Double Concertos

Mondays, July 18 & 25, 7:30 PM

Concertmaster Peter Hanson with Festival Orchestra musicians presents famous double concerti by Bach, Vivaldi, and Corelli


Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Strings in C Major, RV115

Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto Grosso in D major op. 6 no. 4

Peter Hanson and Edwin Huizinga, violin

J.S. Bach, Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

Peter Hanson and Cynthia Roberts, violin

Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, RV 565

Peter Hanson and Johanna Novom, violin

J.S. Bach, Concerto for Violin and Oboe C minor, BWV 1060

Peter Hanson, violin and Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe

Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D Major

Peter Hanson, Edwin Huizinga, and Johanna Novom, violin


Concertmaster Peter Hanson presents an evening of intimate musical conversations, including six Baroque favorites featuring multiple soloists ending with Pachelbel’s famous Canon in D.

“Think of this program as an evening of brilliant soloists trading melodic ideas in an extended dialogue,” said Peter Hanson.

The centerpiece of the program is Bach’s beautiful Concerto for Two Violins, performed by Peter Hanson and Cynthia Roberts, principal 2nd violin and one of America’s leading period instrument violinists. The “Bach Double” features a second movement that ranks as some of the composer’s most beautiful instrumental music.

Pachelbel’s Canon is joyful and mesmerizing. The piece presents three solo violins and continuo repeating the same bass line 28 times while the three solo violins perform a canon (or round) on top. The work’s harmonic progression has been used by countless pop stars, making Pachelbel’s piece one of the most influential to modern times from the Baroque era.

Other featured soloists with Peter Hanson include violinists Edwin Huizinga and Johanna Novom and principal oboist Gonzalo X. Ruiz.


Peter Hanson is a period instrument specialist and recording artist. He is in his 11th season as concertmaster of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. He has performed with modern and period instrument including the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the London Symphony and served as concertmaster for Mstislav Rostropovich and the Philharmonia Orchestra as well as Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique for more than 25 years appearing on nearly all its recordings and concerts.

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Peter Hanson


Peter Hanson


Jul 25 2022


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  • Cynthia Roberts
    Cynthia Roberts
    Principal Second Violin

    Cynthia Roberts is one of America’s leading period instrument violinists, appearing as soloist, concertmaster, and recitalist throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She is a faculty member of the Juilliard School. She specializes in classical chamber music performance with historic keyboards and has performed throughout the world with fortepianist Christoph Hammer. She appears regularly with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Tafelmusik, and the Boston Early Music Festival. She has performed as concertmaster of Les Arts Florissants with William Christie and appeared with Orchester Wiener Akademie, the London Classical Players, and the Bach Collegium Japan. She was featured as soloist and concertmaster on the soundtrack of the Touchstone Pictures film Casanova, and accompanied soprano Renee Fleming on Late Night with David Letterman.

    Ms. Roberts also teaches at the University of North Texas and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and has given master classes at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Indiana University, Eastman, the Cleveland Institute, Cornell, Rutgers, Minsk Conservatory, Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum Augsburg, Shanghai Conservatory, Vietnam National Academy of Music, and for the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in France. Ms. Roberts made her solo debut at age 12 playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Grant Park Symphony of Chicago. Her recording credits include Sony, CPO, and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.

  • Edwin Huizinga
    Edwin Huizinga

    Violinist Edwin Huizinga began studying Baroque violin with Marylin McDonald at Oberlin Conservatory, and then went on to become San Francisco Conservatory’s Baroque Performance assistant, while earning a master’s degree under Corey Jameson. Edwin has toured extensively with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Wallfisch Band, Apollo’s Fire, and Brandywine Baroque. Huizinga has also appeared as a guest artist with the Amsterdam Conservatory, under the tutelage of Lucy Van Dael, and worked with Vera Beths, Anner Bylsma, Stanley Ritchie, and Elizabeth Blumenstock. Edwin is a founding member of international touring ensembles ACRONYM and Fire & Grace, the Artistic Director of the Sweetwater Music Festival, and artistic team member at the Big Sur Fiddle Camp.

  • Ezra Seltzer
    Ezra Seltzer
    Acting Principal Cello

    Hailed for his “scampering virtuosity” (American Record Guide) and “superb” playing (The New York Times), cellist Ezra Seltzer is the principal cellist of the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, New York Baroque Incorporated, the Sebastians, and Early Music New York. He has frequently appeared as guest principal cellist of Musica Angelica, the Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, where he earned praise for his “delicate elegance and rambunctious spirit” (Twin Cities Pioneer Press).

  • Gonzalo X. Ruiz
    Gonzalo X. Ruiz
    Principal Oboe

    Born in La Plata, Argentina, Gonzalo X. Ruiz is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed baroque oboists. He performs as principal oboist and soloist with groups such as Philharmonia Baroque, Ensemble Sonnerie, Boston Early Music Festival, The English Concert, Wiener Akademie, and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He has collaborated with conductors McGegan, Savall, Pinnock, Rattle, Egarr, Manze, Leonhardt, Hogwood, Hassellböck, and many others.

    His playing is featured on dozens of recordings including his 2010 Grammy™-nominated recording of reconstructions of the four orchestral suites and the concertos of J.S. Bach. In addition to frequent appearances in recital and with chamber ensembles, his groundbreaking work in new music with American Baroque earned the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and the WQXR Record of the Year Award.

    Ruiz was appointed to the faculty of The Juilliard School in 2009 and for many years prior taught at Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute and the Longy School’s International Baroque Institute and has given master classes at many of the best American and European conservatories. His former students now fill most of the key oboe positions in baroque ensembles across this country. Ruiz is an acknowledged expert in reed design, and examples of his work are on permanent display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar and dancing tango.

  • Johanna Novom
    Johanna Novom
    Associate Concertmaster

    Violinist Johanna Novom appears as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral player with ensembles across the US and tours internationally. First-prize winner of the American Bach Soloists’ International Young Artists Competition in 2008, she holds a master’s degree in historical performance from Oberlin Conservatory, and was a Yale Baroque Ensemble fellow in 2010-2011 under the direction of Robert Mealy. Johanna has been Associate Concertmaster of Apollo’s Fire for 10 years, and is featured on the ensemble’s Grammy-winning album Songs of Orpheus with Karim Sulayman.

    Based in Brooklyn, NY, she currently performs with Tafelmusik, ACRONYM, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Carmel Bach Festival, Washington Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, and New York Baroque Incorporated, among others, and is a founding member of Diderot String Quartet, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of 18th and early 19th century repertoire.

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