Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
4th Annual Portland Early Music Festival
“Music in Saxony in the time of Bach”
Portland Conservatory of Music
202 Woodford Street, Portland, ME
Electoral Saxony in the 18th century boasted one of the finest musical establishments in all of Europe, between the Hofkapelle in Dresden and Bach’s musical activities at Leipzig’s Thomaskirche. The program includes secular cantatas by Johann David Heinichen and Antonio Vivaldi; a bassoon sonata by Johann Friedrich Fasch; keyboard works by J.S. Bach; and lute works by Silvius Leopold Weiss.