Fly the Coop: Bach Sonatas and Preludes
Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033
Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034
Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
Emi Ferguson, flute; Elliot Figg, harpsichord; Clay Zeller-Townson, bassoon; Arash Noori, lute; Priscilla Herreid, oboe, recorder; Doug Balliett, baroque bass and violone; Rachell Ellen Wong, violin; Paul Holmes Morton, cello, banjo; Shirley Hunt, viola da gamba, cello; Anthony Albrecht, cello
Ruckus is a baroque ensemble with a fresh, visceral approach to early music, a “shapeshifting” band comprising some of today’s leading soloists of Baroque repertoire. Their collaboration with acclaimed English-American flutist Emi Ferguson is a joyous, kaleidoscopic romp through some of Bach’s most playful and transcendent works, with new arrangements of Bach’s Flute Sonatas and Keyboard Preludes that explode Bach’s bass lines into a rainbow of textures and colors, continually shifting like light over the landscape as Ferguson’s flute lines dance above.
“a fizzing, daring display of personality and imagination” — The New York Times
“panache, and the jubilant, virtuosic verve of a bebop-Baroque jam session” — Boston Musical Intelligencer