Nicholas McGegan Conductor and Harpsichord
Paul Jacobs Organ
Rebel “Le Cahos,” from Les Élémens
Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Handel Organ Concerto in F major (“The Cuckoo and the Nightingale”)
Bach Brandenburg Concertos Nos 3, 4, and 2
The masterful style of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos challenge both orchestra and audience with their complexity, balanced by the charming melodies that continue to astound and delight more than three centuries after they were written. Handel’s imaginative “Cuckoo and the Nightingale” Concerto features celebrated organist Paul Jacobs on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. Rebel’s daring “Le Cahos” from Les Élémens opens the program with harmonic exuberance.