Concertos by J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi
Evan Few | Guest Director & Violin
Anna Marsh | Bassoon
Adam Jaffe | Harpsichord
ABO players hit it out of the park in the season’s grand finale of concertos by J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi! Atlanta’s hometown violinist, ABO Assistant Concertmaster and Guest Director Evan Few leads this rally of greatest hits. Bases are loaded with concerto soloists Anna Marsh (bassoon), Adam Jaffe (harpsichord), and Evan Few (violin) as the ABO team delivers a “massive three-run blast” delighting audiences from Atlanta to Savannah.
7:30pm, April 21st | The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
3:00pm, April 22nd | Roswell Presbyterian Church, Roswell
PLUS a special engagement on the Bach Ascending series:
3:00pm, April 23rd | Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Savannah
Atlanta native Evan Few has established himself as a leader in his generation of historical performance specialists, having studied and performed repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Gershwin on period instruments. An assertive, collaborative instrumentalist, he appears on stages across the globe with some of its most esteemed ensembles, including Anima Eterna Brugge, Bach Collegium Japan, and the Taverner Consort. Evan is a core member of Apollo’s Fire and the Carmel Bach Festival; co-concertmaster and Artistic Administrator of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra; frequent collaborator with Chatham Baroque and Four Nations Ensemble; and co-founder, most recently, of Filament.
Evan received his principal violin training at Oberlin College as a pupil of Marilyn McDonald, and pursued further studies in string quartet performance at Rice University and in baroque violin at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag. He has participated in the making of numerous recordings available from Accent, CPO, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Zig-Zag Territoires. His violin was built for him in 2010 by Matthieu Besseling of Amsterdam; he plays with baroque bows by Luis Emilio Rodriguez Carrington (2011) and Thomas Pitt (2016).
Anna Marsh, baroque bassoon, is a multi-instrumentalist fluent in Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Modern styles. Originally from Tacoma, WA, Anna holds a doctorate of music in historical performance from Indiana University and has appeared worldwide with Opera Lafayette, Tempesta di Mare, Folger Consort, Musica Angelica, Tafelmusik, Pacific Musicworks, Voices of Music, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort, among others.
She has taught privately and for festivals at the Eastman School of Music, Los Angeles Music and Art School, Amherst Early Music, San Francisco Early Music Society Baroque Workshop the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival & Western Double Reed Workshop. Anna also has been heard on dozens of recordings & on Performance Today, Harmonia, CBC radio & recorded for Chandos, Analekta, Centaur, Naxos, the Super Bowl, Avie, and Musica Omnia's Grammy nominated album, Handel's Israel in Egypt.
Adam Jaffe studied piano performance at Carnegie Mellon University and was the recipient of a 2011 Fulbright scholarship to further his education at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where he completed his studies in harpsichord under Jacques Ogg. As part of Duo De Jordaan, a keyboard duo he founded with Anthony Abouhamad, he has toured Australia, North America, and Europe, including concerts in the Engelse Kerk in Amsterdam, the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels, and the Handel House in London. The duo were additionally interviewed on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Breakfast Jams” program.
An Atlanta native, Adam performs regularly on a variety of keyboard instruments, including recent engagements with the celebrated mandolin duo Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg as part of the Savannah Music Festival. He has joined the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra on countless occasions and has also performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, as well as in the Baroque Room (St. Paul, MN), the High Museum of Art, and as part of the William S. Newman Artists Series in Chapel Hill, NC. His compositions have been featured in videos for Kimball pianos.
In addition to his music career, Adam works as a psychotherapist and treats a variety of anxiety disorders using cognitive-behavioral and exposure therapy techniques.