Events

Jan. 16 through Jan. 20, 2018

Inside Bach Week

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
6-7 p.m., Cal Poly Davidson Music Center
, Room 218
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.

Free admission.

Master Class with Mensa Sonora California

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
11:10 a.m., Cal Poly Davidson Music Center
, Room 218
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.

Free admission.

Akademie: Bach — Student and Teacher

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
7:30 p.m., Cal Poly Davidson Music Center
, Room 218
The Akademie lecture series continues with 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.

Free admission.

Chamber Concert: Bach and His Students

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
8 p.m., Mission San Luis Obispo

A selection of works by Bach’s pupils, including Johann Goldberg, Johann Krebs, Johann Kirnberger, Johann Kellner, and their fellow Johann: Johann Sebastian Bach himself.

Performed by Mensa Sonora California on period instruments:

Tickets: $20 premium (general and student), $15 general, $10 students

Special! Purchase tickets to both Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 concerts, and receive discounted pricing: $35 premium public and students, $25 general public, $15 students


Bach in the Mission VIII: Bach and the Italians

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
8 p.m., Mission San Luis Obispo

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

  • Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, interwoven with:
  • J.S. Bach: "Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden," BWV 1083 (an arrangement of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater)
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, Op. 3, No. 8 (transcribed by Bach as BWV 593) Anthony Martin and David Wilson, violins
  • J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243


Tickets: $20 premium (general and student), $15 general, $10 students

Special! Purchase tickets to both Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 concerts, and receive discounted pricing: $35 premium public and students, $25 general public, $15 students