Bach Aria Soloists is the adventurous chamber music ensemble dedicated to presenting the genius and relevance of Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries and those he inspired–through performances, collaborations and BachReach education.
Bach Aria Soloists offers adventurous multi-genre collaborations in our critically acclaimed community concert series. Our innovative concert programs introduce the community to the brilliance of Bach and contemporary composers he inspired with fresh, exciting and original arts partners from other genres, bringing ancient music to new life. The performances occur at venues throughout the city such as the Central Library’s magnificent Kirk Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, The Karbank 1900 Building, JCCC Polsky Theater, Village Presbyterian Church, the Folly Theater and many others.
“Hauskonzert” is BAS’ celebrated house-concert series founded in the year 2000. Each concert is sponsored by a benefactor in their residence, creating the original concept for chamber music as Bach, himself, offered in his own home. Through the Hauskonzert series, Bach Aria Soloists delivers the most magnificent music by the finest artists in splendid residences in the city. There is no barrier between the musicians and the audience and we share in a convivial, all-sensory experience with delicious food and drink.
Education is integral to our activities. Through our BachReach educational program, we offer unique, interactive, dynamic education for schools and members of the community. The exposure to BAS’ BachReach is an experience that unleashes the imagination of students who may otherwise not have a chance to hear live, high quality chamber music with engaging dialogue, inspiring their own interest in classical music. We offer a diverse number of BachReach programs ranging from tango to jazz to Shakespeare.
Through our BachReach program, we provide:
- An introduction to the genius of Bach and many other composers around the world
- An interactive presentation of a multitude of musical themes in collaboration with actors, dancers, other musicians.
- An introduction to live chamber music that they have never before heard.
- High level coaching to music students on chamber and orchestral repertoire
- Question & Answer sessions at every BachReach