Events

Jan. 22 through Jan. 26, 2019

Catherine TurocyAkademie: Baroque Dance and the Cello Suite

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
6 p.m.,
Pavilion,  Performing Arts Center

This year’s Akademie lecture features Catherine Turocy, internationally recognized as a leading choreographer/reconstructor and stage director in 17th- and 18th-century period performance. She will explore the relationship between Baroque dance forms and the cello suites of J.S. Bach with discussion, examples and audience participation! Barbara Spencer will play examples from Bach’s cello suites to aid in the discussion. Stay for the following chamber concert. 

Free admission.

Barbara Spencer, Jeanne Shumway and Hilary ClarkChamber Concert: Bach Cello Suite Cycle I

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
7:30 p.m.,
Pavilion,  Performing Arts Center

Cellists Barbara Spencer, Jeanne Shumway and Hilary Clark begin a two-year cycle of the cello suites of J.S. Bach. Each will perform one of these monuments of the solo cello literature. Come to the preceding Akademie lecture to gain a new understanding of the influence of Baroque dance on these instrumental suites.

Free admission.

Mensa Sonora CaliforniaInstrumental Master Class with Mensa Sonora California

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
11:10 a.m.,
Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218

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

Free admission.

Matthew GoinzVocal Master Class with Matthew Goinz

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
3:10 p.m.,
Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Guest artist Matthew Goinz, a longtime member of the world-famous men’s ensemble Cantus, will coach several Cal Poly voice students in repertoire from the Baroque era.

Free admission.

Bach Week Directors David Arrivée and Scott Glysson

Pre-Concert Talk

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
7 p.m.,
Mission San Luis Obispo

Join Bach Week directors David Arrivée and Scott Glysson for an overview of the Friday and Saturday concerts.

Free admission.

Chamber Concert MusiciansChamber Concert: Music Royal and Divine

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
8 p.m.,
Mission San Luis Obispo

Music celebrating royalty and the divine: Couperin’s “L’impériale,” Handel’s “Gloria in excelsis Deo” and “Salve Regina,” and Rameau’s “Thétis.”

Sopranos Cait Frizzell and Katya Gruzglina, and Matthew Goinz, bass, with Paul Woodring, organ, and Mensa Sonora California on period instruments: Anthony Martin, violin; David Wilson, violin; John Dornenburg, viola da gamba; and Charles Sherman, harpsichord.

Tickets: $15 general, $10 students

Special! Purchase tickets to both Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 concerts, and receive discounted pricing: $25 public, $15 students


Bach in the Mission: Bach and the ItaliansBach in the Mission IX: Music for the King

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
8 p.m., Mission San Luis Obispo

Members of Cal Poly’s Chamber Choir, Symphony and faculty join with guest artists to perform the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. A celebration of kings both earthly and heavenly, this performance joins together Bach’s first known cantata for Christmas Day with Handel’s celebration of King George II’s victory at the Battle of Dettingen.

• Purcell – Selections from the Fairy Queen

• J.S. Bach – Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63

• Handel – Dettingen Te Deum, HWV 283

Tickets: $15 general, $10 students

Special! Purchase tickets to both Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 concerts, and receive discounted pricing: $25 public, $15 students