Find us at Portland Bach Experience June 2022!
We’ll be featured in the Salon concerts Tuesday June 7 and Wednesday June 8, and playing in the festival orchestra concerts all weekend June 10-12!
Find out more and get tickets for ticketed events: https://portlandbachexperience.com
Fourth Sundays Livestreams: 2022 Season
Announcing our full 2022 Spring Season!
Read on for details of our livestream concerts January through May.
Want to join us for all five? Click the purple button to subscribe! (January and February concerts still available on-demand!)
January 23, 2022 – Dance Party
We are revisiting one of our favorite programs, featuring two French dance suites, by Morel and Rebel. Sylvia will be playing viol continuo for John on the Morel, then switching to violin to perform the Rebel!
February 27, 2022 – Friends & Rivals in the Paris Opera
We will explore the big personalities of some of the best violinists in Paris in the 1730’s, and the elegant violin sonatas they wrote.
Jean-Jacques-Baptiste Anet: Sonata in g Op. 3 No. 2
Jean-Baptiste Quentin: Sonata in g Op. 1 No. 2
Jean-Baptiste Senaillé: Sonata in F Op. 4 No. 1
Jean-Pierre Guignon: Sonata in A Op. 1 No. 1
Louis Aubert: Sonata in e Op. 1 No. 1
March 27, 2022 – Fantasticus!
When the circle of fifths was wildly daring! Progressive rock from 1660s Vienna, with lots of Italian flavor… sonatas from the Partiturbuch Ludwig (PL), a giant collection of music compiled in 1662 for the Holy Roman Emperor.
Girolamo Frescobaldi: Canzona Prima
Antonio Bertali: Sonata (PL No. 2)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata No. 1
Andreas Oswald: Sonata (PL No. 4)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Sonata 1681 No. 2
April 24, 2022 – Italian Virtuosi II
Following the ripples of Corelli’s earth-moving Opus 5 sonatas through the 18th-century violin world. A different sonata by Corelli, plus sonatas by Veracini, Somis and Tartini. Get ready with the replay of Italian Virtuosi I.
May 22, 2022 – Bach Alone and Together
Program Change! We will be playing Bach’s solo violin sonata 1, solo cello suite 2 and violin sonata with continuo BWV 1021.
Our ability to perform and tour is still heavily impacted by the pandemic. Your financial support during this time is deeply appreciated; you can help us with a monthly donation via Patreon, and access weekly work-in-progress videos, monthly Zoom receptions with our live concerts, blog posts, and other fun things. Click here to join us there. Single donations are also gratefully accepted using the orange buttons on this page.
Weekly Works in Progress (#RoughGuts)
In setting up monthly subscription access to our work in exchange for steadily supporting all the time that goes into preparing performances, part of our aim is to welcome you into our process, sharing early videos of new works as we explore them and start to prepare them for private concerts, public videos, and polished albums. We have a great time sight-reading new pieces and deciding how and when to group them into compelling programs, and we hope to share some of that fun with you.
These #RoughGuts videos can be accessed through Patreon with a monthly subscription of $5 or more, and are released weekly on Thursdays.
Videos on YouTube
We also plan to post videos periodically on YouTube, freely accessible, a combination of videos from our live performance archive (oh how wistful we are hearing live audiences and acoustics different from our living room as we listen to and prepare these videos!) and new works that we just have to share with you outside of a formal concert. These will appear as the muse strikes, so the best way to not miss anything is to subscribe to our new channel on YouTube (the link takes you to our channel page; look for the red Subscribe button).
We look forward to sharing music with you in all these new ways!
—Sylvia & John