What is MA Academy?

The MA Academy off ers young musi­cians the oppor­tu­ni­ty to gain con­cert expe­ri­ence under the direc­tion of a spe­cial­ist. Stephan MacLeod, lead­ing singer and con­duc­tor of Gli Angeli Genève, will this year be tak­ing the musi­cians of the renowned Juilliard School from New York with him on a fas­ci­nat­ing trip through the German ear­ly baroque reper­toire for dou­ble bass and strings. This music is an absolute first for the young Americans.

Eight tal­ent­ed young musi­cians from the renowned Julliard School in New York are intro­duced to the incred­i­bly rich and
fer­tile musi­cal past of 17th cen­tu­ry North Germany. Under the direc­tion of con­duc­tor Stephan MacLeod, they explore
the reper­toire of Schütz, Wechmann, J. C. Bach and Erlebach, among oth­ers. The music of each one of these
com­posers sought to rein­force the under­ly­ing text. This, in com­bi­na­tion with the for­mal free­dom enjoyed by com­posers
in that peri­od, allows for an extra­or­di­nary rich­ness and vari­ety of colours.

Music by Heinrich Schütz (15851672), Matthias Weckmann (16161674), Johann Christian Bach (17351782) and Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (16571714)

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