar to not only play the guitar in a duet with Michael Partington, but conduct while playing.

We also look forward to welcoming our new string principals Dawn Posey, Shu-Hsin Ko, Yuko Watanabe, and Heather Ray on Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Strings. 

This is an afternoon of musical greats you won’t want to miss.

Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel’s informative and engaging virtual Pre-Concert Lecture about the program will air here on our website during the week of the concert.

Check out our BSO Health & Safety Guidelines and Concert FAQs to find out more about how we are working to keep you safe while sharing the joy of music.

Free live broadcasts on concert Sundays at 3pm on BTV and our Watch & Listen Page.

Discover More

WATCH: Living the Classical Life with Alex Klein

READ: Chicago Arts & Culture's The Improbable Encore

READ: The Life and Work of Alex Klein book by Dr. Ramon Mendes (Spanish and English versions available)

READ: Learn more about Michael Partington

READ: Seattle Opera Blog's A Chat with Michael Partington