Arts in the Village Concert Series
Performers: Michael Bahmann and Paul Cienniwa, duo harpsichordists
When: Saturday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA 02769
How much: $18 general; $16 seniors; $8 children and students; cash and checks only
Information: 508-463-5384; http://www.carpentermuseum.org/Arts.htm; doors open at 7:00 p.m. for early seating; first come, first seated; tickets available at door
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Arts in the Village Opens 19th Season with Duo Harpsichord Concert
The Arts in the Village Concert Series opens its 19th season on Saturday, October 5, with a unique event. Michael Bahmann and Paul Cienniwa join forces for a two-harpsichord concert featuring J.S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue. Considered the greatest achievement of Bach's extensive catalogue, the masterpiece is his final testament to the art of writing in multiple voices. Also on the program are Bach’s Concerto for Two Harpsichords in C Major and his son Wilhelm Friedemann’s Duet in F Major.
Michael Bahmann is equally at home on both the fortepiano and the harpsichord and also plays the modern piano and the organ. He performs widely in New England with chamber groups such as Musicians of the Old Post Road and Museum Concerts of Rhode Island. He holds degrees from the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Hannover, the San Francisco Conservatory, and the New England Conservatory.
Paul Cienniwa is Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, Florida. Prior to that, he was Music Director at First Church in Boston and Chorus Master of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. He served on the faculties of the Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic,
Framingham State University, and UMass-Dartmouth. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in harpsichord from Yale University.
This concert will take place on Saturday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m., at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth, MA 02769. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $8 for students and children. Season subscriptions are still available. The hall opens at 7:00 p.m. for early seating, and tickets can be purchased at the door. First-come, first-seated. Cash and checks only. Information: 508-463-5384; http://www.rehobothantiquarian.org/arts-in-the-village/.