The performance standards of Lincoln Center, in the heart of Bedford
Bedford Chamber Concerts has for over 20 years presented great music of the baroque, classical and romantic eras, spiced occasionally with music of the twentieth century or new music composed by our Music Director, Anthony Newman.
As in the past, our concert series offers a wide range of musical experiences under the brilliant leadership of our Director, Anthony Newman. We will present six concerts on Wednesday evenings in October, November, December, 2023 and March, April and May, 2024.
October 18, 2023, 8:00PM - Theme: Music from Zimmerman's Kaffee House. J.S. Bach's Violin Concerto in E. Handel's Concerto Grosso, Opus VI, No. 4, the first movement used in the French film "Testament d'Orfee". Telemann's Overture and Rejouissance in E-minor from Tafelmusik Production I.
November 15, 2023, 8:00PM - Theme: Venice. Program includes Vivaldi's Triple Concerto in D-minor for two solo violins and cello, Op. III. RV 565 (arranged by Bach for Organ as BWV 596, Vivaldi's Cello Sonata in B-flat, RV 47, Albinoni's Trumpet Concerto in B-flat, Op. VII, No. 3 (originally for Oboe), Attr. Albinoni Adagio (Actually by the 20th century composer Remo Giazotto, supposedly based on a base line of a lost sonata by Albinoni)., Handel's Concerto Grosso Op. VI No 1. in G, HWV319, Scarlatti's Sinfonia in G.
December 6, 2023, 8:00PM - Holiday Concert with J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerti. Includes an Intermission with light refreshments.
March 13, 2024, 8:00PM - Pianist Reed Tetzloff - Reed Tetzloff, “an artist of broad musical tastes and individuality,” (South Florida Classical Review) has been hailed for his “richly communicative” performances (The Cincinnati Enquirer). He came to international attention at the XV Tchaikovsky Competition, where he was dubbed “the lyric hero of the competition.” (Сноб Magazine). He has excited audiences in tours of China, Europe, and the United States, in recitals met with universal critical acclaim, ever since making his Lincoln Center concerto debut at Alice Tully Hall in 2012. ReedTetzloff.com
April 24, 2024, 8:00PM - Theme: Vienna Mozart's Serenata Nocturne for Strings. Haydn's Harpsichord Concerto in D. Beethoven's Violin Sonata in C-minor, Opus 30, No. 2
May 8, 2024, 8:00PM - Theme: Concerti for Four. Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin and Cello. Newman's Quadruple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Flute and Oboe. Vivaldi's Flute Concerto in D "Goldfinch"
Mr. Newman, one of America’s leading classical musicians, is internationally recognized for his contributions as organist, harpsichordist, composer, conductor, musicologist and Bach specialist. Among more than 170 recordings, his performance of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto was named Stereo Review’s “Record of the Year” in 1989 and his collaboration with Wynton Marsalis, In Gabriel’s Garden, in which Mr. Newman conducted the English Chamber Orchestra, was the best-selling classical CD of 1997. He has been lauded as the “high priest of the harpsichord” by Time Magazine and “high priest of Bach” by Mr. Marsalis.