Bach is Back!
Concord Community Music School presents two free Bach's Lunch programs in November, a lecture and a concert centering on Celtic folk tunes.
This Thursday, November 1, at 12:10pm,
Liz Faiella presents a Bach's Lunch Lecture, "The Stranger's Land: Tales of Transatlantic Tunes." Intriguing backstories are woven into the fabric of the folk tunes and songs we share by New England firesides and among friends at the local pub. Faiella, an Irish and New England fiddler and folk singer (as well as Music School alumna and current chair of our folk, jazz, and popular music department), will trace folk tunes from the misty and mysterious beginnings in the Celtic countries of their origin, explore their transformations in their travels, and demonstrate how they are sung, played, and remembered today.
Then, next week, on Thursday, November 8, at 12:10pm, Liz Faiella returns to the stage with her musical collaborators for a Bach's Lunch Concert,
"Fly O'er the Salt Sea: Tunes & Songs of the Celtic Nations." Join Liz (fiddle & vocals), Dan Faiella (guitar & vocals), and David Surette (mandolin & bouzouki) on a musical journey across the Atlantic to Ireland and Scotland. Enjoy an hour filled with haunting ballads, snappy and danceable jig and reel medleys, and mesmerizing arrangements of slow airs.
Bach's Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10 to 12:50pm on the first and second Thursdays of each month, November through May, in the Music School's Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord.
The Bach's Lunch Series is sponsored by the Timothy and Abigail B. Walker Lecture Fund and the Engelke Heggie Gratefulness Fund. Engelke Heggie, who passed away in July, attended Bach's Lunches monthly and was an ardent appreciator of the series. Our grateful thanks to Engelke's family for this tribute to her kind and generous spirit!