Bach's Lunch
Virtual Chamber Music Festival

Transcontinental Bach
featuring artistic co-directors
Stephanie Jutt, flute, and Jeffrey Sykes, piano

In a transcontinental collaboration, Executive Director Samantha Crownover, in Madison, catches up with Stephanie, in Manhattan, and Jeffrey, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She finds out what music they're turning to at the moment.

Then, listen to Jeffrey and Stephanie perform the final movement of the Flute Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031, by Johann Sebastian Bach... or by his son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach... or by father and son together. Well, we don't exactly know who wrote it, but as Stephanie says, "At this point, who cares? The final Allegro runs a merry dance and has been one of our favorites for many years. Have fun watching me try to keep up with Jeff!"

At any rate, we offer this as an energetic and uplifting way to launch our three-week series of virtual Bach performances.

So how did they do it? Jeffrey recorded his part in his living room and sent it off to Stephanie. Stephanie recorded her part while listening to Jeffrey on earphones. The performance was assembled as if by magic by Dave Alcorn of Dave Alcorn Productions in Madison, Wisconsin.
Final Allegro, Flute Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031, by Johann Sebastian Bach
For your meat and potatoes, we offer a performance of J.S. Bach's epic Sonata in B minor, performed by Stephanie and Jeffrey in 2015. We especially recommend the beautiful Adagio (movement 2) and the lively Gigue (movement 4).

And for dessert, we offer the sparkling Tritsch-Tratsch Polka by Johann Strauss II, as arranged by Stas Venglevski. Enjoy!
Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030, by JS Bach (ca. 1735). Stephanie Jutt, flute; Jeffrey Sykes, piano, in the Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green, 2015. Recording by Evan Richards.
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, by Johann Strauss II, arr. Stas Venglevski. Stephanie Jutt, flute; Axel Strauss, violin; Jeffrey Sykes, piano; Jean-Michel Fontaneau, cello; Stas Venglevski, bayan. Overture Center, Madison, 2019. Recording by Dave Alcorn.
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: Axel Strauss on Tuesday, June 9.

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 |