Bach's Favorite Instruments

April 26–29 2024

Bach's Favorite Instruments

BACH Concerto in E Major for Violin
Tomà Iliev, violin

BACH Suite in G Major for Unaccompanied Cello
Joseph Howe, violoncello

BACH Sonata in G Major for Two Flutes
Bethanne Walker & Vincent Canciello, flutes • Corey Jamason, harpsichord

TELEMANN Concerto in G Major for Viola
Yvonne Smith, viola

TELEMANN Concerto for in A Major for Flute, Violin, and 'Cello
Bethanne Walker, flute • Tomà Iliev, violin • Joseph Howe, violoncello

BACH Concerto in A Minor for Violin
YuEun Kim, violin

American Bach Soloists
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

Bach's Favorite Instruments

advance discount $39/$56/$77/$101
at the door $44/$61/$82/$106

When & Where

Friday April 26 2024 8:00 p.m.
St. Stephen's Church, 3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere
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Saturday April 27 2024 7:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
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Sunday April 28 2024 4:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
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Monday April 29 2024 7:00 p.m.
Davis Community Church, 412 C Street, Davis
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The program will last approximately 1 hour & 45 minutes including one intermission.

About the Music

Bach's compositions for several different types of instruments  focus to a great extent on the instruments that he loved the most: violin, violoncello, flute, oboe d'amore, and harpsichord. This program presents those instruments in works by Bach himself.

It is said that Bach played the viola and was as masterful at that as he was an unparalleled keyboard player. But Bach didn't write much for viola alone, so we turn to his friend and colleague, Georg Philipp Telemann, for his popular Concerto in G Major for Viola and a rousing concerto for Flute, Violin, and 'Cello.

The American Bach roster of amazing soloists will take turns presenting this sound catalog of JSB's best-loved instruments.

Learn More about the Music

Go In-Depth on Baroque and Dig into Historically Informed Performance Practice!

45 minutes prior to these performances, ticket holders can enjoy a free and informative lecture given by an ABS musician. 


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