Wednesday, February 6, 2008

If You Live in the Bay Area, Don't Miss This!

A little departure from Bach's French Suite in E Major...David Schofield - a wonderful organist - will be performing an all Bach concert in San Francisco. David's blurb about his concert is below:

My all Bach concert is coming up on Thursday, Feb. 21st at 7pm at St. Francis Lutheran Church (Our Lady of Safeway). It's free. It'll last about one hour with no interval and there will be a reception following. I hope you can make it. Each year I give one of these programs of the organ works of Bach. Bach was arguably one of the greatest musical minds of any age in any culture. His instrument was the pipe organ and he wrote a prodigious repertory for it. These works are some of his most personal and expressive, but also austere and uncompromising both for performer and listener. They are played often enough but not heard by many, as the organ is not in the mainstream of classical concert life. However, the organ works of Bach are full of stunning musical gems which have fascinated me to the point where I have spent most of my adult life learning and relearning this music. This concert is my little musical party where I share them with you and anyone who cares to listen. I promise there will be something you will like, even if you're not a classical music initiate. I invite you to join me. Thursday, Feb. 21st. 7pm. I list the program below. If this means nothing to you, don't worry. The music is great stuff.

Fantasie in G major

O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (from the Leipzig Chorales)
Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor
Manuliter Chorales from the Clavierubung
Kyrie Gott Vater in ewigkeit
Christe, alle Welt troste
Kyrie, Gott Heiliger Geist
Allein, Gott in der Hoh sei er
Wir Glauben all in einen Gott schopfer
Vater unser in Himmelreich
from Individually Transmitted Chorales
Erbarm dich, mein, O Herr Gott
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
Ach Gott vom Himmel sei darein
Toccata and Fugue in d minor


David Saslav said...

I will be there with bells on, Melissa!

Melissa Smith said...

Birthday Bach for me...Yay!