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A Bach Birthday Celebration (Utah Bach Fest)
Tue, March 21, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM MDT
The Utah Bach Festival opens on Tuesday, March 21st, the 332nd anniversary of the birth of its namesake, the seminal German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. “On This Day in 1685: A Bach Birthday Celebration” features Utah Bach Fest guest artist Byron Schenkman in a program of virtuoso piano music by Bach and two other Baroque masters born in 1685, G. F. Handel and D. Scarlatti.
An internationally acclaimed performer on both period and modern keyboard instruments, Schenkman is featured on over 30 CDs of Baroque and Classical repertoire. He is a recipient of the prestigious Erwin Bodky Award for achievement in Early Music, and a founder of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra. His piano playing has been described in The New York Times as “sparkling,” “elegant,” and “insightful.”