The program opens with the fabulous six-minute instrumental Sinfonia from Cantata 209. Just Bach favorite Linda Pereksta will be the featured flute soloist in this dramatic Sinfonia, backed up by the strings-and-organ band led by violinist Kangwon Kim. Just Bach co-founder Sarah Brailey will lead the chorale singalong, a beloved audience-participation feature of these programs. […]
Organist Mark Brampton Smith opens this program with a brief Fantasia on the melody of ‘Christ lag in Todesbanden’ (Christ lay in death’s bonds). That tune will reappear at the very end of the program, in the final chorale of Cantata 158. The next piece on the program was also written for solo organ, but […]
“Jasmine Flowers” Experience the sounds of West and East coming together in choral music by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Toru Takemitsu, Chen Yi, Bob Chilcott, Libby Larsen, and others inspired by the musical traditions of East Asia.
This month’s concert features works for baroque flute. First on the program is the beautiful Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1038, for flute, violin and continuo. Following that is the Orchestral Suite #2 BWV 1067, for flute, strings and harpsichord, really a mini flute concerto. The program ends with Cantata 173 ‘Erhöhtes Fleisch und […]
“A Thousand Beautiful Dreams” Flint, Michigan has become a symbol of how social and environmental justice (and injustice) are intertwined. We welcome the University of Michigan-Flint Chamber Singers, under Dr. Gabriela Hristova, to join with us in presenting recent music that gives voice to the tragedies of the past and present, the promise of social […]
Come celebrate the birthday of J.S. Bach, with a day filled with his glorious music! Bach Around The Clock is a 12-hour celebration of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Held on a Saturday in March near Bach’s birthday (March 21), it offers all members of the musical community, from young students to seasoned professionals, […]