Ensemble VIII presents "The Young Sebastian: early cantatas and keyboard works of J. S. Bach"
Johann Sebastian Bach is most known for his remarkable and super-human accomplishments during his 27-year tenure at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Though born into a musical family of great reputation, Bach’s entry into the world of music began in the provincial countryside of Germany. The early compositions of the young Bach, trained by his older brother, are undeniably rooted in the previous generation of compositional style. Yet, the genius of Bach was already apparent from the first stroke of his quill, and his unique and provocative accent began to push the established boundaries towards a new sound which would change the musical world forever. The final concert of the season features cantatas for choir and chamber orchestra along with keyboard works from Bach’s earliest periods of composing.View Map