Thursday 19 October 2017

Bach the Universe and Everything

Bach, the Universe and Everything
Bach’s Cantatas will mix with talks from some of the UK’s leading physicists in a new Sunday morning series from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Institute of Physics at Kings Place starting on Sunday 22 October. A deliberate departure from the typical concert format, each performance will combine a mind-expanding lecture with the immersive atmosphere a Bach cantata performance. And afterwards there is a chance to bond with fellow music lovers over coffee and cake.

The first event in the series combines Bach’s Ich glaube, lieber Herr BWV 109 directed by Robert Howarth with Helen Charlston (alto) and James Way (tenor), with a discussion on the birth of galaxies from Professor Carlos Frenk. A winner of the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2014, Frenk has played a key role in the development of Cold Matter Theory, the current model for the formation and evolution of cosmic structure.

With so many Bach cantatas to choose from, it is an intriguing idea pairing them with a 'relevant' talk on physics, plenty of fun hours of speculation! Future talks in the series include What is Light? with Professor Sir John Pendry (26/11), paired with Wachtet! Betet! BWV 70 and Antimatter Matters with Professor Tara Shears (17/12), paired with Darzu is erchienen BWV40.

Full details from the OAE website.

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