Join the Bach Virtuosi Festival in Portland, Maine for a baroque journey in a concert entitled, Before Bach and Beyond. In this performance, musicians will play Buxtehude, Vivaldi, Shostakovich, Bartok, Schumann and Bach, in addition to many more composers of this era.
Full Concert Sunday June 17, 2018
All Bach: from Solo to a Grand Choral Work
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BACH VIRTUOSI FESTIVAL Portland is a destination for all things Bach and Baroque in June. Cantatas, concertos, and cello suites featuring some of the country’s finest early-music makers can be heard in venues such as St. Luke’s Cathedral and the Etz Chaim Synagogue. Free master classes will be held at Portland Conservatory. June 17-24, Portland, […]
Happy 333, JSB
Johann Sebastian Bach would have been 333 years old in 2018 (Wednesday, March 21st). There is great significance to the number 333 for Bach. He was a strong believer in numerology and the number 333 would have been quite meaningful to him. I don’t know how the numbers influenced his everyday life, but as a […]
The Key to Understanding Bach
Whether performing Bach on modern instruments or discussing if he was considered avant garde for his time, Professor Kaplan offers delightful insight.
Ariadne Daskalakis / Violin
The combination of performing the great repertoire of Bach alongside such fine colleagues and the wonderful welcome we receive each year in Portland has been very special and memorable to me. I am looking forward to returning to Portland in June. After last summer, I performed in festivals in Massachusetts (Music from Land’s End Wareham) […]
Arthur Haas / Harpsichord
Music has filled up my schedule since June. I taught at two Massachusetts festivals: Amherst Early Music and the International Baroque Institute at Longy (School of Music of Bard in Cambridge). We explored German and Italian music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Following, I played concerts in Ariadne Daskalakis’ Lands End Festival on Cape […]
The Importance of J.S. Bach
This is the first monthly video from the Bach Virtuosi Festival featuring Lewis Kaplan, Festival Director.