Baroque Music Wraps Up Bennington Museum Music Series
The Bennington Museum’s first ‘Music at the Museum’ series will conclude on Saturday, June 11, at 2 p.m., when Repast, an early music ensemble based in New York City, shares a performance of JS Bach’s ‘Musical Offering.’ The ensemble is made up of violinist Ameila Roosevelt, harpsichordist Gabriel Shuford, baroque flutist Emi Ferguson, baroque cellist Katie Rietman and violinist Beth Wenstrom. They will perform on period instruments and share the intriguing story behind the creation of Musical Offering.
Sponsored by Alison Nowak and Robert Cane, all concerts in this series are free. “We anticipate that this will be a recurring series, so you can look forward to enjoying high-quality music for years to come,” stated Deana Mallory, director of public programs at the Museum.
In 1747, during a visit by Frederick the Great of Prussia, Bach improvised a fugue based on a subject proposed by the King; within two months of his visit, Bach had fully developed the piece, titling it ‘Musical Offering.’
Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street/Route 9 in Bennington. The Museum is offering free admission through Wednesday, June 15, to anyone who lives or works in Bennington County; proof of residency or employment is required. Visit the website at benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for more information.