BachReach Programs

Bach, Baroque and Live Music
An introduction to live chamber music of all genres: Bach, Baroque, fiddle music and much more!

Ferdinand the Bull
Featuring the classic children’s picture book Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf, set to Ferdinand the Bull, for Speaker and Volin  by Alan Ridout. 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.

Bach Shakes
The marriage of Shakespeare’s text to the evocative music of Bach, Vivaldi, Dowland, Monteverdi 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.

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 multi-genre 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 Suh Lane 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.

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