BachReach Programs

Bach, Baroque and Live Music

This BachReach program introduces students to live chamber music of all genres: Bach, Baroque, fiddle music and much more!


Ferdinand the Bull

The Ferdinand the Bull BachReach features the classic children’s picture book Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf, set to music by Alan Ridoutc for Solo Violin and Solo Actor. This program teaches students about the metaphorical themes within the music and the story. We have a lively discussion with the students regarding the many historical and social elements after the performance.


Marriage of True Minds

Ride the wave of emotions created by marrying Shakespeare’s text to the evocative music of Bach, Vivaldi, Dowland and Handel. This BachReach session unites BAS with the veteran actors from the highly acclaimed Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and the giants of music and literature. Carla Noack, one of Kansas City’s leading actors, hosts this unique offering.

Tango Trio

Three of Kansas City’s finest musicians form a magnificent Tango Trio for this special performance. This BachReach session introduces students to the sizzling music and rhythm of Piazzolla‘s Tangos and Milongas.

The musicians teach the basic elements of the rhythm to the students so they can accompany the trio in various Milongas. The trio enlighten the students about the culture of these important Latin dances and Argentinian composer Piazzolla.


Theme and Variations

A multigenre partnership with music and modern dance.

Vivaldi’s Winter (Seasons)

Students are introduced to Vivaldi‘s famous masterpiece Winter from The Four Seasons. 


In this Spanish themed BachReach, Students will take a wondrous journey through Iberia discovering intriguing dances and folk songs by Gaspar Sanz, Jose Martin, Manuel de Falla, Domenico Scarlatti and more.



Orchestra and Chamber Music Clinics

Elizabeth is in great demand in the top orchestral programs in the Kansas City metropolitan area. She has been conducting orchestra, chamber music clinics and master classes for over fifteen years. Her tremendous experience with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Bach Aria Soloists inspires her coaching of high school students and teachers who are preparing for District and State festivals, to bring them to the next level.
“Elizabeth is an outstanding guest educator. She has the ability to engage students and help them understand fundamentals and professional level techniques and styles. Our students respect her and learn to play much better each time she visits. She is uniquely talented as a performer and educator.” Blue Valley North High School Orchestra Director
To organize a music clinic with Elizabeth for your school or ensemble, and to discuss payment details, please contact Andrew Lang at