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Cal Poly's 'Bach Week' is virtual and free

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Posted at 3:14 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 18:14:42-05

The Cal Poly Music Department's "Bach Week" is now underway.

This year, the musical event is being presented virtually and admission is free.

Bach Week continues through Saturday, Jan. 23 and includes lectures, master classes with guest artists, and two concerts.

Full lineup of events:

  • Jan. 19, 7 p.m. - Bach Week Co-Director David Arrivée presents an Akademie lecture titled "Bach's 'Musical Offering."
  • Jan. 19, 7:45 p.m. - Cal Poly's Suzanne Duffy on flute, Emily Lanzone on violin, Laura Gaynon on cello, and Paul Woodring on harpsichord will perform the sonata from Bach's "Musical Offering," a collection of works dedicated to Frederick the Great.
  • Jan. 21, 11:10 a.m. - Guest artists Andrew McIntosh on violin and Paul Sherman on oboe will coach Cal Poly students in instrumental repertoire from the Baroque era and provide insight into the style and nuance of giving a historically informed performance.
  • Jan. 21, 3:10 p.m. - Guest artist and soprano Rebecca Myers will coach several Cal Poly voice students in varied repertoire.
  • Jan. 23, 7 p.m. - Bach Week Co-Director Scott Glysson will give a pre-concert lecture titled "The Motets of J.S. Bach."
  • Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. - The Cal Poly Chamber Choir will perform "Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden," BWV 230, and Giovanni Palestrina will perform of two movements of "Missa O magnum mysterium" by Giovanni Palestrina.

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