The Bach series has evolved over the years, encompassing both historically informed performances and modern interpretations, and offering listeners a wide variety of musical lenses through which to view Bach's masterful oeuvre.
Past and present collide in the current iteration of Miller’s long-running Bach series, which puts contemporary composers in dialogue with the Baroque master. Each has a different affinity for Bach: Michael Gordon admires his structural innovation; Helmut Lachenmann continues his quest to re-define performers’ technical boundaries; while Sofia Gubaidulina mirrors Bach’s spirituality in her transcendent compositions. A variety of soloists join together with Signal, this year’s ensemble-in-residence, for these performances, including renowned harpsichordist Kristian Bezuidenhout, praised for his “extraordinary new ideas about old music” (Boston Globe).
Composer Portraits Ashley Fure International Contemporary Ensemble
Early Music The Bach Dynasty Vox Luminis
Pop-Up Concerts loadbang
Jazz Miguel Zenón Quartet
Composer Portraits Alex Mincek