NEW! The Bach Project
Mini-Concerts (Mostly Matinées)

Concerts for the curious! Each program features masterworks by J.S. Bach in an inviting, compact 60-70 minute performance. Recommended for adults and teens. For these concerts, free advance tickets are available for full-time students under 30 (with ID).

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René Schiffer plays the Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites

Mr. Schiffer shares his profoundly personal interpretations of these masterpieces as he prepares to record them for international CD release. Audience Q&A follows.

Suites nos. 2 & 3

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 4:00pm
First United Methodist, AKRON

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 4:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal (Tucker Hall), CLEVELAND HEIGHTS

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Suites nos. 5 & 6

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 4:00PM
First United Methodist, AKRON

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 4:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal (Tucker Hall), CLEVELAND HEIGHTS

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Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (mini version)

Guest conductor Julian Wachner leads his favorite selections from Bach’s holiday masterpiece, with 3 soloists and members of Apollo’s Singers and instrumentalists. Bring the kids (age 8 and up) for free! Adult guardian required.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 3:00pm
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS

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Inside the Brandenburg Concertos
Mini-Concert with Commentary (70 min.) with Visiting Scholar, Dr. Thomas Forrest Kelly

An illuminating adventure! The inimitable Professor Kelly provides a “private guided tour” of Bach’s Brandenburgs nos. 4 and 5, taking us inside the music to discover Bach’s secret tricks. AF musicians demonstrate Dr. Kelly’s points; then the ensemble gives a full performance of the music. Read about Dr. Kelly here.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 7:30pm
First Baptist Church (Spahr), SHAKER HEIGHTS

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