Friday April 26 2024 8:00 p.m.
St. Stephen's Church, 3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere
Saturday April 27 2024 7:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Sunday April 28 2024 4:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
Monday April 29 2024 7:00 p.m.
Davis Community Church, 412 C Street, Davis
The program will last approximately 1 hour & 45 minutes including one intermission.
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.
45 minutes prior to these performances, ticket holders can enjoy a free and informative lecture given by an ABS musician.