Back to Bach, with Brubeck! Tickets on sale
This year’s theme, “From Bach to Brubeck”, takes place Sept. 8 and Sept. 12-15. The Sat., Sept. 14 performance features Jazz great Chris Brubeck, son of legendary musician Dave Brubeck.
Performances will take place in Lexington, Port Huron and Sarnia.
On Fri., Sept. 13, the festival will feature Thomas Brown in concert at 7 p.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church of Ave Maria Parish, Lexington. Brown has entertained the Lexington audience since the festival’s inception.
The Festival Orchestra will present Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3 on Sat., Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in St. Denis Church. Brubeck takes center stage for Brubeck Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra. He and Michigan’s Madcat Ruth will also perform Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo a la Turk” as well as the iconic “Take Five” and more.
The Bach Festival will conclude on Sun., Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. in St. Denis with featured performers William Preucil and Alexandra Preucil, with Ken Ishii. Performances will include Beethoven’s Overture to Prometheus, a Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suite and more.
Saturday and Sunday’s performances will be conducted by returning Music Director and Conductor, Don Th. Jaeger.
For the “inside story” be sure to arrive an hour before the concerts on Saturday and Sunday. John Thomas Dodson will present the “Concert Notes’ before both concerts.
To cap off the festivities, tickets for the Afterglow on Saturday, immediately following the concert, and the Brunch on Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. are available as well. Meet the performers and enjoy great food.
Three other concerts will be held in Port Huron and one in Sarnia.
The first concert of the festival will be held in Port Huron on Sun., Sept. 8, at the First Congregational Church at 4 p.m. This concert will feature Dr. David Wagner, on the organ, with Kenneth Robinson on the trumpet. Their program features the works of Bach, Telemann, Viviani and others.
The Bach Festival String Quartet will perform two free concerts on Thurs., Sept. 12, at noon and 7 p.m. at the St Clair County Community College Performing Arts Center. These events are part of the college’ noon concert series.
On Fri., Sept.13 the Bach String Quartet will present a program featuring works by Bach and Brubeck at 2 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Auditorium.
Concert tickets as well as afterglow and brunch prices range from $15 to $75. Call 810- 359-5120 to purchase your ticket. Or visit the website at www.lexarts.com.