February 10, 2017

Join us in welcoming the musical ensemble Amici Musicae of Leipzig, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. The performance is free and open to the public.

Amici Musicae is a leading force in the performance of the choral and orchestral works of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig, Germany, where Bach was church music director for 27 years. Its wide-ranging repertoire also includes the oratorios of Mozart, Handel, Britten and Tippett, and the operas of Gluck. The ensemble tours Europe, the United States and Asia, and has recorded oratorios in German and English.

Visiting Susquehanna as part of the university’s 2016-17 Martha Barker Blessing Musicians-in-Residence Series, the ensemble will be on campus Feb. 20-22 helping student musicians to improve their skills.

Established by Martha “Marty” Blessing, an alumna and former 40-year employee of the university, the musicians-in-residence series brings four preeminent musicians to campus each year for a series of workshops, master classes and public performances. Blessing is the widow of the late James Blessing, a beloved professor of political science at Susquehanna University.