Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

Back with Bach
Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 pm
Livestreamed from Portland's Merrill Auditorium

Maine Public is pleased to be a media sponsor of Back with Bach, presented by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, on Saturday evening, September 26. Join James Kennerley, Portland's Eleventh Municipal Organist, for a FREE, livestreamed performance of music composed by the High Priest of the organ: Johann Sebastian Bach. Born on March 21, 1685, Bach was renowned during his lifetime as a "world-class organist" — actually more famous for his virtuosic organ playing than for his compositions. Bach's organ music has captured the minds of performers and audiences for generations ever since.

Program:

Sinfonia from Cantata, BWV 29 "Wir danken dir, Gott" — transcribed by James Kennerley

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Two chorale preludes from the Schübler collection:
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650

Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 536

"Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578

Fugue in G major "alla Giga", BWV 577

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532

Total music playing time: 65 minutes. Total concert length: 75 minutes.

Program subject to change.

Back to Bach is a free event, but reservations are required to receive the livestream link. For complete details on Back to Bach and Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ's season of events, please visit foko.org.