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A Vegetative Bachanalia

The Music Scene

Berkshire Bach opens its 22nd season with an unusual recital for harpsichord and flute titled “Venus Flytrap.”

The name refers to a movement of an original work by the composer Victoria Bond for solo harpsichord called “Peculiar Plants,” to be performed by harpsichordist and Berkshire Bach music director Kenneth Cooper.

“I composed ‘Peculiar Plants’ for Kenneth Cooper as a contemporary interpretation of the Baroque suite,” Bond writes. “Instead of each movement representing human characters or their dances, I chose plants with unusual characteristics.”

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