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Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ - Bach Birthday Bash

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Bach Birthday Bash 2021 Concert Livestream on March 20 Available on demand from March 21 - 31 Performance from Portland's Merrill Auditorium

Maine Public is pleased to be a media sponsor of the Bach Birthday Bash, presented by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, with a livestream on Saturday, March 20 at 7:00 pm. Organist James Kennerley will perform music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach from two distinct periods of his life: Bach's organ publication, at the height of his career, and then works that were originally composed for instruments other than the organ. Bach Birthday Bash is a live stream event with an on demand availability for the public to enjoy from March 21 through 31.

Program Details:

From the third part of the Clavier-Übung ("keyboard practice")
Prelude in E-flat major, BWV 552a
Allein Gott in der Höh’, BWV 676 (trio, pedaliter)
Allein Gott in der Höh’, BWV 677 (trio, manualiter)
Wir glauben all an einen Gott à 4, BWV 680 (in organo pleno)
Aus tiefer Noth schrei ich zu dir, BWV 686 (à 6, in pleno organo)
Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 552b
Concerto for Two Violins in A minor after Vivaldi, BWV 593
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 903, transcribed by Max Reger
Program subject to change

Bach Birthday Bash is a pay-what-you-choose event starting at $10. For complete details on Bach Birthday Bash and Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ's season of events, please visit foko.org.