Bach Around The Clock 2019 Schedule!

Check out the complete 12-hour schedule of Bach Around The Clock 2019!

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Kiarra Saito-Beckman Violin Heifetz Institute9:00 AM

Bach: Solo and Celebratory!

Heifetz Institute alums, friends, and family begin our daylong celebration with some of his great works for strings - both solo and ensemble. Kiarra Saito Beckman, Nigel Armstrong, Nicholas Kitchen, violins; Molly Wise, viola; Ismael Guerrero, cello
Florence Jowers Organ Bach Heifetz10:00 AM

Bach: Student...and Teacher

Christ Lutheran Church's Director of Music performs early and late works of J.S. Bach on the magnificent Taylor & Boody organ.Florence Jowers, organ
Jingxuan Zhang Bach Heifetz11:00 AM

The Well-Tempered Bach:

Bach's vivid imagination and brilliant proportions brought to life into the "building block" pieces of keyboard technique, played by Heifetz pianist Jingxuan Zhang.Jingxuan Zhang, piano
12:00 PM

A Bach's Lunch

The Mary Baldwin University Choir, directed by Dr. David Tate, and the Shenandoah Flutes take the noontime shift, while you can enjoy a tasty "Bach's Lunch" in the Fellowship Hall!Mary Baldwin University Choir;
Shenandoah Flutes
1:00 PM

The Goldberg Variations I

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. Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kiarra Saito-Beckman, violin; Molly Wise, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello.
2:00 PM

Bach: Preludes, Fugues, & Fantasias

Six 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. Deke Polifka, Rick Merryman, Roger Daggy, Louise Temple-Rosebrook, Barbara Moore, Virginia Bolena, organ.
3:00 PM

Bach's Coffee Break

Coffee Break! Enjoy a complimentary dup of java from Cranberry's and Staunton Coffee Roasters, and then enjoy a midafternoon pick-me-up from the combined forces of the Shenandoah Bach Festival and Three Notch'd Road, featuring a complete performance of Bach's delightful Coffee Cantata. Fiona Hughes, violin
David McCormick, violin
Ayn Balija, viola
Benjamin Wyatt, cello,
Mary Boodell, flute
Peter Walker, bass
Chelsie Propst, soprano, Brian Thorsett, tenor; Florence Jowers, organ continuo; Paul Weber, conductor
4:00 PM

A Journey through Bach's Sonatas and Partitas with Nicholas Kitchen

The Heifetz Institute's new Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen leads us on a fascinating journey - via projections of Bach's own manuscripts - of the six solo Sonatas and Partitas for violin. 

NIcholas Kitchen, violin

5:00 PM

The Goldberg Variations II

Bach's sublime set of keyboard variations played in its original incarnation by the renowned pianist Bruce Murray of Miami University of Ohio, former Dean and Artistic Administrator at the Brevard Music Festival.Bruce Murray, piano
6:00 PM

Bach with Pluck!

Sebastian Bach's great music picked, plucked, and strummed on six-string guitars and five-string banjoes!John Bullard, banjo;
Sean Zirpoli, guitar;
Greg Brown, guitar
7:00 PM

Bach to Staunton: Return of Hometown Virtuoso Christopher Jacobson

Noted Bach interpreter Christopher Jacobson, organist at Duke Chapel, returns to Staunton with another dazzling organ recital. Christopher (Kit) Jacobson, organ
8:00 PM

Grand Finale: Arias, Duets & Cantatas

Our day-long celebration wraps up with a rousing finale of Bach's most beloved arias, duets, and chorales, concluding with the serene "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." Staunton Bach Orchestra, BATC Choir, and soloists; Paul Weber, Music Director

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