Violinist Nicholas Kitchen will illuminate Bach’s solo violin works in this concert at Grand View Barn in Jaffrey. Kitchen’s eloquence as a speaker and his penetrating mastery of the violin will make this an absorbing event for those who want to get to know Bach’s masterpieces on a deeper level. Viewing a projection of the original manuscript as Kitchen plays will help the audience experience the music from the inside out. The program includes the complete Sonatas in G minor and C major, plus great D minor Chaconne and other selected movements from the Six Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach. Comments will be integrated throughout the evening’s performance.
A native of Durham, N.C., Kitchen has been active as a soloist and chamber musician since making his first professional appearances at age 12. Since then, his performances have taken him to more than 20 countries, in such halls as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Opera Bastille in Paris, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Wigmore Hall in London, and Carnegie Hall and Jordan Hall in the U.S. Since 1989, Kitchen has performed extensively as first violinist of the Borromeo String Quartet. He has participated in the Caramoor, Spoleto, Vancouver, and Orlando festivals, among others.
Among Kitchen’s many awards, he has received the Albert Schweitzer Medallion for Artistry and was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Come have a pre-concert picnic on the beautiful grounds of Grand View, on the side of Mount Monadnock. Sunflowers restaurant will offer elegant picnic baskets before each concert. Call by June 11: 603-593-3303. Click on Sunflowers logo for menu.