Bedford Chamber Concerts (BCC) has been presenting high quality, Chamber offerings to enthusiastic
and appreciative audiences since its inaugural 2000/2001 Season. Its initial three concert schedule
has grown to six annual concerts plus a lecture/performance series.
Launched through the efforts of the all-volunteer Music Committee of St. Matthews Episcopal Church
in Bedford, the BCC has drawn on the talents and resources of renowned musician, conductor and
composer Anthony Newman who serves as Music Director for the BCC as well as for St. Matthews and
Bach Works in New York City. Mr. Newman is an internationally recognized musician who has been at
the forefront of baroque music for more than 35 years and who is best known as an organist, a
harpsichordist and for his interpretations of Bach. He has been called the "high priest of the
harpsichord" by Wynton Marsalis and the "high priest of Bach" by Time Magazine.
Originally performing for music lovers from St. Matthew's community, the BCC audience has
expanded throughout Westchester and into Connecticut.
Our upcoming season includes several orchestral masterpieces usually heard only in great concert halls.
Two of these, the complete Brandenburg Concertos in December and Vivaldi's Four Seasons in May, will be performed with traditional scoring. Others - three Beethoven symphonies, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue - will be performed in orchestrations I comp;osed expressly for the Bedford Chamber Chamber Ensemble. Fresh arrangements are exciting opportunities for audience and performers aliketo appreciate familiar pieces from a new perspective.In addition, in March I will perform an all-Bach program of keyboard works, Including the Goldberg Variations. I look forward to being able to present this great music to you in thespecial intimacy of our p;erfromance space and I hope you will consider subscribing to a full season. The series is presented Wednesday evenings in the beautiful, intimate and acoustically superior
Fellowship Hall of St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Bedford. Ticket prices range from $35-$40.
Student tickets are available at the door for $10.
Anthony Newman, Music Director