Early Music Guild Presents “Multiple Bach–Concertos on Caffeine,” March 12

Posted on March 07, 2016, 8:30 am
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Who knew that Baroque music and Starbucks had so much in common? Early Music Guild invites us to sit back, relax and grab a cuppa with their program Multiple Bach–Concertos on Caffeine, this Saturday, March 12 at Town Hall. The concert will be filled with secular works that Bach composed for weekly performances at a popular café, Zimmerman’s Kaffeehaus, in Leipzig from 1729-39.

The program includes several small-ensemble concertos, including Bach’s fifth Brandenberg Concerto and the Triple Concerto in A minor, as well as his famous “Coffee Cantata,” which humorously depicts a struggle over the Baroque norm of coffee-drinking only being suitable for men. (The primary conflict is between a father and daughter–to Bach’s credit, the daughter is victorious, cup of joe in hand.)

The performance will be conducted by Music Director Alexander Weimann, with members of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Tickets run $39 and may be purchased on the EMG website. This is their last concert of the season, so get your Baroque–and caffeine–fix with EMG this Saturday.

Early Music Guild Presents: Multiple Bach–Concertos on Caffeine

When: Saturday March 12, 8pm (Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm)

Where: Town Hall (1119 8th Ave)

Claire Biringer is a Seattle-based music lover, educator and writer. She holds an MA in Music History from University of Washington, where her primary research involved contemporary opera and its social implications. She enjoys using music and writing to build communities and broaden minds.