Bach's Favorite Instruments

April 26–29 2024

Bach's Favorite Instruments

BACH Concerto in D Major for Harpsichord
BACH Concerto in A Major for Oboe d’amore
BACH Sonata in G Major for Two Flutes
TELEMANN Concerto in G Major for Viola
BACH Concerto in A Minor for Violin

Corey Jamason, harpsichord • Stephen Hammer, oboe d'amore
Sandra Miller & Bethanne Walker, flutes
Yvonne Smith, viola • YuEun Gemma 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 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

Although Bach's compositions for several different types of instruments might not number as many as those by Telemann and Vivaldi, he did 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.

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

Learn More about the Music

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


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