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to the official site of Daniel Abraham, conductor, musicologist, and educator.

Conductor & Artistic Director, The Bach Sinfonia & Sinfonia Voci
Chair, Department of Performing Arts, American University
Professor of Music & Director of Choral Activities, American University
Conductor, American University Chorus
Conductor, American University Chamber Singers
Chorus Master, Washington National Opera Institute for Young Singers

Clinician & Festival Conductor
Early Music Editor
Program Annotator

 
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New News . . .

Rave Reviews for Bach's Mass in B Minor (October 25, 2014) 

Daniel Abraham and the musicians of the Bach Sinfonia performed Johann Sebastian Bach's timeless masterwork, the Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 on Saturday, October 25.

Highlights from The Washington Post review by Cecelia Porter: 
"a marvelous, technically sure account of J.S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor, BWV. 232."
[For which] "Abraham veered away from what we have come to expect today."
"With sensitively tuned gestures, Abraham summoned his musicians to voice the music’s dramatic span of human emotions raised to ethereal heights by a composer who sought to reach beyond human capabilities. And both singers and instrumentalists were up to this marvelous assignment . . . ."

For the full review click here!
 

Abraham Guest Conducts Trinity Baroque Orchestra and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street (Oct. 15, 2014) 

Daniel Abraham was invited to step in for Julian Wachner as guest conductor for the "Bach at One" cantata series at the renowned, Grammy nominated The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra at the historic St. Paul's Chapel (Mannhatten) on October 15, 2014. Works on the program were:

Johann Sebastian Bach's
Cantata BWV 87 Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen
Cantata BWV 103 Ihr werdet weinen und heulen

To see a video of the full program click here!

American University Promotes Daniel Abraham to Full Professor 

A member of the faculty at American University since fall 1999, Daniel Abraham has received promotion to Professor of Music. The letter of promotion from the Provost of the University cited Abraham's work as "an important figure in the field of historically informed performance" as well as "critically acclaimed audio recordings that have made a significant contribution to the history of early music" and dedication to teaching that was "extraordinary." Congratulations to Dan on this great accompalishment and deserved promotion.

J. D. Zelenka Capriccios Disc Named to Sunday Baroque's 2013 Gift List 

December 1, 2013: Bach Sinfonia's release of Jan Dismas Zelenka: The Capriccios (Daniel Abraham, conductor) named to NPR's National Syndicated program Sunday Baroque's 2013 Holiday Gift List. The Capriccios is one of 13 items on the list and among some really stellar company in the early music world.
http://www.sundaybaroque.org/sbgift2013.html

Jan Dismas Zelenka: The Capriccios. Conductor, The Bach Sinfonia with soloists R. J. Kelley and Alexandra Cook, horns. 
Sono Luminus DSL-92763
2-CD set includes DDD audio and Blu-Ray surround audio in 5.1 & 7.1
 
The Blu-Ray disc was also recently named Audiofile Audition's Multichannel Disc of the Month for October 2013
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