Student Tickets

Our Spring Concert will feature works by the master of the Baroque era, Johann Sebastian Bach. The Brandenburg Concerti will feature soloists on violin, flute, and harpsichord. You may ask: What is a harpsichord?

Everyone knows about the piano. It’s full name is "pianoforte" which in musical terms means "soft loud". Pianists control the volume of their notes by how hard they hit the key which in turn activates a hammer to hit the strings of the instrument. Because the sound is produced by striking instead of plucking, the piano is considered to be part of the percussion family.

On the other hand, a harpsichord looks a lot like a piano, though it predates the "soft loud" innovation by about 300 years. The harpsichord has a mechanism that plucks the strings. This does not allow control over the volume of each note. You will also notice that the harpsichord’s sound is very different from a piano’s sound:

Attend the next concert FOR FREE!

High School students must show a school ID for free admission. Elementary and Middle School students get in free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Spring Concert

March 25, 2017
(Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm)
Harriet Johnson Auditorium
Somsen Hall
Winona State University

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerti
No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Featuring Violin, Harpsichord, and Flute Soloists