Bach's Lunch
Virtual Chamber Music Festival

More Heartfelt Music from NYC
featuring Carmit Zori, violin, with her daughter,
Amalia Rinehart, piano

Brooklyn calling! Jeffrey and Stephanie drop in on Carmit to chat about how she's holding up in New York City. In addition to tending to her city-sized garden, watching The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner , reading mom-recommended books, and sweating over a puzzle, she, too, has been turning to Bach. All three agree that Bach wrote music more complex than the three of them would ever be able to digest in their lifetimes!

A special thanks to Evan Richards for helping us put these videos together and managing our YouTube channel.
J.S. Bach, Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017, Largo, played by Carmit Zori, violin, and Amalia Rinehart, piano
For your main course, we offer this performance of Olivier Messiaen's epic  Quartet for the End of Time  from the 2013 season. (The readings between movements are not Messiaen's; they were chosen and added by Jeffrey for this performance.) The last movement,  to which the link will direct you,  is  entitled  Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus.  It is a deeply moving duet for violin and piano of which  Messiaen says , " It is all love. Its slow ascent to the acutely extreme is the ascent of man to his god, the child of God to his Father, the being made divine towards Paradise."   

And for dessert, we offer this performance of Luigi Boccherini's Quintet in B-flat Major for flute, violin, viola, and two cellos. Everyone gets their moment in the sun in this frothy confection.
Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time (1940-41) performed by Burt Hara, clarinet; Carmit Zori, violin; Anthony Ross, cello; Jeffrey Sykes, piano, with Linda Clauder, narrator, in Madison, in 2013. Recording by Evan Richards.
Luigi Boccherini: Quintet No. 6 in B-flat Major, G. 442 performed by Stephanie Jutt, flute; Carmit Zori, Leanne League, violins; Toby Appel, viola; Anthony Ross and Beth Rapier, cellos. Recorded at the Hillside Theater in 2019 by Dave Alcorn.
Last week of our virtual festival with
grand finale on Sunday!
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: Alan Kay on Thursday, June 25.

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 and enter you in our couch prize drawing!
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 |