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Bach Week

Bach Week

Jan. 16-20, 2018: A week devoted to the performance and exploration of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries.

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Bach Week Performers

About Bach Week

Events range from chamber music performed on period instruments to the collaborative performance of large vocal and instrumental works by students and professionals, with free demonstrations and lectures.

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Inside Bach Week

Inside Bach Week

Join Bach Week directors David Arrivée and Scott Glysson for an overview of the week's repertoire, in the context of J.S. Bach's life and larger cultural context.

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Inside Bach Week

Master Class presented by Mensa Sonora California

The guest artists of Mensa Sonora California will coach Cal Poly students in chamber music and solo repertoire from the Baroque era, with a focus on historically informed performance.

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Clifton Swanson

Akademie Guest Lecturer: Clifton Swanson

An exploration of Bach's role as a teacher and as a self-directed student of other composers. The musical discussion led by Clifton Swanson will focus on works by Pergolesi and Vivaldi to be performed on Saturday’s Bach in the Mission Concert, as well as works by his students which will be performed on Friday’s Chamber Concert. 

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Mensa Sonora California

Guest Artists: Mensa Sonora California

Mensa Sonora California: David Wilson, violin; Anthony Martin, violin; John Dornenburg, cello; Charles Sherman, harpsichord.

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Bach in the Mission

Bach in the Mission: Bach and the Italians

Cal Poly's Early Music Ensemble, members of the Cal Poly Symphony and faculty join with professional guest artists to perform the music Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries.

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