Bach's Lunch
Virtual Chamber Music Festival

Mostly Montreal
featuring Axel Strauss, violin

Beamed in from Montreal, violinist Axel Strauss chats with Jeffrey and Stephanie. They learn about how he was personally impacted by Covid-19 and why he chose to play Bach's Gavotte en rondeau from Partita No. 3 in E Major.

Amidst our current crises, we offer this as an energetic and uplifting way to launch our three-week series of virtual Bach performances, and to spur you on to stay strong and take positive action!

A special thanks to Evan Richards for helping us put these videos together and managing our YouTube channel.
Gavotte en rondeau from Partita No. 3, by Johann Sebastian Bach
For your meat and potatoes, we offer a performance of Paul Schoenfield's Country Fiddle Pieces performed by Axel and Thomas Kasdorf on the piano, recorded during our 2015 festival. He specifically chose "Who Let the Cat Out Last Night?" for us to hear today.

And for dessert, another jaw-dropping performance by Axel—channeling his adopted country's favorite wintertime sport!
Country Fiddle Pieces (1979) by Paul Schoenfield performed by the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Axel Strauss, violin; Thomas Kasdorf, piano, at Overture Center, 2015. Recording by Evan Richards.
Axel's jaw-dropping performance. Can you feel BDDS's insurance premium going up?
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at noon, throughout the month of June
We are channeling the Inextinguishable Flame of BDDS to bring you a fabulous virtual festival entitled Bach's Lunch .

Our Bach’s Lunch Bento Bachs includes:
• a performance of a short solo work by JS Bach, recorded live in the artist’s living room, just for this series
• a brief interview with the artist, led by Stephanie and Jeffrey
• an archived performance from seasons past featuring the artist
• a little dessert

Next up: Jean-Michel Fonteneau on Thursday, June 11.

We'd love to hear what you think, and even more than that, we'd love to hear what questions you might have for these artists! Get your questions to Samantha by clicking here and we'll slip them into our interviews if we can.
Our virtual festival is FREE and you are welcome to share it widely. If you are able, we invite you to make a donation to ensure BDDS will come back strong in 2021.
Questions? Email or call BDDS 608.255.9866

We are doing our best to support one another during this crisis and we thank you for your support and kind thoughts.

Samantha Crownover | Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society | 608.255.9866 |