Johann Sebastian Bach is probably the best known member of the Bach clan. But he was far from the only family member to achieve acclaim as a musician and composer from their base in the German state of Thuringia in the 17th and 18th centuries. Bach’s own father and several uncles were musicians, along with a sibling or two, and a number of his children.
Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. at Government House the Regina Symphony Orchestra will present five compositions by the Bach family along with Canadian composer Ronald Royer’s 2000 work In Memoriam J.S. Bach. Tonight’s concert will be repeated Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Government House. For ticket info call 1-866-973-9614.
To give you a taste of the style of classical music that was in vogue during J.S. Bach’s time here’s a performance by the Croatian Baroque Ensemble of Brandenburg Concerto No. 5: