Bach in Cincinnati

Excited to join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and their director Carlton Monroe for two concerts this weekend.

On Friday evening, a 30-35 minute exploration of joy, using the cello suites and two Miniatures from the set of eleven written by my son, Erik Mychal Anderson (b.1995), will be followed by selected cantata arias with the Bach Ensemble Young Artists and an elegant, warm sonata in Bb for cello and harpsichord by Vivaldi.

On Sunday, the cantata BWV 154 is placed back in its liturgical context in a service that will also feature the C major bassoon concerto by JF Fasch.

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Bach and a Blue Cello in San Francisco


Landed in beautiful CA last night, meeting our dear friend Ruth Ellen Kahn at the airport. We met her son for dinner at a Chinese restaurant near the Bay at Tiburon, and enjoyed the benefits of traveling two time zones to the west–what a great sleep.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s concert, a private event at the top of Belvedere. We went up there today to check out the space; I will give the lecture and performance looking out at the Golden gate bridge–stunning.

Sunday’s program is inspired by Bach, the thread that connects the repertoire, even though only one composition is by the man himself. Immortal Bach by Knut Nysted, Beethoven’s Sonata in D, Op. 102, No.2, Spiegel Im Spiegel by Arvo Part, and then Brandenburg No. 6, in Bb, to conclude. It will be fun to share the stage with Dianna and talk about this great music with our audience.┬áTickets and info available at Musica Marin.

As you can tell from the pic, I get to play on a blue cello, on loan to Musica Marin this year. Beautiful on many levels.img_2405