“BACH TO THE FUTURE” CONCERT SERIES
A SUNDAY SERIES OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IN THE West VILLAGE!
3-4PM every Sunday
St. John's in the Village (218 W. 11th St., at Waverly place)
Followed by a reception in the courtyard, (weather permitting) or hall.
Attend individual concerts for inspiration every Sunday afternoon -- or, subscribe to our series, to support the work of the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture; Its “Bach To The Future” Music/Science Program for Students; and the new Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture Youth Chorus. Accepting new student applications for the chorus -- ages 12 to 18!
SAT, APRIL 13, 2PM: Leonardo DaVinci--The Musician and Scientist: How Leonardo DaVinci's musical knowledge and skills informed, and was informed by his scientific inventions and knowledge of the natural world.
Part 1 of the two part symposium will provide an overview of Leonardo's early musical journey, his musical instrument design, and his use of other scientific domains to inform his acoustical experiments as grounded in the musical, intellectual, and scientific inquiry of the Sforza, Medici, and Este courts.
SUN, APRIL 14: Frank Mathis, baritone and Jonathan DePeri, piano
PROGRAM: African-American Spirituals and Roland Hayes’ "Life of Christ" Cycle
On Palm Sunday, the day of the moveable feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, join us on a spiritual journey through “Life of Christ” and other spirituals that sings to the divinity that lies with each human being.
SUN, APRIL 28: Margarita Rovenskaya, piano; Kevin Mills, cello
PROGRAM: Schumann | Fantasiestucke op. 73; Dvorak | Waldesruhe (Silent Woods); Dvorak | Rondo in G Minor, Brahms | Sonata for Cello and Piano no. 1 in E minor, op. 38
A fantastic program of Dvorak, Brahms & Schumann
SAT, MAY 4, 2PM: Leonardo DaVinci--The Musician and Scientist
PROGRAM: Part 2 of this two part program will provide an in-depth analysis of Leonardo’s use of music harmonic proportions to construct form and signification in “The Last Supper” and to interpret performative meaning in his “Festa del Paradiso” enactment of the harmony of the spheres.
SUN, MAY 5: Maryam Raya Kheirbek, Piano
PROGRAM: L.V. Beethoven: Fantasia in G minor op. 77
Robert Schumann: Symphonic Études, Op. 13
Concert pianist, Maryam Raya Kheirbek, whose performance of Beethoven’s op 110 piano sonata on December 18, 2018 at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage electrified the audience, returns on Sunday, March 31, to St. John's In the Village for a thought-provoking performance of two fascinating and little-performed works by Beethoven & by Robert Schumann.
SUN, MAY 12: Classical guitar solo: Tali Roth
PROGRAM Barrios- la Cathedral ( inspired by Bach )
J.S.Bach - 2nd violin partita; Lauro - 4 Venezuelan valses
Piazzolla - milonga del Angel & Primavera Portena
One of the world’s leading and most charismatic guitarists, Tali Roth has been hailed by Classical Guitar magazine as "an extraordinary solo and chamber musician” and by The New York Times as a “marvelous classical guitarist”.
SUN, MAY 19: Everett Suttle & Friends
PROGRAM: Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52 for piano 4-hands & 4-voices; Schubert's "Auf dem Strom"
For this last Sunday program of the season, join renowned tenor, Everett Suttle and friends, for an afternoon of delightful songs.
SUN, JUNE 2: Frank Mathis, baritone and Jonathan DePeri, piano
PROGRAM: Brahms Organ Chorale Preludes Op. 122; Brahms "Vier ernste Gesänge"; other Brahms songs
The towering works of Johannes Brahms are combined here in both his rarely performed organ work and his beautiful art-songs.