Our series of hour-long Bach+ Organ Vespers is designed to show off the organ works of J.S. Bach through the inimitable voice of St. Anne’s newly-refurbished Freiburger organ. Through this series, you will understand why Bach was regarded as the “prince of all clavier players” (as a colleague once called him).
Join us on Sunday, June 10, at 4 p.m. at St. Anne's for the perfect finale to our year-long exploration of Bach in Leipzig as well as our listening tour of St. Anne's colorful (and newly-furbished) Freiburger organ. In this final Bach+ Organ Vespers for the season, Larry Molinaro will present J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations (BWV 988). One of the most important collections of musical variations ever written, the volume is organized as an Aria with 30 variations over a bass line comprising canons, a diverse set of dances, and some of the most intricate pieces croisée ("cross hand" pieces) ever written. Since Glenn Gould's popular recordings of the 1950s and 1980s, this work has become a staple of every music lover's library.
Bach+ Organ Vespers programs are held at 4 pm (unless otherwise noted) on the following dates:
March 11 (3:00 pm on this date only)
May 19 (6:30pm on this date only)