Each season, ABS presents free public master classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where students work with an ABS musician on matters of technique, interpretation, and applying a historically informed approach to Baroque repertory. Mark your calendars now: On April 4, ABS music director Jeffrey Thomas will coach Conservatory students through selected works from the Baroque Era.
The co-founder of American Bach Soloists–leading the ensemble for more than 27 years–Thomas’s commitment to the next generation of musicians is exemplary. During the academic year, Thomas is the Barbara K. Jackson Chair in Choral Conducting at UC Davis where he conducts the University Chorus. As conductor of the ABS Festival & Academy, he also works with numerous ABS Academy participants each summer, mentoring these emerging professionals along their paths to major careers. Thomas also hosts two radio shows on Classical KDFC (“Sacred Concert” and “Baroque By the Bay”), which are heard weekly throughout the Bay Area and worldwide by listeners tuning in on the web.
Don’t miss this opportunity to witness Maestro Thomas work with some of the Conservatory’s finest musicians. All ABS master classes are open to the public, and will take place in the Conservatory’s Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. Admission is free and no tickets are required. For more information about ABS master classes and other educational outreach programs, please visit our website.