J.S. Bach composed his Six Suites for Solo Cello around 1720 and they remain the Everest of the cello repertoire to this day.
There will be a celebration concert on Saturday night at 7:30 at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York will which will feature a complete Bach Cello Suite, contemporary works inspired by and composed in tribute to Bach, and the world premiere of a dance in homage to Bach choreographed by the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company.
Three exceptional cellists, Matt Haimovitz, Mike Block, and Ashley Bathgate, will play a captivating and illuminating variety of solo, duet and trio pieces that underscore the deep influence of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites on them and how that music fuels their artistry today.
Marc Violette and Margaret Lanoue are President and Vice President of Bach Cello Suites Workshop.