Check out the complete 12-hour schedule of Bach Around The Clock 2020, being held on March 21, Bach’s 335 Birthday!
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|9:00 AM||Our Big Bach Day begins with Dr. Joseph Kitchen (recognize the last name?) , who offers a selection of some of Bach's most beloved Preludes and Fugues from the composer's series of seminal keyboard works. He will also share some fascinating insights into the mathematical mind of Bach.||Joseph Kitchen, piano
|9:30 AM||The acclaimed Borromeo Quartet, Ensemble in Residence at the Heifetz International Music Institute during the summer months, and New England Conservatory the rest of the year, unveils a brand-new string-quartet arrangement of Book II of Bach's Well-Tempered Claiver, fashioned by the quartet's first violinist (and Heifetz Institute Artistic Director) Nicholas Kitchen.||BORROMEO STRING QUARTET
Nicholas Kitchen, violin;
Kristopher Tong, violin;
Mai Motobuchi, viola;
Yeesun Kim, cello
|11:00 AM||J.S. Bach didn't get around to actually publishing his own music until his mid-forties. Heifetz Institute alumni pianist Jingxuan Zhang plays three of the pieces that Bach chose to showcase in his first published folio.||Jingxuan Zhang, piano
|12:00 PM||Bach for Kids||An introduction for kids of all ages to the genius and beauty of Bach's music through performance and demonstration.||Camille Dierksheide, soprano, and special guests!|
|12:30 PM||Bach and Son||Heifetz Institute faculty keyboardist Andrew Rosenblum, medalist at the 2018 Leipzig Bach Competition, playss works by J.S. & C.P.E. Bach||Andrew Rosenblum, piano & harpsichord|
|1:00 PM||The Mary Baldwin University Choir Performs Bach||Under the dynamic leadership of new director Craig Robertson, the MBU Concert Choir performs a pair of Bach's most sublime choral works.||Mary Baldwin Concert Choir, Craig Robertston, Music Director|
|1:30 PM||Bach On the Viola Da Spalla||Hear a Bach Cello Suite performed on the unusual "arm cello" from Bach's time, played by Heifetz virtuoso Andrew Gonzalez.||Andrew Gonzalez, viola da spalla|
|2:00 PM||Bach in the Belfry: Florence Jowers, Organ||Christ Lutheran Church's Director of Music performs |
powerful fugues and affecting chorale preludes of Bach on the magnificent Taylor & Boody organ.
|Florence Jowers, organ|
|3:00 PM||Strings and Organ: Heifetz Musicians & Charlottesville Organists||Members of the Charlottesville-Albemarle chapter of the American Guild of Organists join in our day-long celebration with a selection of Bach's memorable works for the King of Instruments, alternating with solo performances by award-winning alums from the Heifetz Institute.||Rachell Wong & Nigel Armstrong, violin; Coleman Itzkoff, cello
Roger Daggy, Larry Smith, Alice Layman, Barbara Moore, Jonathan Schaekel, Louise Temple-Rosebrook, organ
|5:00 PM||A Bach Birthday Cake Break!||Happy 335th JSB! Enjoy a slice of Bach Birthday Cake, with a complimentary cup of java from Crucible Coffee Roasters.|
|5:15 PM||Bach: Minutes and Moments||The Heifetz Institute's Benjamin Roe shares some short features on the life and times of J.S. Bach, originally aired on WGBH in Boston.||Benjamin K. Roe, host|
|5:30 PM||Come Ye Sons of Arch||We welcome back guitar whiz Peter Blanchette, the inventor of the 11-string "Archguitar" who dazzled our first BATC audience in 2018. Peter will be joined by new archguitar duo partner Mané Larregla for a 22-string Bach feast!||Peter Blanchette & Mané Larregla, archguitars|
|6:30 PM||From Arizona to Augusta: A Bach Recital from Kimberly Marshall, organ||Noted Arizona State University organist Kimberly Marshall makes her Staunton debut with a program of Toccatas, Trio Sonatas, Concertos and a Canzona from the mighty pen of Bach.||Kimberly Marshall, organ|
|7:30 PM||Our day-long celebration wraps up with a rousing finale of Bach's most beloved arias, duets, and chorales, including a complete performance of the Cantata No. 131.||Staunton Bach Orchestra, BATC Choir, and soloists; Paul Weber, Music Director|