Bach in Color

Artistic Director Jeffrey Grossman and Founding Director Daniel Lee explore music of Bach and his contemporaries against live oil painting by visual artist Kristina Libby.

Guest Artist: Kristina Libby

Kristina Libby

Kristina Libby (b. 1984, Damariscotta Maine) is an artist based in New York City. Her work is an ongoing investigation into the profound experience of being human. Through sculpture, design, public art and fine art, she utilizes surprise, whimsy and disconnections to cultivate a sense of curiosity and playfulness.

easel with paints

Through an expanding universe of known and imagined experiences, the work draws on science, history, anthropology, biology and technology to create speculative futures and alternative memories. Her work has been discussed and reviewed in the New York Times, Washington Post, NY Post, NY Magazine, NBC, ABC, FOX amongst many others. Notably, her public art series “The Floral Heart Project” was cited as the catalyst for the introduction of COVID-19 memorial legislation in both the US Congress and with the US Congress of Mayors. Her pieces have been featured at the Arizona Historical Society Museum, One Community Museum, and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

She holds a B.A. from Dalhousie University and a M.A. from the University of Denver. She currently resides in NYC where she is also a writer and technology executive. (; IG: @lightvslight)


View Concert Program

Concert length: approx. 80 minutes with no intermission

Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665–1729)
Sonata no. 5 in A minor (Paris, 1707) for violin and continuo

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
French Suite no. 6 in E major, BWV 817 (Köthen, c. 1722–5) for harpsichord: Allemande, Courante, Sarabande
Partita no. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 (Köthen, 1720) for violin: Gavotte en Rondeau
French Suite: Polonaise
Partita: Bourrée, Gigue
French Suite: Menuet

Joseph Bologne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–99)
Sonata no. 2 in A major, op. 1a (Paris, c. 1770) for violin and harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata no. 2 in D major, BWV 1028 (before 1741) for viola da gamba and harpsichord

François Francœur (1698–1787)
Sonata no. 10 in G major, op. 1 (Paris, 1720) for violin and continuo


Jeffrey Grossman


Daniel S. Lee


Caroline Nicolas

viola da gamba

Daniel S. Lee, violin
Caroline Nicolas, viola da gamba
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord

with special guest Kristina Libby, painter

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