Bach & His World

Presented by American Bach Soloists

We have missed performing Bach for our audiences! But we're "Back with Bach" in this program that features two elegant chamber works and a wonderful Concerto for Harpsichord performed by Corey Jamason. Two invigorating Allegromovements surround a breathtakingly beautiful central Largo, music that Bach also used in his cantatas.

The concert begins with a retrospective of the musical inspirations Bach found in his composer predecessors including a dramatic sonata by Biber performed by legendary violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock. Other composers who Bach held in highest esteem are Buxtehude, Schmelzer, and the prolific Telemann who composed one of the greatest collections of courtly "table music" to be performed at feasts and banquets. His Trio Sonata in E-flat Major and Schmelzer's delightful Sonata for 3 Violins, along with Buxtehude's entrancing Sonata & Gigue in B-flat Major will be performed by an ensemble including YuEun Gemma KimJacob Ashworth, and Steven Lehning.

Internationally distinguished viol player Kenneth Slowik will perform Bach's Sonata in G Minor for viola da gamba and harpsichord, and Tekla Cunningham will be joined by 'cellist Gretchen Claassen in Bach's sweetly melodious Sonata in G Major.

City: San Francisco
Price Range:
$25 to $150

Program Items

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber Violin Sonata in E Minor
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Sonata a tre violini
Georg Philipp Telemann Trio Sonata n E-flat Majore from "Musique de Table"
Dieterich Buxtehude Sonata & Gigue in B-flat Major
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata in G Minor for Viola da gamba and Harpsichord
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata in G Major for Violin and Basso continuo
Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto in F Minor for Harpsichord


Corey Jamason harpsichord
Elizabeth Blumenstock violin
YuEun Gemma Kim violin
Jacob Ashworth violin
Steven Lehning violone
Kenneth Slowik viola da gamba
Tekla Cunningham violin
Gretchen Claassen violoncello

Herbst Theatre

Herbst Theatre

401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States