Bach in Bend Serves as Fest Prelude

  • Jun 9, 2009
Although the Oregon Bach Festival won’t officially open its 40th season until June 26, Central Oregon music lovers will hear a sample of the good music to come, prior to opening night. On Tuesday, June 23, the baroque ensemble Bach’s Circle will perform at the Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. in Bend at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 and $17 via the Tower Theatre ticket office. Bach's Circle was formed in 1998 to serve the music of Johann Sebastian, his sons, and contemporaries, to give audiences further opportunity to be enriched by some of the world's greatest music. The group is comprised of premier chamber music performers who are members of some of Los Angeles' finest musical institutions, including the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Long Beach Symphony, and the California Institute of the Arts. Audiences of the OBF will recognize Elizabeth Baker, violin, Allan Vogel, oboe, and Janice Tipton, flute, Bach's Circle memebrs who are regulars in the OBF Orchestra. Together with their colleagues Erika Duke Kirkpatrick (cello), Julie Feves (Bassoon), and Patriciacia Mabee (harpischord), the Los Angeles musicians will present chamber music by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi See the full program. The program is sponsored by Bend Broadband and the Chambers Family Foundation. Bach's Circle's appearance is underwritten by John and Susan Moseley. To order tickets, go to the Tower Theatre website (service charges apply).