J.S. Bach: Gamba Sonatas

Presented by Resonance @ First Church Berkeley

Erik Andersen and Derek Tam, performers

Once beloved by princes and paupers, the viola da gamba soothed souls in a bygone era. Even by Johann Sebastian Bach’s lifetime, the gamba was fast becoming a relic. Yet late in his career, Bach was inspired to put together three sonatas for gamba and harpsichord—pieces that have formed the cornerstone of the modern gamba revival. For this intimate recital, gambist Erik Andersen joins harpsichordist Derek Tam for a night of Bach that will also include the French Suite No. 5 for solo harpsichord.'

Masks and proof of vaccination required.

City: Berkeley
Price Range:
$20 to $30

Program Items

Johann Sebastian Bach Three sonatas for viola da gamba
Johann Sebastian Bach French Suite No. 5 for harpsichord


Erik Andersen viola da gamba
Derek Tam harpsichord

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States