Bach to Bach 2015: an informal festival!


 Bach to Bach 2015:  an informal festival at Clark University

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) may be the most inexhaustible of all composers.  His music continues to fascinate every musician, from student to expert, amateur to professional, across genres, instruments, and styles.  And his music always richly rewards the effort to explore, master, and enjoy it.  Bach was and is truly a universal musician.

This semester we offer a splendid assortment of his music in performance, including a concert of sonatas, a solo cello recital, a concerto evening, a special performance of his magnificent Art of Fugue, and to top it off, a Bach cantata sung by the Clark University Chorus.

All concerts take place on the Clark University campus and are free and open to the public.  Please join us for some or all of these events!

The Bach Consort in Concert

The Bach Consort of Worcester is a dynamic string group dedicated to the performance of the music of J.S. Bach and other composers of the Baroque period.  The program will feature the concerto for oboe and violin in C minor, BWV 1060 and the famous Bach Double Concerto, BWV 1043.

Michelle Graveline, Artistic Director, Peter Sulski, violin soloist.

Friday, September 25th 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Razzo Hall


Bach’s Art of Fugue in Color

Johann Sebastian’s Bach’s Art of Fugue is one of his last great masterpieces.  As Bach’s final, encyclopedic exploration of the art and science of counterpoint and fugue, it has left a great legacy to the future.  The final fugue was left unfinished at the composer’s death, and has thus posed fascinating riddles ever since.  And the performance of this highly intricate, deeply beautiful score presents a wonderful series of challenges and opportunities to performers and listeners alike.  This performance will embrace and celebrate Bach’s Art of Fugue

Featuring Frances Conover Fitch with Arcadia Viols and guest instrumentalists

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Razzo Hall

In addition, Frances Conover Fitch and members of the Arcadia Viols will offer a pre-concert demonstration for students at 4:00 in Razzo Hall. Interested members of the university community and the public are free to sit in.


An Evening of Bach Sonatas

with Peter Sulski on violin/viola, Ariana Falk on violoncello, and Andrus Madsen on keyboard. The program will include Violin Sonatas by J.S. Bach, a Trio by C.P.E. Bach and a Viola da Gamba Sonata by J.S. Bach.

Saturday, October 24th 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Razzo Hall


Bach, alone

Shay Rudolph will perform three of Bach’s intimate yet intense suites for solo cello.

Sunday, November 8 at 3:00 P.M. in Razzo Hall


Bach and others

The Clark University Concert Chorus and Chamber Choir will perform Bach’s Cantata 150 (Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich), one of his first works in the genre, as well as works by other Baroque composers.

Friday, November 13 2015 at 7:30 P.M. in Atwood Hall

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