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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Portland Baroque Orchestra Concert
*Please contact the organization directly for ticketing and event questions. Their number is 503-222-6000.

Legend tells us that Johann Sebastian Bach exclaimed, “’Tis Prussian Blue! It fades easily!” when describing the music of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. This was surely a teasing reference to the galant style, with its open musical textures and general avoidance of “old-school” counterpoint. Our program offsets the contrapuntal wizardry of Bach senior with this new style – and is especially topical for your new Artistic Director in featuring a set of variations on God Save the King by Johann Christian, the so-called “London Bach.”


  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach | Sinfonia in G Major, Wq. 182
  • Johann Sebastian Bach | Trio sonata sopra il sogetto reale from The Musical Offering
  • Johann Christian Bach | Harpsichord Concerto, Opus 1, No. 6 in D Major
  • Johann Sebastian Bach | Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor

**Pre-concert lecture at 2pm in PAB 320

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