Dallas Bach Society Performs First House Concerts of the Season

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Patrons Have Opportunity to Hear Early Music in Intimate Setting

The Dallas Bach Society (DBS) presents the first two house concerts of its 2014-2015 season on November 7th in Flower Mound and November 8th in Dallas. The concerts, entitled The Historical Cello in Germany, will feature DBS’ principal cellist, Eric Smith, and include a Bach suite for solo cello, Beethoven’s Sonata in G minor, and an Adagio from Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach.

The Dallas Bach Society’s house concerts offer patrons the unique opportunity to experience exquisite music in an intimate home setting. The tickets, priced at $100 each, include hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and valet parking.

In addition to the house concerts, DBS is offering a free public performance at 4:00pm on November 9th at St. Matthews Cathedral, located at 5100 Ross Ave, in Dallas, TX. This performance provides the general public with the opportunity to experience Baroque music as the composers intended.

“The Dallas Bach Society prides itself on making high quality Early Music available to the masses. It is our sincere hope that through outreach concerts such as this, DBS can instill a love for and respect of Baroque music in future generations of North Texans,” said Dr. Michael Mathews, Board President of DBS.

The Historical Cello in Germany performances will allow patrons to hear for themselves how Bach’s amazing solo suites sound on instruments from his time, and how the change of style and of the cello bow led to a different kind of music in the early Beethoven sonatas for cello.

Tickets to the house concerts are available while supplies last at http://www.dallasbach.org. Seats for Sunday’s performance at St. Matthews are first come, first serve.

About the Dallas Bach Society
The Dallas Bach Society was formed in 1982 to promote and encourage instrumental, choral, vocal, operatic, chamber, and keyboard music composed before 1800 through live performances in Dallas and its vicinity. Since its founding, the Society, under the leadership of its founding Artistic Director, Paul Riedo (1982-1994), and its current Artistic Director, James Richman (1995-present), has been the city’s primary resource for early music performances by serious, professional musicians. Instrumentalists perform on replicas of instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Choir is trained in the vocal style and performance practice of the period. National and international soloists specializing in the interpretation of Baroque join musicians to present the highest level of choral, chamber, and orchestral productions each season. The Dallas Bach Society’s season typically consists of about ten concerts, plus some repeats. In recent seasons the Society has performed at The Meyerson Symphony Center, the Church of the Incarnation, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran Church, St. Andrew’s Methodist Church (Plano), The Majestic Theater, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, and has given family outreach concerts at Christ Episcopal Church in Oak Cliff. In addition, each season a few, more intimate, chamber concerts are offered in private homes, primarily for subscribers. The Dallas Bach Society is a member of the Association of Professional Vocal Ensembles, The Neue Bach Gesellschaft, and was a founding member of Early Music America.

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