Symphonies of Iowa for May 19 and May 20, 2013
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony – Bach at Easter
Jason Weinberger, music director
UNI Cantorei & John Len Wiles
J.S. BACH Sonata, Cantata BWV 31
J.S. BACH Sinfonia, Cantata BWV 4
J.S. BACH Cantata BWV 104
J.S. BACH Sinfonia, Cantata BWV 42
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto
no. 1 in F BWV 1047
KERNIS Concerto with Echoes
J.S. BACH Adagio and Sinfonia,
Easter Oratorio BWV 249
The Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony joins with the UNI Cantorei and John Len Wiles to present their Bach at Easter program. Utilizing a wide range of instrumentation for his time, Bach impressed audiences with his Sonata, the Cantata BWV 31 written for Easter Sunday. The Sinfonia, Cantata BWV 4 expresses the struggle between life and death while Cantata BWV 104 captures the feelings of serenity found in Psalm 23 as participants await Easter Sunday. The Sinfonia, Cantata BWV 42 is Bach’s piece for the Sunday after Easter. The Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony soloists will bring Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F BWV 1047 to life followed by an Easter surprise entitled Concerto with Echoes by Alan Jay Kernis. To end this unique program, UNI Cantorei and John Len Wiles join the ensemble for a performance of Bach’s Adagio and Sinfonia, Easter Oratorio BWV 249.
This concert was recorded April 6, 2013.