On Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm the Heurich House Museum will host a classical music concert in partnership with the Washington Bach Consort. Featuring Andrew Fouts on violin and Leon Schelhase on harpsichord, they will perform J.S. Bach’s selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin Solo, BWV 1004, and Violin Sonata No. 6 in G, BWV 1019.
Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin opened up new possibilities of technique and expression for the instrument. The second partita is renowned for its last movement—the famous D minor Ciaccona, a piece of extraordinary scope and complexity often ranked among the composer’s greatest achievements. The 48 preludes and fugues that comprise the two volumes of The Well-Tempered Clavier bring together virtuosity and technical rigor in a fashion rarely seen before or since. The elegant Sonata in G Major for violin and harpsichord rounds out this instrumental showcase.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Seated tickets are available for $35.
Standing room only tickets are available for $15.
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About The Washington Bach Consort: Founded in 1977 by the late Dr. J. Reilly Lewis, the Washington Bach Consort is committed to the study and performance of the complete vocal and instrumental works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries. The mission of the Washington Bach Consort is to 1) Perform to the highest artistic standards the music of J.S. Bach and his Baroque contemporaries, 2) Expand its audience through concerts, collaborations with other performing ensembles, media appearances, marketable recordings and tours, and 3) Promote current and future appreciation of J.S. Bach in our community through compelling music education programs presented by members of the Consort.