3.23.19, 1 PM: VIRGINIA PREMIERE: The Goldberg Variations for Strings

Nicholas Kitchen, violin Bach Around the Clock 2019 Staunton VA

Hear the Virginia premiere of Bach’s “Rubik’s cube of invention & architecture” spun into a wholly new structure! The Heifetz Institute‘s new Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen unveils his own string-quartet arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Program and Performers:


Nicholas Kitchen, violin (Borromeo Quartet) Goldberg Variations, (arr. N. Kitchen) BWV 998
Kiarra Saito-Beckman, violin
Molly Wise, viola
Yeesun Kim, cello (Borromeo Quartet)


Read pianist Jeremy Denk’s essay about Bach’s monumental keyboard masterpiece.

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