IMPORTANT NOTE: For the Spring 2021 season only, all Bach+ concerts will be virtual (no onsite seating will be offered.). All Bach+ concerts will start at 7:00pm and last for approximately one hour.
For the 2020-2021 season, Live Arts Maryland’s Bach+ series will respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic by offering a series of virtual concerts that builds on the same pillars of its in-person concerts: communication—exploring the musical dialogue among Bach and those who came before him as well as those who were influenced by his music; and creative collaboration among performers working in variety of genres.
For the 2020-2021, in a series of linked virtual programs, we’ll explore a couple key questions:
·What are the ways in which Bach used formal musical devices (e.g., canon and fugue) to create such enduring masterpieces such as Goldberg Variations (October 2020), the Musical Offering (February/March 2021) and the Art of Fugue (2021-2022)?
· How did the generations following Bach view his works (especially as we commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven)?
·And – specific to the current context – how can we find new ways to collaborate and communicate around interesting musical ideas in a “virtual” space?
Even in a virtual setting, Bach+ will feature its usual mix of chamber music, solo keyboard, choral works, and our popular silent film presentations with improvised accompaniment.