Celebrate Bach’s birthday and join our musical celebration live from your living room.
Born 31 March 1685, J.S. Bach is one of the greatest musical influences in music history. Bach’s music comforts and delights, soothes and enthralls, inspires and uplifts us all.
Tonight at 7:30pm, streaming live from Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Bach’s Musicians directed by Rachael Beesley explores his joyous repertoire for strings combined with imaginative works by fellow Baroque composers.
Bach’s Suite No.3 welcomes us to the party with its fittingly grand opening and sprightly violin section. Violins also shine and swagger in the spotlight in Bach’s buoyant and zealous Concertos. The rich sounds of the Baroque continue to ring out in music by Bach’s contemporaries, with Biber’s Sonatas and Muffat’s magnificent Passacaglia in G.
Bach would have blown out 336 candles on his birthday cake this year, and yet his music is so inventive that it could have been composed just yesterday. This concert is a triumphant salute to his ever-dazzling virtuosity.