Bach's Lunch
Virtual Chamber Music Festival

I Left my Cello in San Francisco
featuring Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello

Visiting online with Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Jeffrey and Stephanie learn that he's been listening to classic string quartet recordings and watching master classes with famous musicians, artists, and writers. He and his wife Dana produce a weekly series, "Sundays with the Fonteneaus," that features music and discussion. You can access it on Dana's Facebook page here (click on videos).

Jean-Michel explains why he chose to record these two Bach movements for us: "These two Sarabandes from Bach, by their purity of form and simplicity, give us the internal space to reflect and process deep and complex feelings. I could not think of better pieces for these times."

A special thanks to Evan Richards for helping us put these videos together and managing our YouTube channel.
J.S. Bach, Two Sarabandes from Suite no. 3 in C Major and Suite no. 5 in C minor
For your main course, Jean-Michel recommends the Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 38, for cello, clarinet, and piano, by Ludwig van Beethoven. It is Beethoven's own transcription of his ever-popular Septet. Jean-Michel is joined by Alan Kay and Jeffrey in this performance. Jean-Michel says, "It’s the second time that I am listening to the piece these past few days, and I remember how much we had working on it and playing it! I have a special fondness for the second movement."

And for dessert, we offer a performance of Paul Desenne's Haydn Tuyero , written in 2000. It was performed on a warm summer evening by Jean-Michel, Stephanie, and Alan, during our festival in 2015.
Trio in E-flat Major, op. 38, arranged from the Septet, op. 20 (1802-1803), by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello; Alan Kay, clarinet; Jeffrey Sykes, piano, at Taliesin, in 2015. Recorded by Evan Richards.
Haydn Tuyero , Chicharras, Galeones (2000) by Paul Desenne, performed by Stephanie Jutt, flute; Alan Kay, clarinet; Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello, at Overture Center, in 2015. Recorded by Evan Richards.
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 performer’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: our own Jeffrey Sykes on Saturday, June 13.

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 add you to a drawing for one of our fabulous door prizes!
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 |