The Ridgefield High School music department’s winter concert will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Three award-winning ensembles — symphonic orchestra, concert choir, and wind ensemble — will be performing. In addition, two newly established ensembles, concert orchestra and concert band, will take the stage for the first time.
The main orchestra theme is “Bach to Basics,” featuring many of Johann Sebastian Bach’s renowned works. Concert orchestra will be performing Bach’s Little Fugue in G Minor and Air on a G String, and Symphonic Orchestra will be performing Elgar’s transcription of Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor as well as the finale to Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 and Elgar's Nimrod from Variations on an Original Theme. Says instrumental music director Michael McNamara “I love the music of Bach. It’s been a while since we’ve performed one of his works. Every note is divine, every nuance crafted with genius. Performing his music is a study in the foundations of great composition and performance.”