IV. BACH COUSINS : Luminous Dynasty ~ chamber orchestra
Where: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.
When: Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm
The 200-year Bach family dynasty has had a cosmic impact on Western classical music. The best-known of the Bach's, Johann Sebastian, often found inspiration from within the artistic tradition of a united family of composers and musicians, for whom music was, above all, a deeply spiritual enterprise. Author and dramatist Douglas Adams once said, "Mozart tells us what it's like to be human and Beethoven tells us what it's like to be Beethoven. Bach tells us what it's like to be the universe." Indeed, for Johann Sebastian and his kin, the planets themselves played the ultimate harmony. Indeed, for Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750) and his notable kin J. Bernard(1676 - 1749), J. Nikolaus (1669 - 1753), J. Christoph (1643 - 1703), and Heinrich(1615 - 1692), the planets themselves played the ultimate harmony. (2 hours - with intermission)