Monday 29 October 2018

Out of Conflict…the Peace

JS Bach
London Bach Society's 28th Bachfest, artistic director Margaret Steinitz, takes places 31 October - 6 November 2018 at St George's Church, Hanover Square, the Gresham Centre, and St John's Smith Square. The resident ensemble at the festival is the Steinitz Bach Players, an ensemble celebrating its 50th anniversary having been founded in 1968 by Paul Steinitz. 

The Steinitz Bach Players will be performing Bach's Musikalisches Opfer/Musical Offering directed by violinist Rodolfo Richter, and a programme which includes cantatas BWV 60 and BWV 151, Double Violin Concerto and Brandenburg Concerto No 1, with soloists Rowan Pierce, Anna Harvey, Nick Pritchard, Benjamin Bevan, Rachel Beckett (flute), Anthony Robson (oboe d’amore), Ursula Paludan Monberg (horn), Jane Gordon (violin).

Viola da gamba/cello player Peter Wispelwey and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani will make their debut as a duo at the festival performing Bach's sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord. The festival emerging artists series includes concerts from Nicholas Morris (organ) - Assistant Director of Music at St George’s Hanover Square, Samuel Ali (organ) - Assistant Director of Music at Christ Church, Chelsea, classical guitarist Laura Snowden, and the Magnard Ensemble wind quartet.

Full details from the festival website.

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