Bach in Motion

Directors Daniel Lee and Jeffrey Grossman are joined by a special guest to explore Bach’s violin and harpsichord sonatas in physical movement.

Dance was a central part of culture in the baroque, from the courts to the home. While most of the music the Sebastians perform was not intended for actual baroque dancing, there’s no doubt that composers had the rhythms and forms of dance in their heads. Last year, Christopher Caines Dance created three contemporary classical ballets to explore how physical movement can change the way we perceive this music, and this year, we will be joined by a very special artist, a dancer from the world of hip hop who will be inspired by our music.


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Concert length: 70 minutes with no intermission

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Sonata no. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014 (Köthen or Weimar, 1732–5) from Sechs Sonaten für Cembalo concert: und Violino

Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665–1729)
Suite in A minor (Paris, 1687) from Pièces de clavessin, premier livre

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata no. 2 in A major, BWV 1015 (Köthen or Weimar, 1732–5) from Sechs Sonaten für Cembalo concert: und Violino

Louis Marchand (1669–1732)
Suite in D minor (Paris, 1699/1702) from Pièces de clavecin, livre premier

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in G major, BWV 1021 (Leipzig, 1732–5) for violin and basso continuo


Jeffrey Grossman


Daniel S. Lee


Steven Vilsaint


Daniel Lee, violin
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord

with special guest Steven Vilsaint, dancer

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