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Maestro Peter Bay Conducts New Takes on Old Favorites Sunday, October 16

Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil) welcomes back Maestro Peter Bay to conduct Classic Wines in New Bottles Sunday, October 16th at 3 pm at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. The concert features Arizona Philharmonic’s entire string section with harpsichord and Concertmaster Katherine McLin soloing on violin.

Classic Wines in New Bottles features beautiful works by Bach, Warlock and Grieg, and exceptional contemporary pieces by Montgomery and Ukrainian composer Skoryk.

“The infinite varieties of colors the strings of the orchestra can produce is the focus of this program, from the baroque of Bach to the contemporary poetry of Jessie Montgomery’s Strum, it is the ‘old meeting the new’ or classic wines in new bottles,” Bay said in a news release.

“It is rare to hear orchestral baroque music in Prescott, and AZ Phil’s national-class concertmaster, Katie McLin, plays her violin with infectious joy in the celebrated Bach Violin Concerto in E Major,” Executive Director Henry Flurry said in the release.

Baroque music is a style of music that prevailed during the period from about 1600 to about 1750, known both for its grandiose, dramatic, and energetic spirit and for its stylistic diversity.

“AZ Phil has chosen to honor the people of Ukraine by including Myroslav Skoryk’s Melody, his most well-known composition, which is frequently described as the spiritual hymn of Ukraine. In response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Melody has been widely performed internationally,” Flurry added.

Pre-concert talk begins at 2 pm, tickets are available at AZPhil.org or the YCPAC box office.

Information provided by Arizona Philharmonic.

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