BAS celebrates 20 years of adventurous chamber music experiences of consummate artistry and multi-genre collaboration in Kansas City and beyond.
Bach Aria Soloists celebrates their landmark 20th Concert Season with innovative programming and dynamic collaborations featuring the world’s pre-eminent scholar of Bach Dr. Christoph Wolff, plus guest trumpeter Rodney Marsalis from the legendary Marsalis family, and a Birthday celebration for the community at Boulevard Brewing, Co.
Season tickets are now available here.
The 2019-2020 concert schedule:
5:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8
BAS 20th Birthday: Bach Beer & Bites
Boulevard Brewing Company
Bach Aria Soloists launches their 20th Anniversary Season at Boulevard Brewing Company celebrating BAS’ 20th Birthday with Bach, Beer and Bites!
Throughout the evening, BAS will welcome back All-Star performers from seasons past to the bandstand: Guitarist Beau Bledsoe, Soprano Rebecca Lloyd, Organist Jan Kraybill, Jazz pianist Roger Wilder; and guest musicians are invited to come and jam on stage. Grab KC’s favorite beer, indulge in delicious food from Affaire, and enjoy the fanfare of music through the night!
7:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20
The 20th Annual October Hauskonzert
Private Residence in Mission Hills
BAS’ 20th Annual October Hauskonzert welcomes subscribers to an intimate setting at the magnificent home of Dr. Mandy and Dr. Jaswinder Singh. Guests will enjoy an evening of the most glorious music of Purcell, Bach, Kodaly, Buxtehude and Rameau, followed by a delectable reception of Indian cuisine.
BAS Hauskonzerts are one of the most sought-after performances of the year and SELL OUT quickly, and subscribers are given first priority.
7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14
Bach Aria Soloists Holiday Concert
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
BAS invites you to an evening of seasonal repertoire that includes joyous music from Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Handel, Britten, holiday and traditional carols. The December concert remains the heartwarming favorite for beautiful seasonal music that will surely last into the New Year!
7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22
Westport Presbyterian Church
For the 20th Anniversary Season, BAS pays homage to their namesake with an all-BACH Extravaganza, welcoming back the world’s pre-eminent scholar of Bach Dr. Christoph Wolff, Founding Director of Leipzig Bach-Archiv and Adams University Research Professor at Harvard University.
Dr. Wolff will share his invaluable insight on the music and life of Johann Sebastian. BAS, with guest instrumentalists, will pair J.S. Bach’s solo concerti and chamber music with each of our Soloists, highlighting their artistry and the genius of Bach.
7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 18
Bach Aria Soloists Presents: An Evening with Rodney Marsalis
Village Presbyterian Church
“No one plays absolutely beautifully all the time…unless you’re my cousin Rodney.” – Wynton Marsalis
This is a MUST-SEE concert presenting famed trumpeter Rodney Marsalis from the legendary Marsalis family for a special Kansas City collaboration made for the BAS community! Whether playing baroque piccolo trumpet or interpreting works commissioned especially for him, Marsalis’ artistry has been enthusiastically hailed around the globe.
Effortlessly mixing the classics with contemporary, from Bach, Handel, and Purcell, to Bernstein and Morricone, guests will be delighted with the excitement and charisma Marsalis and BAS will bring to center stage!
About Bach Aria Soloists
Bach Aria Soloists is dedicated to presenting the genius and relevance of Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries and those he inspired to our community through BAS’ critically acclaimed concerts, multi-genre collaborations and BachReach education. The ensemble’s repertoire is adventurous and broad, including, but not limited to, chamber music from Baroque to Contemporary, arias, art songs, jazz and tango.
Led by Artistic Director-Founder-violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane, the ensemble includes Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano; Elisa Williams Bickers, harpsichord, organ and piano; and Hannah Collins, cello.