Bach's Favorite Instruments

Presented by American Bach Soloists

Bach's compositions for several different types of instruments might not number as many as those by Telemann and Vivaldi, but he did focus to a great extent on the instruments that he loved the most: violin, violoncello, flute, oboe d'amore, and harpsichord. This program presents those instruments in works by Bach himself.

It is said that Bach played the viola and was as masterful at that as he was an unparalleled keyboard player. But Bach didn't write much for viola alone, so we turn to his friend and colleague, Georg Philipp Telemann, for his popular Concerto in G Major for Viola and a rousing concerto for Flute, Violin, and 'Cello.

The American Bach roster of amazing soloists will take turns presenting this sound catalog of JSB's best-loved instruments.

City: Berkeley
Price Range:
$39 to $106

Program Items

Bach Concerto in A Minor for Vio
Bach Concerto in D Major for Harpsichord
Bach Concerto in A Major for Oboe d’amore
Bach Sonata in G Major for Two Flutes
Telemann Concerto in G Major for Viola
Telemann Concerto for in A Major for Flute, Violin, and 'Cello


Vincent Canciello flute
Stephen Hammer oboe d'amore
Joseph Howe violoncello
Tomà Iliev violin
Corey Jamason harpsichord
YuEun Gemma Kim violin
Yvonne Smith viola
Bethanne Walker flute
American Bach Soloists orchestra
Jeffrey Thomas conductor

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley

2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States