Distinguished musicians will perform the music of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Heurich House Museum. Andrew Fouts (violin) and Leon Chelhase (harpiscord) will play Selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin Solo, BMV 1004, and Violin Sonata No. 6 in G, BMV 1019, in the historic Conservatory. The concert is the museum’s first partnership with the esteemed The Washington Bach Consort.
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.
The Heurich House Museum is the historic, family home of German immigrant and brewer, Christian Heurich. Christian and Amelia Heurich were avid music lovers, supporting musical organizations and attending performances in Washington, DC, Germany, and Italy. The museum’s partnership with The Washington Bach Consort is an opportunity to experience German musical artistry in a home surrounded by baroque- and renaissance-revival craftsmanship and continue the legacy of Christian and Amelia.
Advanced purchase tickets are available online and include self-guided tours of the first floor of the museum. Admission is $35 for seated tickets and $15 for standing room tickets. Doors open at 6:30pm and the performance begins at 7pm. Drinks, including DC Brau’s Heurich’s Lager, will be available for purchase.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.heurichhouse.org
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.