The Bachs: A Musical Dynasty
Saturday, August 12 | 7:30 PM
Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati OH
The Mainstage series is sponsored by Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee
This concert is included in the Festival Pass and both Flex Pass subscription options
Single Tickets: $30-40 for Adults, $10 for Students, Kids 12 and under free
The Great-Uncle: Johann Bach (1604-1673): Unser Leben ist ein Schatten
The Brother: Johann Christoph Bach (1671-1721): Meine Freundin bist Du schoen
Olivia Knutsen, Soprano
The Master: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Sinfonia in D major, BWV 1045
The Influenced: Zhou Tian (b. 1981): Flute Concerto (CCO Co-Commission)
Mimi Stillman, Flute
“The London Bach”: Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782): Magnificat
The “Sensitive” Bach: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788): Magnificat: Choral excerpts
IV. Et misericordia eius
VIII. Gloria Patri
*All works are CCO Premieres
Approximately 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission
Join Summermusik Director Eckart Preu for a pre-concert talk in the Chapel at 6:45pm
Join us as we attempt a deep dive into the genealogy and genetics of the Bach family and explore the question: How much of a composer’s greatness is gained through training versus how much is in their genes? “The Bachs: A Musical Dynasty” presents works by Bach’s great-uncle, Johann Bach; his brother, Johann Christoph Bach; and his sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (child #5) and Johann Christian Bach (child #18). Paired with the music of the Bachs is a Summermusik co-commissioned flute concerto by Grammy-nominated composer Zhou Tian. The concerto was written for soloist and international flute superstar Mimi Stillman, who was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at the age of 12.
Hear Mimi perform before the concert!
Mimi Stillman Sponsor
Collegium Cincinnati Sponsor
The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
Dick & Mary Lu Aft
Nora Zorich & Thomas Filardo
Christ Church Cathedral Sponsor
Dawn & Doug Bruestle
Christ Church Cathedral
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