The Northwest Bach Festival opens the concerts of its 20th season with a piano recital by German-born, Boston-based pianist Veronica Jochum tonight at 8 at The Met. She will perform original works by J.S. Bach and transcriptions of Bach’s works by Ferruccio Busoni.
James David Christie, organist for the Boston Symphony, will play organ works by Bach, the composer’s teachers Georg Boehm and Dietrich Buxtehude and his student Johann Ludwig Krebs at St. John’s Cathedral Sunday afternoon at 3.
The festival will continue Wednesday at The Met at 8 p.m. with “The Bachs Cross the Rhine,” a program of chamber music by Bach, his son Carl Philipp Emanuel and French composers, Marin Maris, Francois Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Antoine Forqueray. Performers include harpsichordist Ilton Wjuniski, viola da gambist Margriet Tindemans and bass-baritone Robert Honeysucker.
The festival will conclude next weekend with an orchestral and choral concert on Feb. 6 and a chamber music program on Feb. 8.
In addition to this week’s concerts, the Northwest Bach Festival sponsors a series of lectures and master classes with festival artists. See the complete schedule on page.
Eastern Washington University offers college credit for attendance at Bach Festival events, call the EWU Music Department at 359-2241 for details.
Tickets are $16, $8 for students, available at G&B; outlets, 325-SEAT or (800) 325-SEAT.
, DataTimes MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: Bach schedule Here is the schedule for the 20th Annual Northwest Bach Festival Today Fourth Annual Harpsichord Happening, Holy Names Music Center, 4 p.m. (Free) Piano recital by Veronica Jochum, The Met, 8 p.m. ($16, $8 for students) Saturday Harpsichord Happening hosted by pianist and teacher Greg Presley, Holy Names Music Center, 10 a. m. (Free) Morning master class with James David Christie, Bach Festival organist, St. John’s Cathedral, 9:30 a.m. (Free) Sunday Organ recital by James David Christie, St. John’s Cathedral, 3 p.m.; pre-concert talk at 2 p.m. ($16, $8 for students) Monday Gunther Schuller, Bach Festival artistic director, discusses his book “The Compleat Conductor,” Auntie’s Bookstore, 7:30 p.m. (Free) Tuesday “To France and Italy and Bach Again,” lecture by Eastern Washington University historian Ann LeBar, EWU Music Bldg., Room 248, 4:30 p.m. (Free) Wednesday “Musical Instruments, Then and Now” with Karen Walthinsen and friends, EWU Music Building, Room 248, Cheney campus, noon. (Free) Margriet Tindemans, Bach Festival viola da gambist, with the EWU Baroque Orchestra, in concert, EWU Music Building Recital Hall in Cheney, 3 p.m. (Free) Chamber Music Recital with Margriet Tindeman, viola da gamba, Ilton Wjuniski, harpsichord, and Robert Honeysucker, bass baritone, The Met, 8 p.m.; pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. ($16, $8 for students) Thursday “Celebrating Hildegard von Bingen’s 900th Birthday” with Bach Festival artist Margriet Tindemans, EWU Music Building, Room 248, in Cheney, 4:30 p.m. (Free) Open rehearsal of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 and 5, the Festival Orchestra, Gunther Schuller conducting; St. John’s Cathedral, 7 p.m. (Free) Feb. 6 (Friday) Ilton Wjuniski, Bach Festival harpsichordist, with the Spokane String Quartet in concert, EWU Music Building Recital Hall in Cheney, noon. (Free) Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 and Cantata No. 60. Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus with Kelly Farris, violin, Gale Coffee, flute, Ilton Wjuniski, harpsichord, JoAnne Bouma, alto, Fritz Robertson, tenor and Robert Honeysucker, bass-baritone; St. John’s Cathedral, 8 p.m.; pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. ($16, $8 for students) Feb. 7 (Saturday) Morning master class with Bach Festival baritone Robert Honeysucker, Whitworth College Music Building Recital Hall, 10 a.m. (Free) Afternoon with Bach Festival tenor Fritz Robertson, Gonzaga University Hughes Auditorium, 1 p.m. (Free) Feb. 8 (Sunday) Chamber music recital with Ilton Wjuniski, harpsichord, Margriet Tindemans, viola da gamba, and the Spokane String Quartet, 3 p.m.; pre-concert talk at 2 p.m., The Met. ($16, $8 for students) For information about the 1998 Bach Festival call Connoisseur Concerts at 326-4942. For information concerning Bach Festival events for college credit through EWU, or for information concerning the festival’s educational events, call the EWU Music Department at 359-2241. For tickets call G&B; Select-A-Seat, 325-SEAT or (800) 325-SEAT.